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Title:
FROM DICKINSON TO PLATH: ART AS A MIRROR OF THE ARTIST
Author:
RUDOLPH, BRITTANY DESIREE
Issue Date:
2016
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:
The following essay examines the role of the artist within her art through an analysis of the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Although each poet wrote clearly different work, their canons are intertwined at certain points, particularly in regards to the ideas of eternity, mirrors, and artists. I seek to identify those points of intersection, as well as explore the concept of self-reflexivity within art. Through conducting close reading of several poems from each author, as well as considering their work in the contexts of their lives, I strive to explore the ways art and artists become indistinguishable from one another. I explore the idea of art as a mirror and as a distortion of reality, as well as art as a tool for subverting societal norms and expectations. Both themes are important to the work of Dickinson and Plath, and considering the authors together gives insight into what it means to be a female artist during different periods in American history.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Aiken, Susan

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dc.titleFROM DICKINSON TO PLATH: ART AS A MIRROR OF THE ARTISTen_US
dc.creatorRUDOLPH, BRITTANY DESIREEen
dc.contributor.authorRUDOLPH, BRITTANY DESIREEen
dc.date.issued2016-
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.abstractThe following essay examines the role of the artist within her art through an analysis of the poetry of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Although each poet wrote clearly different work, their canons are intertwined at certain points, particularly in regards to the ideas of eternity, mirrors, and artists. I seek to identify those points of intersection, as well as explore the concept of self-reflexivity within art. Through conducting close reading of several poems from each author, as well as considering their work in the contexts of their lives, I strive to explore the ways art and artists become indistinguishable from one another. I explore the idea of art as a mirror and as a distortion of reality, as well as art as a tool for subverting societal norms and expectations. Both themes are important to the work of Dickinson and Plath, and considering the authors together gives insight into what it means to be a female artist during different periods in American history.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
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thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorAiken, Susanen
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