Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English

First Advisor

Clark Davis

Keywords

American women writers, feminism, genre theory, hybridity, memoir, M.F.K. Fisher

Abstract

This thesis seeks to analyze M.F.K. Fisher's socio-historic role and the components of her texts as a means to interrogate the categorization of her writing, to identify her authorial voice, and to see how it all contributes to and proves that Fisher is a `kaleidoscopic' hybrid writer. I utilize theoretical positions such as New Historicism, Feminism, Genre Theory, and Everyday Theory to help me identify and explain the hybrid tendencies of Fisher's writing. It is not a comprehensive study of her texts in light of these theories, but rather, it is a broad overview in order to demonstrate alternative readings of Fisher's work.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Elizabeth Lee Sleeper

File size

114 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Literature

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