“It was all a matter of hints and shades”: Reconceptualizing Virginia Woolf’s Flush

dc.contributor.advisor Batra, Nandita Colón-Vale, Layla College of Arts and Sciences - Arts en_US
dc.contributor.committee Rodriguez, Linda
dc.contributor.committee Orlandini, Roberta
dc.contributor.committee Rivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.representative Kothe, Ana 2018-02-08T12:31:03Z 2018-02-08T12:31:03Z 2013
dc.description.abstract This thesis aims to reconceptualize Virginia Woolf’s 1933 novel Flush: A Biography. The novel has been largely ignored by the intelligentsia due to its subject matter: a dog. Although various critics have attempted to salvage its status by reconstructing it as an allegory for feminism, politics, and class; and many have pondered whether the novel is truly the story about the eponymous character or Miss Barrett, his human companion, this text intends to reconceptualize the novel through the scope of feminist theory, Disability Studies, and Critical Animal Studies in order to demonstrate how the novel is a posthuman dual Bildungsroman. Other factors, such as Woolf’s true motives when creating Flush, will also be considered. In the end, this reconceptualization aspires to create a new era of discourse regarding Flush, one which is inclusive and will confront its current status outside the canon. en_US
dc.description.graduationSemester Fall en_US
dc.description.graduationYear 2013 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.holder (c) 2013 Layla Colón Vale en_US
dc.rights.license All rights reserved en_US
dc.subject Bildungsroman en_US
dc.subject Virginia Woolf en_US
dc.subject Allegory en_US
dc.subject Feminism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Flush. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and literature. en_US
dc.title “It was all a matter of hints and shades”: Reconceptualizing Virginia Woolf’s Flush en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dspace.entity.type Publication English Education en_US M.A.E.E. en_US
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