“You’ll just have to do something about it” : re-reading female desire, sexuality and agency in contemporary Atlantic Canadian literature

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dc.contributor.advisor MacLeod, Alexander, 1972-
dc.creator Nicholls, Hanna
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-01T14:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-01T14:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other PS8131 A8 N53 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27171
dc.description iii, 134 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 126-134).
dc.description.abstract This study seeks to examine representations of female sexuality in contemporary Atlantic Canadian literature from 1995 – 2015. Although it could be argued that a new wave of female writers have come to dominate the fictional landscape of the region, there has been no sustained analysis of female sexuality in the region's literature. This study positions itself in the middle of this absence and attempts to bridge the gap by offering a re-reading of Lisa Moore’s early short fiction, Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees, Lynn Coady’s Strange Heaven, and George Elliott Clarke’s The Motorcyclist. Representations of embodied female experiences will be foregrounded in this analysis in order to come to a better understanding of the complexities of female sexuality and desire. Each chapter will look at a different aspect of female sexual experiences in order to give women a more nuanced understanding of the complex relationship between body and self. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc PS8131.A8
dc.subject.lcsh Moore, Lisa,1964- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh MacDonald, Ann-Marie,1958- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Coady, Lynn,1970- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Clarke, George Elliott -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Canadian literature -- Atlantic Provinces -- History and criticism
dc.subject.lcsh Women in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Desire in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Sex in literature
dc.title “You’ll just have to do something about it” : re-reading female desire, sexuality and agency in contemporary Atlantic Canadian literature en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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