Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Black Feminist Interventions in 19th Century Print Media
by Hamilton, Ashley, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2020, 51; 27957206
Abstract (Summary)

This project examines 19th-century abolitionist Ellen Craft’s visuals and written text and wrestles with the tension between the ideological weapons of control constructing violent images and representations of her; but also, how Craft resists these images and scripts. Utilizing Christina Sharpe’s theory of wake work and being in the wake helps to re-affirm Craft’s work of using writing and photography as a resistance tool to participate in a re-scripting and rewriting of the value and function of her body in society. The result of Craft’s re-scripting and rewriting reveal and magnify Craft’s ingenuity, her manufacturing of an escape that depended on her deep knowledge and subversion of a white supremacist patriarchal world.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cali, Elizabeth
Commitee: Rambsy, Howard, Brooks, Tisha, Ramaswamy, Anushiya
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: African American Studies, British and Irish literature, Womens studies
Keywords: African American Studies, Black feminism, Black women, Ellen Craft, Visual culture
Publication Number: 27957206
ISBN: 9798645481810
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