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dc.contributor.advisorLosey, Jay Brian.
dc.contributor.authorFreeland, Sarah.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of English.en
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-24T20:30:36Z
dc.date.available2009-08-24T20:30:36Z
dc.date.copyright2009-08
dc.date.issued2009-08-24T20:30:36Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5377
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 64-67).en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis looks at blatant and subversive performances in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters. Referencing studies of nineteenth-century performance theory, I will argue that Gaskell, aware of her contemporaries' obsession with theatricality, created works that are ultimately concerned with authentic performances of societal roles. These roles, Gaskell paradoxically argues, have the dualistic potential of either initiating self-knowledge or trapping the individual in a self-annihilating existence. Seeking to navigate this duality, Gaskell acknowledges the integral part the community plays in a self's development but ultimately privileges individual integrity in accomplishing positive societal change.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sarah Freeland.en
dc.format.extentvi, 67 p.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectGaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. Cranford.en
dc.subjectGaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. North and south.en
dc.subjectGaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. Wives and daughters.en
dc.subjectPerformance in literature.en
dc.subjectSelf-knowledge in literature.en
dc.title"Forms and ceremonies to be gone through" : performance and self-knowledge in Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, North and south, and Wives and daughters.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish.en


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