Date Thesis Awarded

5-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Nancy Gray

Committee Member

Suzanne Raitt

Committee Member

Deborah Denenholz Morse

Committee Member

Maureen Fitzgerald

Abstract

My project explores feminist political and theoretical deconstructive revisions of classic fairytales, centrally through the works of Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton, and Angela Carter. Through these narrative upheavals, the three authors grapple with tropes including, but not limited to, the female body economy, the traffic in women, sexual domination and subordination, erotic cannibalism, trauma, mourning, and memory, and the destabilization of patriarchal power circuits. The primary works discussed are Atwood's "The Edible Woman" and "The Robber Bride"; Anne Sexton's collection "Transformations"; and Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber."

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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