Date of Award
Clark Davis, Ph.D.
American women writers, Feminism, Genre theory, Hybridity, Memoir, M.F.K. Fisher
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.
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Sleeper, Elizabeth Lee, "The Intricacies of M.F.K. Fisher: Discovering a Kaleidoscopic Hybridity" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 609.
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Elizabeth Lee Sleeper