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"(listen to the women)": Rethinking Representations of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Vancouver's Downtown EastsideDownload
This thesis investigates contemporary representations of violence against Indigenous women in Vancouverâs Downtown Eastside. I argue that sensationalist representations of violence serve to distance readers from their own implication in systems of colonial violence and sever individual acts of...
"Beauty, that piercing joy akin to pain": Romanticism and the "Christian Moral Economy of 'Sacrifice'" in First World War PoetryDownload
This thesis examines the connection between Romanticism and the Christ-like sacrifice of soldiers depicted in British poetry of the First World War. It focuses on the Romantic notion of the artist as an individual with special knowledge who suffers in order to create beautiful art, which, this...
This thesis will engage with a multitude of critical theories, sociological studies, and political legislation in an attempt to demonstrate the role female-centered literature is playing in the cultural revision of the Irish nation at the turn of the twenty-first century. In an effort to...
Grounded in the methodologies of New Historicism, New Criticism, Subaltern Studies, and Colonial Discourse Analysis, this dissertation explores Englishwomen’s fictions of the nautch girl (or Indian dancing girl) at the turn of the century. Writing between 1880 to 1920, and within the context of...
"It was delightful to be so hungry": Food, Class, and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Children's LiteratureDownload
This thesis explores the social, political, and spatial extensions of food and eating in nineteenth-century young women’s coming-of-age texts in America. It focuses on novels and short-stories from women authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Susan Coolidge, Eleanor H. Porter, and Sarah Jewett in...
"Just Breathing Isn't Living": Disability and Constructions of Normalcy in Nineteenth-Century Children's LiteratureDownload
This study seeks to demonstrate the ways in which disability is negatively and stereotypically presented in classic children’s literature and how it is used to prescribe constructions of normalcy. Although disability studies have become an increasingly popular avenue for critical study, one...
"My soul shall spurn them evermore": Revivalist Nationalism and the Dialectics of Joyce’s Ideological DevelopmentDownload
In this thesis I will argue that James Joyce’s early ideological development and artistic trajectory were in large part guided by his fiercely agonistic relationship and dialectical engagement with the Irish cultural nationalist movement known as the Revival. Expanding upon Marjorie Howes’ claim...
This dissertation demonstrates the importance of recovering the work of nineteenth-century Dissenting women whose life and writing have been overshadowed and minimized by their husband’s pastoral ministry. Specifically, it examines the textual work of Susannah Spurgeon (1832-1903), wife of the...
In this study I use John Milton’s notion of the “fit” reader as a guide to the theology and politics of reading in his early prose and late poetry. Throughout, I suggest that this reader functions as a site of contradiction within Milton’s writing, one that is indebted to a Protestant tradition...
In this dissertation I will discuss how English-Canadian writers of recent historical fiction incorporate ghosts for the purposes of recuperation: to suggest both the persistence of historical injustices and to signal the possibility of healing. Recognizing that views of Canada’s alleged...