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Dorothy Allison and Eli Clare: Creating Counter-Discourse and Shaping the Body as Home in the Life-Narrative

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Title: Dorothy Allison and Eli Clare: Creating Counter-Discourse and Shaping the Body as Home in the Life-Narrative
Author: Bock, Emily
Advisor: Solomon, Asali
Department: Haverford College. Department of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: This project considers the role of discourse in the life-narratives of Dorothy Allison and Eli Clare, two authors who identify as queer authors from rural, white, working-class backgrounds. I argue that Allison and Clare use the life-narrative to locate and create a home for themselves in a world where there are many forces that are hostile to the understanding of identity and experience as complex and dynamic.
Subject: Gays -- Identity
Subject: Clare, Eli -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Gays' writings
Subject: Gay authors
Subject: Discourse analysis, Narrative
Subject: Allison, Dorothy -- Criticism and interpretation
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7069

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Bock, Emily. "Dorothy Allison and Eli Clare: Creating Counter-Discourse and Shaping the Body as Home in the Life-Narrative". 2011. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7069.

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