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dc.contributor.advisorDavidson, Ryan J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMouawad, Ninaen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 70-73).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Ryan James Davidson.en_US
dc.description.abstractFeminist disability studies is a branch of literary theory that is dedicated to revising and restructuring perceived notions of embodiment. The fluid definition of "disability" has permitted various "undesirable" groups or traits to be labeled as disabled in the past such as women, people of color, and queer people. The only positive outcome that has resulted from such segregation has been the creation of carnivalesque communities that function outside the realm of formal society. The Bakhtinian carnival is an ambivalent space that suspends normative rules and perceptions allowing for the inversion of social structure and the awakening of human awareness and consciousness. I argue in this paper that: given enough time, the carnivalesque will then become the dominant structure of life devoid of a normalcy narrative. This evolutionary process can be seen as successful in the microcosmic fictional worlds of Carson McCullers and Anaïs Nin whose freakish characters have added a positive connotation to the term "grotesque.".en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Nina Mouawaden_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (v, 73 pages)en_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshMcCullers, Carson--1917-1967--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshNin, Anaïs--1903-1977--Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.titleThe grotesque realism of feminist disability : Carson McCullers and Anaïs Ninen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in English Language and Literatureen_US
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