Space, identity, and conflict in Elizabeth Bowen and Deirdre Madden.

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dc.contributor.advisor Russell, Richard Rankin. Clark, Sarah Elizabeth, 1985- 2012-08
dc.description.abstract This thesis argues that there exists a fundamental relationship between space and identity construction and that this correlation becomes more apparent during periods of conflict. Because space plays a key role in identity construction, the lack of a proper space or an intrusion of that space has negative consequences for the individual. The oppression of a space can hinder individuation, and the loss of a formerly positive space causes a disruption that can be traumatic. While the relationship between space and identity is evident during periods of peace or normalcy, the strength of this connection becomes even more apparent during conflict—both personal and political. Elizabeth Bowen’s The Last September, set during the Anglo-Irish Troubles, and Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness, set during the Northern Troubles, both demonstrate the relationship between space and identity and how it is threatened by conflict. en_US
dc.publisher en
dc.rights Baylor 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 for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Space. en_US
dc.subject Identity. en_US
dc.subject Northern troubles. en_US
dc.subject Anglo-Irish troubles. en_US
dc.subject Bowen, Elizabeth en_US
dc.subject Madden, Deirdre en_US
dc.title Space, identity, and conflict in Elizabeth Bowen and Deirdre Madden. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.A. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Access changed 1/14/14.
dc.contributor.department English. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of English. en_US

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