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Our wounded, our wounds: Disruption, ideological permeability and transference of agony in Louisa May Alcott's “Hospital Sketches” and Walt Whitman's “Memoranda during the War” and “The Wound-Dresser”
Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman shared strikingly similar Civil War nursing experiences. They engaged in the same cultural and personal work within their respective hospitals and recognized the dissolution of boundaries ...
Politics out of trauma: Asian American literature and the subject formation of Asian America
This dissertation unravels the complex relationships between trauma, politics, and the subject formation of Asian America in order to challenge the assumption that the subject's experiences define the political grounds of ...
Women of the beat generation Joyce Johnson, Diane di Prima, and Carolyn Cassady: Female agency in transitional times
This study intervenes in the subject of women associated with Beat movement through a close reading of their memoirs. Joyce Johnson, Diane di Prima, and Carolyn Cassady were three women who were instrumental in their own ...