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On a mission : Grace Ellison's An Englishwoman in a Turkish harem

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Precious McKenzie-Stearns (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: This thesis, entitled “On A Mission: Grace Ellison’s An Englishwoman in a Turkish Harem,” closely analyzes the rhetoric that is used within Ellison’s text. Ellison writes about her adventures in Turkey from a uniquely British perspective. Her discourse addresses such issues as the veil, the harem and women’s rights. Ellison’s socio-political concerns, she claims, are centered on the Turkish women. Often times though, her discourse shifts to address the progress and needs of Englishwomen of the early twentieth century. This intimate study of An Englishwoman in a Turkish Harem reveals Ellison’s progressive feminist ideas as well as the fervent nationalistic propaganda that she espouses in order to champion her cause.

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Thesis
A Thesis Submitted to the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Ellison Grace. An Englishwoman in a Turkish harem--Criticism and interpretation
Subjects
Ellison, Grace. An Englishwoman in a Turkish harem -- Criticism and interpretation