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dc.contributor.supervisor Medoro, Dana (English, Film, and Theatre) en_US
dc.contributor.author Dykstra Dykerman, Katelyn Jane
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-24T17:19:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-24T17:19:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8474
dc.description.abstract This thesis considers the treatment of early twentieth-century intersex bodies in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!. It takes into special account the prevalence of eugenic discourse during the modernist period, noticing eugenicists’ interest in categorical imperatives for the purposes of statistical analysis and surgical alteration. Their aims were human perfectibility. This thesis argues Orlando and Absalom, Absalom! imagine bodies existing, loving, and dreaming in between male and female, and outside of the violence of surgical “correction.” en_US
dc.subject Intersex en_US
dc.subject Eugenics en_US
dc.subject William Faulkner en_US
dc.subject Virginia Woolf en_US
dc.subject Modernism en_US
dc.title “Sex was some forgotten atrophy”: Imagining intersex in Woolf’s Orlando and Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! en_US
dc.degree.discipline English, Film, and Theatre en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Libin, Mark (English, Film, and Theatre) Guard, Julie (Labour Studies) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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