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Texas A&M University

1. Schwalen, Anja Margarethe. American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar.

Degree: 2009, Texas A&M University

This thesis compares the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi ?zdamar focusing on the aspects of ethnic identity, gender, as well as history and memory. The argument is that both authors' work not only reflects the cultural origins of each writer and her trauma of loss, but also each host country's social realities and conflicts. In spite of alienation and loss of home and language, both protagonists create "touching tales," a phrase coined by Leslie Adelson that refers to the entanglement between cultures, stressing more the common ground between them than the differences. Santiago's work stresses the dividedness of American society along racial and ethnic lines, but also the opportunity for the immigrant to reinvent herself and overcome racial and social boundaries. ?zdamar on the other hand reflects on the dividedness and traumatization of Germany through World War II, the Holocaust, the East-West division, and the terrorism of the 1970s. She compares it to the political and social division within Turkey as results of the Armenian genocide and military coups. While Santiago views American culture with distance, ?zdamar displays an enthusiastic reception of leftist writers like Bertolt Brecht and German literature in general. Both autobiographical subjects find a way to reconcile their own inner divisions through theater work, which combines universal and multicultural elements. Advisors/Committee Members: Powell, Larson M. (advisor), Hawthorne, Melanie C. (committee member), Shandley, Robert R. (committee member), Villalobos, Jose P. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Ethnic Women Writers; Turkish-German Literature; Puerto Rican Literature

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APA (6th Edition):

Schwalen, A. M. (2009). American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1905

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schwalen, Anja Margarethe. “American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar.” 2009. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed October 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1905.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schwalen, Anja Margarethe. “American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar.” 2009. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Schwalen AM. American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1905.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Schwalen AM. American dream and German nightmare? identity, gender, and memory in the autobiographic work of Esmeralda Santiago and Emine Sevgi Ozdamar. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-1905

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of Arkansas

2. Ingwerson, Charlyn Marie. Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism.

Degree: PhD, 2019, University of Arkansas

This dissertation advocates for reading the literatures of two Middle Eastern women writers through a Maternal Critical lens that recognizes the demands of universal vulnerability in characters who resist violence, and responds in Maternal communities of Readers that connect readers to characters, readers to writers, and readers to other readers, carrying the struggle for equity forward. My unfolding argument, centered on Maternal Critical activity in the novels of Palestinian writer Sahar Khalifeh and Israeli writer Ronit Matalon, demonstrates how literature by these Middle Eastern women is part of a narrative context of women’s peacemaking and resistance to violence, a part that has been largely overlooked until now. I argue these literatures are nonviolent resistance and that reading these works through a Maternal Critical lens constitutes a participatory response in the demands for equity from which the literatures emerge. Maternal Criticism draws on philosopher Sara Ruddick’s work, Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace for its primary vocabulary that frames the work of mothering as responding to the demands of vulnerability for preservation, nurture, and social acceptance. This dissertation, Maternal Criticism, contributes to existing literary and critical readings of literature by Khalifeh and Matalon, and is the first writing to consider them in juxtaposition. The analysis advanced from these Maternal Critical readings of texts recognizes mothering practices that underpin mothers’ nonviolent resistance, activism that has shifted both practices of mothering and perceptions of mother-work in the societies from which the texts have emerged, suggesting a premise upon which to construct inclusive discourses that build peaceful communities. Advisors/Committee Members: Jennifer M. Hoyer, Stephanie Schulte, Mohja Kahf.

Subjects/Keywords: criticism; Middle East; motherhood; peace activism; women writers; Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority; Near and Middle Eastern Studies; Women's Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Ingwerson, C. M. (2019). Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arkansas. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3155

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Ingwerson, Charlyn Marie. “Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arkansas. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3155.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Ingwerson, Charlyn Marie. “Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism.” 2019. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Ingwerson CM. Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arkansas; 2019. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3155.

Council of Science Editors:

Ingwerson CM. Maternal Criticism: Reading Two Middle Eastern Women Writers as Nonviolent Peace Activism. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arkansas; 2019. Available from: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/3155


Rhode Island College

3. Howe, Katy A. Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill.

Degree: MA, 2006, Rhode Island College

Looking at short story collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill, this work explores the protagonists' development of identity in relation to others. Using relational psychoanalysis as a theoretical base, this thesis probes the tension between involvement in community and maintaining individuality. Advisors/Committee Members: Shelton, Carol R..

Subjects/Keywords: Literature, Minority and ethnic groups, Social conditions and trends; Ethnic Studies; Family, Life Course, and Society; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Inequality and Stratification; Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority; Race and Ethnicity; Sociology of Culture; isolation; connection; community; autonomy; identity; relationship; American literature; short stories; Z.Z. Packer; Jhumpa Lahiri; Mary Gaitskill; Drinking Coffee Elsewhere; Interpreter of Maladies; Because They Wanted to; American women writers; relational psychoanalysis

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APA (6th Edition):

Howe, K. A. (2006). Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill. (Masters Thesis). Rhode Island College. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/5

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Howe, Katy A. “Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill.” 2006. Masters Thesis, Rhode Island College. Accessed October 19, 2019. https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/5.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Howe, Katy A. “Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill.” 2006. Web. 19 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Howe KA. Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2006. [cited 2019 Oct 19]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/5.

Council of Science Editors:

Howe KA. Isolation and Community in Short Story Collections by Z.Z. Packer, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Mary Gaitskill. [Masters Thesis]. Rhode Island College; 2006. Available from: https://digitalcommons.ric.edu/etd/5

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