Gender, Tragedy, and Representation: The Portrayal of Women in 9/11 Literature

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579286
Title:
Gender, Tragedy, and Representation: The Portrayal of Women in 9/11 Literature
Author:
Hoke, Valerie Rose
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis examines how works of 9/11 literature, both fiction and nonfiction, reflect a revitalization of gender roles in American culture among their characters or subjects, and uses feminist theory to address why this process was such an immediate reaction of American society in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11ᵗʰ, 2001. In order to conduct support this argument, nonfiction texts by Dean E. Murphy and Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn, works of fiction by Jay McInerney, Jonathan Safran Foer, Frédéric Beigbeder, and Claire Tristram, and texts of feminist theory by Susan Faludi, Judith Butler, and Betty Friedan are analyzed and brought together in discussion.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Durand, Alain-Philippe

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleGender, Tragedy, and Representation: The Portrayal of Women in 9/11 Literatureen_US
dc.creatorHoke, Valerie Roseen
dc.contributor.authorHoke, Valerie Roseen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines how works of 9/11 literature, both fiction and nonfiction, reflect a revitalization of gender roles in American culture among their characters or subjects, and uses feminist theory to address why this process was such an immediate reaction of American society in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11ᵗʰ, 2001. In order to conduct support this argument, nonfiction texts by Dean E. Murphy and Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn, works of fiction by Jay McInerney, Jonathan Safran Foer, Frédéric Beigbeder, and Claire Tristram, and texts of feminist theory by Susan Faludi, Judith Butler, and Betty Friedan are analyzed and brought together in discussion.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorDurand, Alain-Philippeen
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