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Queer comedy: Laughter and stigma: fear and rebellion in modern and contemporary drama
The dissertation discusses comedy from the perspective of queer theory, or the study of stigmatized subjectivity. Each of the five chapters examines the idea of comedy using a different literary moment and in so doing, ...
Becoming American in Sam Shepard's West and Asian American West
This dissertation searches for meanings of becoming American through comparative studies of the American West as a psychological locus for establishing American identity in Sam Shepard's plays and films, and several Asian ...