Writing with an iron pen : gender and genre in early American elegy

dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Lisa L. (Lisa Lynne)
dc.contributor.advisorCohen, Matt, 1970-
dc.creatorDelacroix, Julia Pennen
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-23T21:03:43Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2013en
dc.date.updated2013-10-23T21:03:44Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn my dissertation, "Writing with an Iron Pen: Gender and Genre in Early American Elegy," I show how the work of early American women poets engages the same generic questions about the process and use of consolation as modern anti-elegies. The first half of the dissertation focuses on poems written by one of America's earliest poets. In chapters one and two I look to the elegies of Anne Bradstreet to show how, from the first book of poems published by an American colonist, women poets have highlighted the limits of the consolatory elegy when either elegist or elegized was not a valued male member of the community. In chapters three and four, I turn to the Age of Revolutions and eighteenth-century poets Hannah Griffitts and Phillis Wheatley. Their elegies, I argue, extend and expand grief even as they refuse the sympathetic identifications that, in contemporary poems, offer opportunities for demonstrations of sympathy key to the earliest formations of American national identity. Ultimately, I suggest, early American women's poetry offers another location from which to contest the problems of affect, power, identity, and community posed by the conventional elegy.en
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/21703en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectElegyen
dc.subjectEarly American poetryen
dc.titleWriting with an iron pen : gender and genre in early American elegyen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
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