Space, Identity, and Difference in 4 Plays by Judith Thompson

  • Author / Creator
    Gagnon, Jeffrey
  • In this dissertation, I read Judith Thompson’s The Crackwalker, I am Yours, Habitat, and Lion in the Streets with an eye towards how Thompson produces socially contingent spaces as sites of marginalized identity. My focus is on Thompson’s work as a playwright rather than on the texts in performance. My interest is in the ways Thompson mediates a characterization of class-based marginality through the experience of space as a social product.
    In interrogating Thompson’s use of space, I refer to the theories of philosopher Henri Lefebvre, specifically to the notion of space as a social product and his conception of the “double illusion.”

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2009
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    Master of Arts
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Reed, Daphne (English)
    • Defraeye, Piet (Drama)