|History is fiction, fiction history : questions of history formation in Melville's Moby-Dick
||Golo Mann, who is recognized in a recent article as one of the first historians to realize that
their work “does not reproduce ‘what actually happened’ so much as represent it from a
particular point of view (Burke, “History of Events” 290), descri...
|Rotating back to the world : an analysis of two Vietnam War memoirs
||This thesis is an exploration of two Vietnam War memoirs through an
autobiographical lens. Tim O’Brien’s If I Die in a Combat Zone Box Me Up and Send
Me Home and Tobias Wolff’s In Pharaoh’s Army: Memories of the Lost War are both
|Aesthetic representations of history : the question of the national allegory
||This project investigates the labeling of third-world literature as national allegory.
It begins with a discussion of the concepts and ideas behind the loaded terms that fuel this
debate. A justification of my own use of the terms “third-world,” “a...
|Indian chick-lit : form and consumerism
||This thesis critically examines Indian-U.S. chick-lit in order to illustrate its
complexity and to point out why scholars should give their attention to this sub-genre of
mainstream chick-lit. Indian chick-lit’s adherence to mainstream chick-lit's ...
|Transnational feminism in the academy : linking humanities and human rights
||Deepika Bahri, in her essay, “Marginally Off-Center: Postcolonialism in the Teaching Machine,” asserts “[…] postcolonial academics are engaged not merely in the analysis and teaching of difference but in its production as well” (Bahri 279). However, ...