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Sweeney, Meghan

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Adaptation and amplification in Paul Auster's City of glass 2009 6352 Paul Auster’s meta-fictional detective story, City of Glass, involves a complex linguistic investigation into the nature, function, and meaning of language. Using a highly conventional literary genre, detective fiction, Auster, using deconstruction...
Put me in coach : surviving the bench and the locker room in adolescent basketball literature 2009 1125 This thesis examines the off-court spaces of adolescent basketball literature. In most sports literature, the spotlight is placed on the field of play, whether it be a football field, a baseball diamond, or a basketball court. However, I take the spo...
Fruits of knowledge : gender roles, power, rebellion and the transformation of Eve in Philip Pullman's His Dark Material Trilogy 2009 1797 Philip Pullman, an outspoken critic of Christianity, has frequently voiced his desire to overturn the core elements of the Fall; to break it down, tear it apart, and allow for a new vision of the old story. In his trilogy consisting of three novels...
The thongs that bind : how Georgia Nicolson negotiates her identity as an adolescent girl 2009 3842 In a series of novels by Louise Rennison, beginning with Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging, female protagonist Georgia Nicolson tries on various articles of clothing like thongs and bras and applies makeup like “lippy” and mascara, in an attemp...