|From postmodern to post bildungsroman from the ashes: an alternative reading of Murakami Haruki and postwar Japanese culture
||My dissertation explores how postcolonial discourse offers an alternative theoretical framework for the literary works produced in contemporary Japan. I read the works of Murakami Haruki as cultural ethnographies of postwar Japan and apply postcoloni...
|Four essays on excess and fragmentation in modernism
||In these essays, the object of inquiry is the multifaceted interplay of part and whole, especially with reference to the individual's relationship to society. The first section, on Algernon Charles Swinburne, is centered on Julia Kristeva's concept o...
|Genres of work: working identities and the factory girl in Victorian literature
||The idea of Victorian womanhood typically summons images of Coventry Patmore's "angel in the house," the domestic saint who formed the moral center of the middle-class family. My dissertation examines another kind of Victorian woman: the factory girl...