|Adaptation and amplification in Paul Auster's City of glass
||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
||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
||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
||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...