The Difficulties of Questioning My Assumptions: An Exploration of Genre, Form, Race, Culture, Authenticity, and Signifyin(g) in Slam Poetry

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The Difficulties of Questioning My Assumptions: An Exploration of Genre, Form, Race, Culture, Authenticity, and Signifyin(g) in Slam Poetry

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dc.contributor.advisor Beard, Linda-Susan
dc.contributor.author Samors, Joshua
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T13:25:28Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T13:25:28Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/7394
dc.description.abstract In this essay, I begin with what I thought was a simple thesis statement, and investigate my assumptions about race, culture, and identity in the context of slam poetry. I engage critically with slam poetry as a genre and as a cultural event, while probing my assumptions with a combination of psychology and literary theory. In the end, I realize that my original goal was impossible given the language I was operating in, and posit that a new language is needed to explore these complex issues. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of English
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Literary form
dc.subject.lcsh Poetry slams
dc.title The Difficulties of Questioning My Assumptions: An Exploration of Genre, Form, Race, Culture, Authenticity, and Signifyin(g) in Slam Poetry en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en


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