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Gender And Resistance: Afro-Brazilian Women's Anti-Naming As Recovery From Trauma In Conceição Evaristo' "Eu-Mulher" And Ponciá Vicencio, Sarah S. Ohmer Aug 2013

Gender And Resistance: Afro-Brazilian Women's Anti-Naming As Recovery From Trauma In Conceição Evaristo' "Eu-Mulher" And Ponciá Vicencio, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

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Surviving The City: Resistance And Plant Life In Woolf’S Jacob’S Room And Barnes’ Nightwood, Ria Banerjee Jan 2013

Surviving The City: Resistance And Plant Life In Woolf’S Jacob’S Room And Barnes’ Nightwood, Ria Banerjee

Publications and Research

In Jacob’s Room (1922) and Nightwood (1936), Virginia Woolf and Djuna Barnes use plant life to express a profound ambivalence about the masculine-inflected ordering functions of art and morality. They show that these processes codify lived experience and distance it from the feminine and sexual. To counter this turn towards the urban inauthentic, both novels depict non-urban spaces to upend conventional notions of usefulness. They fixate on evanescent flowers, wild forests, and untillable fields as sites of resistance whose fragility and remoteness are strengths. In Jacob’s Room, I argue that the eponymous protagonist is destroyed by his conventional ...


Lifting Belly: The Language Of (In)Visibility, Christine Scanlon Jan 2013

Lifting Belly: The Language Of (In)Visibility, Christine Scanlon

Dissertations and Theses

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