|From Cultural Purism to Cultural Pluralism: Salman Rushdie and the Hybrid
||This thesis examines Rushdie’s treatment of the cultural hybrid in The Satanic Verses and The Moor’s Last Sigh in order to explore the following questions: Does Rushdie have an ultimate view of the immigrant/hybrid position? Does he provide an answer...
|Posthum/an/ous: Identity, Imagination, and the Internet
||The Furry, Otherkin, and Otakukin are Internet fan subcultures whose members personally identify with non-human beings, such as animals, creatures of fantasy, or cartoon characters. I analyze several different forms of expression that the fandoms uti...
|Zadie Smith’s NW: A Compass in Sad Multicultural Land
||Taking Zadie Smith’s most recent novel, NW (2012), as its subject, this master’s thesis engages in a postcolonial analysis of contemporary multicultural life in London. Smith’s return to her childhood North-West London neighborhood, which she introd...