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The martyr and the traitor: Violence and resistance in world literature and cinema
This dissertation examines the way systemic capitalist violence and resistance to it can be articulated through the three figures of the martyr, the disappeared, and the traitor. Focusing on the literary tropes of the ...
Architectures of angst: Spatial poetics in 20th century existential literature
This dissertation represents an attempt to respond to a lack in literary criticism; namely, it considers the role the constructed spaces in literature have in literary analysis within an existentialist framework. This ...
Countable man: From the Great Famine to Modernism
Countable Man: From the Great Famine to Modernism argues that nineteenth- and early twentieth-century letters and literature in Ireland reveal the development of a rhetorical violence. The intensification of the quest for ...
Rhetoric and new contractarianism for figures of gentility in early modern novels
This dissertation explores the literary representations of British gentility in the early modern fiction as they embrace discourse of enlightened social exchanges, sentimental reforms, and modern contractarianism in an ...
Queers: Abjection, agency, bodies and pleasures
This dissertation claims, via Foucault's theorization of counter-conduct, bodies and pleasures, that bug-chasing, queer pornography, queer painting and poetics—that is, a range of acts of queer poiesis—suggest not that ...
Body and posthegemony in Spain: Affect, habitus, and multitude in contemporary Spanish novels
This research draws on current approaches in the theory of posthegemony. I’m particularly interested about the contributions to this matter provided by Jon Beasley-Murray, Toni Negri, Gilles Deleuze, and Pierre Bourdieu ...