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The following is an analysis of Emmanuelle Marie’s 2003 play CUT as it intersects the theories of Hélène Cixous’ “écriture féminine" primarily expressed through her essays “The Laugh of the Medusa” and “Sorties.” This paper will additionally present an overview to feminine writing along with a...
Making Feminism Popular: Audience Interpellation in Late Post-Network Era Television (a Case Study of TNT’s THE CLOSER)Download
This dissertation explores the serial design model of The Closer. It answers the following question: How does The Closer offer multiple entry points along a spectrum of views on gender and feminism, appeal to a range of viewers, and thus secure popularity? To generate metadata of how The...
This thesis is based on a textual analysis of three translations of a book in the New Testament, Ephesians, to look for differences in the translators’ treatment of gender. The three versions used are the older 1984 New International Version (NIV) and a retranslation of the NIV that uses...
In this dissertation, I read gender humour through the lens of masculinities studies and critical humour studies to contribute to gender studies and humour studies. I engage two crucial problems and propose solutions and possibilities. The first problem concerns the state of the concept of...
Feminist resistance to gender oppression, while surely a collective political project, has an important individual dimension. Individual resistance most often takes the shape of self-transformation where one works on the self to change desires, attitudes, and practices. I argue that paradigms of...
This dissertation explores the concept of environmental sustainability and design by connecting posthumanist philosophies of materiality to material practices. This research complicates the idea of sustainability by posing sustainability as a problem or a question: What is sustainability? Or,...
This dissertation focuses on the portrayal of historical events in the works of Margaret Atwood, Anna Akhmatova, and Lina Kostenko. These Canadian, Russian, and Ukrainian poets present women as participants in political events, possessing historical agency, and taking part in the creation of a...
The Empowered Woman and Encounters with Breast Cancer, the Year’s Chick Disease: Sick Lit and the Work of Memoir in the Postfeminist DecadeDownload
This dissertation examines a postfeminist subgenre of women’s autobiography referred to as “sick lit.” The primary texts, all published between 2004 and 2009 are: Cancer Vixen by Marisa Acocella Marchetto, Breastless in the City: A Young Woman’s Story of Love, Loss, and Breast Cancer by Cathy...
The Social and Cultural Conditions for Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Students in a Rural Community: A Case Study of Educators’ PerspectivesDownload
In order to combat sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth suicide ideation and completion, the cultures of schools must change to become accepting and inclusive of this vulnerable group. SGM youth in rural spaces are at greater risk than their urban counterparts. For changes to occur, a deep...
The (Ir)Relevance of Lesbian Identity within Contemporary Theorizing: A Poststructural Critique of Lesbian Feminist and Queer TheoryDownload
Lesbian identity has become germane to contemporary theorizing on sexuality. Since the early 1990’s, queer theory and critique have served to reveal the limitations and challenges of earlier lesbian feminist theory. However, queer theory has also encountered challenges, leaving theorizing on...