“Something In This Slippery World That Can Hold”: A Trans Feminist Analysis Of Moby-Dick

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Virginia Buck (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/
Colin Ramsey

Abstract: This paper argues that Moby-Dick dramatizes several long-standing issues that pertain to gender. The focus on trying to determine the objective truth of perceived reality and the motif of body modification combine to form a prescient exploration of modern debates and conflicts surrounding gender, not only as it is embodied but how it is conceptualized.

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Buck, V. (2017). "'Something In This Slippery World That Can Hold': A Trans Feminist Analysis Of Moby-Dick." Unpublished Master’s Thesis. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Language: English
Date: 2017
Moby Dick, Transgender, Trans feminist, Essentialism, Gender theory

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