Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Deborah Denenholz Morse
My project explores feminist political and theoretical deconstructive revisions of classic fairytales, centrally through the works of Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton, and Angela Carter. Through these narrative upheavals, the three authors grapple with tropes including, but not limited to, the female body economy, the traffic in women, sexual domination and subordination, erotic cannibalism, trauma, mourning, and memory, and the destabilization of patriarchal power circuits. The primary works discussed are Atwood's "The Edible Woman" and "The Robber Bride"; Anne Sexton's collection "Transformations"; and Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber."
Hood, James Devin, "Revealing the Wizard Behind the Curtain: Deconstructivist Fairytale Politics in the Works of Margaret Atwood, Anne Sexton, and Angela Carter" (2009). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 320.
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