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dc.contributor.authorKikendall, Stacey L.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-28T16:27:21Z
dc.date.available2015-04-10T10:00:12Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-28
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/21047
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines key moments in fictional and autobiographical texts when gender construction and colonization intersect and create the possibility for reciprocal visual exchange between disparate people. In a visual exchange, the participants actively and meaningfully look at one another, at the same time acknowledging the other’s subjectivity. I argue that these moments hint at the subliminal utopian desire by the author, and perhaps the reader, for a more equal, even democratic, community. I study a range of texts written during the long nineteenth century by male and female authors, including Sydney Owenson’s The Wild Irish Girl (1806), The History of Mary Prince (1831), Charles Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), and Olive Schreiner’s The Story of an African Farm (1883). Despite the rich scholarship in recent years on race and imperialism, gender, and the gaze as they are conceived in the nineteenth century, it is rare to find scholarship that examines the intersections of all three, and none of the texts I study have been the subject of this kind of intersectional analysis.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectBritish literature, nineteenth-century, visual exchange, gender, empire, visual culture, Sydney Owenson, Mary Prince, Charles Dickens, Olive Schreineren_US
dc.subject.lcshBritish literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcshMorgan, Lady (Sydney), 1783-1859 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshPrince, Mary -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshDickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshSchreiner, Olive, 1855-1920 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcshImperialism in literature
dc.subject.lcshRace in literature
dc.subject.lcshSex role in literature
dc.titleThe Visual Exchange: The Intersection of Vision, Gender, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century British Literatureen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeEnglishen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Englishen_US
dc.description.advisorHouston, Gail
dc.description.committee-memberHarrison, Gary
dc.description.committee-memberHunt, Aeron
dc.description.committee-memberCheek, Pamela
emb.embargo.terms2014-07-30


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