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THE SILVER SEER: GENDER, SEX, AND THE DIVINE FEMININE IN URSULA K. LE GUIN’S THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS
This Project Thesis considers Ursula K. Le Guin’s application of feminist difference theory in her most celebrated science fiction novel, The Left Hand of Darkness. Le Guin’s work is consistent with much of the art and ...
"Some appointed work to do" : gender and agency in the works of Elizabeth Gaskell
In this dissertation, I examine relationships between gender and agency in the works of Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell. Gaskell’s position within discussions of nineteenth-century feminisms has long been a subject of ...
“To Boldly Go Where No Straight Person Has Gone Before?”: The Left Hand of Darkness and Star Trek: The Next Generation as Problematic Challenges to Gender and Sexuality
Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1969 Novel The Left Hand of Darkness and “The Outcast,” a 1992 episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, have both been criticized for their representations of gender and sexuality essentially because ...
"My own still shadow-world" : melancholy and feminine intermediacy in Charlotte Brontë's Villette
Lucy Snowe, the heroine of Villette, Charlotte Brontë’s final novel, is in constant conflict with the dichotomies of patriarchal culture. As she is perpetually torn between the opposing forces of patriarchy, Lucy Snowe ...