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The Exile in Literature : Remembering What Has Been Lost and Finding the Courage to Move Forward
(East Carolina University, 2014)
Cultural displacement and exile are major topics that are portrayed in Caribbean literature and in this Master's thesis, I analyze the exilic experience as depicted in texts written by Julia Alvarez, Cristina García, and ...
Alienation and Ethnic Identities in "Growing Up Ethnic in America," "Borderlands/La Frontera," and "The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing"
(East Carolina University, 2015)
This thesis examines the concept of alienation during adolescence as an influential factor in ethnic identity development. The negative effects of alienation are frequently explored, but I argue experiences concerning ...
POLITICS OF THE (TEXTUAL) BODY : EMBODIED ISSUES OF GENDER AND POWER IN AIDOO'S CHANGES: A LOVE STORY, FAQIR'S PILLARS OF SALT, AND WINTERSON'S WRITTEN ON THE BODY
(East Carolina University, 2013)
This thesis explores the literary manifestation of patriarchal embodiment in several multicultural novels: Ama Ata Aidoo's Changes: A Love Story, Fadia Faqir's Pillars of Salt, and Jeanette Winterson's Written on the Body. ...