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Fighting Culture: Class and the Early English Boxing Novel in Late Victorian Society
The early English boxing novel emerges at a critical point in the wider culture of transition that typifies the later Victorian age in England. Evidencing the emergence of an increasingly populist literature and popular ...
"Straight People Are Looking at You:" Heterosexual Privilege and Homonormativity in American Visual Texts
My dissertation deals with the topic of representations of gay men in such American popular texts as film, television, and mainstream theatre. I advance the argument that while the 2000s have seen a dramatic rise in the ...
Disorderly Eating in Victorian England
This dissertation investigates the gendered spaces of eating and consumption in Victorian England. In the nineteenth century, Dr. William Gull introduced the medical diagnosis of “anorexia nervosa,” which spawned a discourse ...
Striking Back at the New Overseer: Response to White Panopticism in the Works of Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison
This is an examination of the literary treatment and depiction of white panopticism in the representative works of Richard Wright, Ann Petry, and Ralph Ellison.