Defense Date

4-11-2014

Graduation Date

2014

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

English

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Linda Kinnahan

Committee Member

Faith Barrett

Keywords

gender, poetry, war

Abstract

In my thesis, I focus on the role of the twentieth century female poet in writing about war, looking closely at three poets: H.D., Denise Levertov, and Carolyn Forche. By examining poets from three different points within the century, I question the ways in which the reactions towards these poets evolved alongside society's changing perceptions of women's public responsibilities. Poetry of war is important in documenting events that have a lasting impact upon nations and individuals. However, the role of women poets in writing of these political conflicts is worthy of study because of the questions that arise in terms of gender norms, especially in regards to combat as a subject that is considered to be masculine. Particularly, I focus on how each poet cultivates a speaker's voice, especially in terms of poetic vision.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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