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Dedoxifying gender identity through language and sexuality: Kathy Acker's abjection of western phallocentric traditions and the feminist Utopian sublime
In an attempt to ascertain identity Acker rejects the Phallocentric traditions of Western Culture having assigned Acker an identity of weakness based on biological and physical attributes; hence, a psychological slavery, ...
The hazard of sympathy, race, and gender in antebellum American women's writing
Sympathy is the crucial idea in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century sentimental fiction to absorb the reader's attention and construct a sense of identification between the reader and the character, so that the ...
"A neutral territory": Artist, community, and gender in Nathaniel Hawthorne's works
This dissertation examines gender issues in Nathaniel Hawthorne's works. Considering Hawthorne's trouble with gender--particularly as a writer--as the central theme of his literature and the driving force behind his creation, ...