Selling feminism : a study of contemporary feminist literatures, communities, and markets

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dc.contributor.advisor Perez, Domino Renee, 1967-
dc.contributor.advisor Cvetkovich, Ann, 1957-
dc.creator Hurt, Erin Allison
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-08T20:23:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-08T20:23:56Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-08T20:23:49Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-08T20:23:56Z
dc.date.created 2010-05
dc.date.issued 2010-10-08
dc.date.submitted May 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-05-972
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores how recent feminist authors uses their literature to create, sustain, and expand the feminist movement through their creation of communities and readerships. This project consists of four case studies, each of which examines how a feminist author represents feminist identity, where she locates herself in relation to the mainstream marketplace, which strategies she uses to circulate her representation, and what forms of small and large feminist communities she is able to create. To develop this analysis of feminist literary public culture, I focus on playwright Eve Ensler and her work with the V-Day movement, novelist Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and her expansion of the chick lit genre, poet Lorna Dee Cervantes and her online small press, and the members of spoken word group Sister Spit and their traveling road show. These individual case studies, taken as a whole, speak to the ways that feminist authors are engaging mainstream and feminist readers in ways that create and energize feminist communities.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Feminism
dc.subject Public sphere
dc.subject Community
dc.subject Ensler
dc.subject Valdes-Rodriguez
dc.subject Cervantes
dc.subject Sister Spit
dc.subject Tea
dc.subject Anderson
dc.title Selling feminism : a study of contemporary feminist literatures, communities, and markets
dc.date.updated 2010-10-08T20:23:56Z
dc.contributor.committeeMember Bremen, Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMember Richardson, Matt
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cloud, Dana
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department English
thesis.degree.discipline English
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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