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Possibilities in the margins: Exploring love and power in Tillie Olsen’s "I stand here Ironing", Toni Morrison’s "The Bluest Eye", and Dorothy Allison's "Bastard Out of Carolina"
This thesis explores the intersections of class, gender, and race in Tillie Olsen's short story "I Stand Here Ironing", Toni Morrison's novel "The Bluest Eye", and Dorothy Allison's novel "Bastard Out of Carolina". The ...
"Ludicrous Solemnity": Satire's Aesthetic Turn
This dissertation studies the shift in eighteenth-century satire away from verse and toward parody-driven forms. I argue that there is no need to posit a rigid dichotomy between satire and the novel, because the trend ...
Even gods do: The construction and presentation of network culture in Neil Gaiman's "American Gods"
Neil Gaiman's American Gods is a novel that exemplifies emergent network theory. It is a novel that is many things at the same time, a road novel, an American epic, an immigrant experience, connecting to different genres, ...