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Master of Arts in English (M.A.)
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Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
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Department of Literature
Dr. Olivia Carr Edenfield
Committee Member 1
Dr. Brad Edwards
Committee Member 2
This paper explores the repercussions of the American search for autonomy in the short fiction of Breece D’J Pancake and Adrian Tomine. The idea of agency and independence has been inherently tied to the United States through the evolution of the American Dream, something explicated in the opening sections of this paper. Pancake and Tomine’s writings both demonstrate the hegemonic nature of the American Dream and the societal quest for autonomy, as well as the consequences of failure.
Walsh, Jonathan Hunter. The Quest for Autonomy in the Postmodern Fiction of Breece D'J Pancake and Adrian Tomine. Thesis, Georgia Southern University, 2018.
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