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Date Permissions Signed

5-11-2012

Date of Award

2012

Document Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

First Advisor

Guess, Carol, 1968-

Second Advisor

Magee, Kelly, 1976-

Third Advisor

Laffrado, Laura

Abstract

Breaking curfew in the underworld is a poetry collection which engages a contemporary re-mythology of the Persephone story. This multi-form project follows Persephone as she riots through the Underworld, choosing descent and refusing traditional notions of captivity and return. This collection uses experimental image-texts, erasures, compressions, and interferences along with traditional fixed-verse forms in order to expand and shatter the original story allowing for multiple Persephone personas to exist within the text and providing a means to interrogate ideas about female vanishing, silence, resistance, and violence.

Type

Text

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

795224944

Digital Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Academic theses

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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