Date of Award
Tayana L. Hardin
Donna Beth Ellard
Black feminist criticism, Healing, I-You, Oneness, Regardless, Trauma
This thesis analyzes Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple from a Black feminist perspective to demonstrate oneness as capacious being. This project explores an I-You dialogue that works toward future-making through the notion of regardless, an idea from Walker’s definition of Womanist, deployed through sustained engagement with Kevin Quashie’s notion of oneness. Thus, this work extrapolates lessons found in the selected texts to demonstrate what it means to embody a capaciousness of being and how this then fosters healing in the face of trauma. In so doing, this thesis demonstrates how the theoretical notions of regardless and oneness have implications for our lived, shared, and social experiences.
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Sauceda, Jasmine Veronica, "Regardless, ‘I’ and ‘You’: Lessons from Black Feminist Literature" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2079.
Received from ProQuest
Jasmine Veronica Sauceda
African American studies, Women's studies, Literature