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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 2012

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: vi, 64 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: This project explores the use if illegitimacy within Western discourse over the last three centuries. Illegitimacy was used in Victorian literature as a literary device to drive plot but evolved into a touchstone for Western discourse to explore the bounds of what is considered respectable society. Over time, as illegitimacy has become more mainstream, I contend illegitimate identities have been utilized to serve as a mirror for Western hegemony. In the first chapter, I explore the origins of illegitimacy being used as a literary device in novels by Victorian authors Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins. In the second chapter, I examine the role illegitimacy plays in the origin stories of canonical comic book superheroes Batman and Superman. Lastly, in the third chapter, I scrutinize the role illegitimacy plays in defining the human condition within science fiction as human culture continues to advance technologically towards a post human world.

Identifier: 820353414 (oclc), 3355567 (digitool), FADT3355567 (IID), fau:3938 (fedora)

Note(s): by Ryan Dessler.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.Includes bibliography.Mode of access: World Wide Web.System requirements: Adobe Reader.

Subject(s): Dickens, Charles, 1719-1793Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th centuryLiterature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th centuryComic books, strips, etc -- United States -- Criticism and interpretationIllegitimacy in literatureSex role in literatureSensationalism in literature

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3355567

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: Dessler, Ryan.

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A3938



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