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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 ...
Sexual trauma and the post-traumatic (re)formation of identity
This thesis explores the representation of trauma in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee and selected writings and performances of Karen Finley. While all three create fictionalized spaces ...
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 ...