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dc.contributor.supervisorMedoro, Dana (English, Film, and Theatre)en_US
dc.contributor.authorDykstra Dykerman, Katelyn Jane
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-24T17:19:32Z
dc.date.available2012-08-24T17:19:32Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/8474
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectIntersexen_US
dc.subjectEugenicsen_US
dc.subjectWilliam Faulkneren_US
dc.subjectVirginia Woolfen_US
dc.subjectModernismen_US
dc.title“Sex was some forgotten atrophy”: Imagining intersex in Woolf’s Orlando and Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!en_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineEnglish, Film and Theatreen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeLibin, Mark (English, Film, and Theatre) Guard, Julie (Labour Studies)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2012en_US


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