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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
You Must Not Know Bout Me*: Reviewed Resistance of Sarah Bartmann, Josephine Baker, and Beyoncé Knowles
This thesis explores three forms of resistance demonstrated through the lives of Josephine Baker, Sarah Bartmann, and Beyoncé Knowles. These forms of resistance are "talking back" (originally from bell hooks); oppositional ...
"Paradise Lost": The danger of the feminine
" Paradise Lost : The Danger of the Feminine" analyzes and examines the roles of Sin, Eve and Adam in a gendered reading of the epic. Milton's Sin emphasizes the danger of the feminine and the virgin/whore dichotomy wherein ...
Gender and Hybridity in the Works of Angela Carter
This thesis is an analysis of hybrid or transformative bodies in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber and The Sadeian Woman which examines her development of animalistic characteristics as a means to challenge the boundaries ...