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Gothic Elements and Racial Stereotypes in the Construction of the Passing Character

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dc.contributor.advisor Haralson, Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Smith, Kimberly Divonne en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of English en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-22T17:35:36Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T14:47:28Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-22T17:35:36Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T14:47:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-01 en_US
dc.identifier Smith_grad.sunysb_0771E_11042 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/59866 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/71415 en_US
dc.description 276 pgs en_US
dc.description.abstract Gothic Elements and Racial Stereotypes In the Construction Of The Passing Character By Kimberly Divonne Smith Doctor of Philosophy In English Stony Brook University 2012 My dissertation analyzes the construction of the passing character in the American literary tradition as s/he is depicted by both black and white authors through their use of gothic elements, in ways that challenged or substantiated racial stereotypes (or sometimes both). Furthermore, this study demonstrates how the passing figure reflects the enduringly haunting racial landscapes of America. Specifically, this comparative study critiques the works of Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt, Nella Larsen, Danzy Senna, and William Faulkner. Also included in this study is an analysis of racial dynamics in both versions of Imitation of Life, the 1934 adaption as directed by John Stahl and the 1959 version directed by Donald Sirk. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American literature--American studies--African American studies en_US
dc.title Gothic Elements and Racial Stereotypes in the Construction of the Passing Character en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Kaplan, E. Ann en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Walters, Tracey en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Wright, Susan en_US

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