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dc.contributor.advisorModdelmog, Debra
dc.creatorJaroniec, Kamila
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the depiction of the female body and female sexuality in Darcey Steinke's novels through the lens of postfeminism. Though not expressly classified as a postfeminist writer, Steinke supports some postfeminist ideas in her literature, one example of which is women using their bodies and sexuality for self-definition, self-expression, and personal empowerment. However, her literature also challenges those same ideas: though her women are technically empowered by using their bodies and sexualities to achieve their ends, most of them do not end up fulfilled, and instead fall short of satisfaction. The effect of sexuality on the self and others is examined, as well as the effects of self and others on sexual expression.en_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. Department of English Honors Theses; 2011en_US
dc.subjectfemale sexualityen_US
dc.subjectbody consciousnessen_US
dc.subjectDarcey Steinkeen_US
dc.subjectfemale bodyen_US
dc.title"Such exquisiteness and such horror": Postfeminism, Sexuality, and the Female Body in the Novels of Darcey Steinkeen_US
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