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Narratives of consumption: Postmodern American fiction's engagement with consumer culture
The focus of this study stems from the tendencies in postmodern fiction to address concerns related to consumer culture, whether it is through a recognition of semiological instabilities or through an analysis of consumer ...
The limit of failure: Perversion in psychoanalysis and temporality in ethical philosophy
This dissertation aims to ask a question about the philosophy of limits. It does so primarily though investigations into two disciplines: psychoanalysis and ethical philosophy. These two parts are introduced and contextualized ...
"A song along the keyboard": Popular music and literature in postwar American culture
This dissertation draws together the history of recording technologies with theoretical discussions of art, music, and celebrity culture, and pairs these with literary explorations of music from the postwar era. Framed by ...