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Montwieler, Katherine

UNCW

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Holding hands with Virginia Woolf: a map of Orlando's functional subversion 2009 4442 As hard as we might try, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography proves difficult to peg: is the eponymous character a man or a woman? Is she thirty or three hundred years old? And in terms of style, is the work a biography, a love letter, or a novel...
"When I kissed her cheek" : theatrics of sexuality and the framed gaze in Esther's narration of Bleak House 2009 1606 The purpose of this thesis is to explore a sexual subtext in Charles Dickens’s novel Bleak House. In Esther’s narrative, dramatic vignettes expose female characters expressing the simultaneous possibilities of innocent, intense friendship and lesbi...
"His love is real, but he is not" : examination of reality in Spielberg's AI: artificial intelligence 2009 953 Steven Spielberg’s 2001 film AI: Artificial Intelligence, based on Brian Aldiss’ short story “Supertoys Last All Summer Long,” deals with important issues of reality and how artificial intelligence, known in the film as mechas, can have emotions an...
A language of signs : obtaining power in Elizabeth Inchbald's A simple story 2009 1639 Elizabeth Inchbald’s A Simple Story (1791) is a groundbreaking novel that makes a complicated argument concerning feminine power and the possibility of undermining masculine authority. Inchbald, a trained dramatist and actress, uses her knowledge o...
"The prettiest little actress" : performance theory and Frances Burney's Evelina 2009 2112 Due to the limited mobility of the young middle-class woman in the eighteenth century, her identity was mainly the construction of the male who wielded control over her body. That control within Evelina takes the form of financial support, social s...
The masquerade and bisexuality in Margaret Atwood's The robber bride 2009 1719 I continue the current discussion of identity construction through the theories of Luce Irigaray, Hélène Cixous, and Catherine Clément. By focusing on Irigaray’s “masquerade of femininity” and Cixous and Clément’s “bisexuality,” I analyze Margaret ...
Alice K's adventures interroscribing simulandra: of performance through questions in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and The Trial 2009 1640 This thesis is an exploration of the characters Alice in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Josef K in Franz Kafka’s The Trial and the ways each is an uncertain “self” in an uncertain “family.” The thesis performs according to Car...
Finding a rhythm : how tribalism creates identity in Erdrich's The painted drum 2009 4213 This thesis focuses on the connection between “tribalism” and identity, and then analyzes the connection in Louise Erdrich’s most recent work, The Painted Drum (2005). It examines Erdrich’s four primary characters and elaborates on the influence tr...
Translating The Devil and his grandmother : an introduction to the life and work of Lou Andreas-Salomé 2009 2267 This thesis offers an English translation of Lou Andreas-Salomé’s closet drama, The Devil and His Grandmother, as well as an introduction to the woman and her work. The goal of this project is to further the recognition of Salomé as an important fi...