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Producing Possibility : Glimmering Alternatives in Willa Cather and Virginia Woolf Public Deposited

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  • This thesis examines alternative modes and forms of production in texts by Willa Cather and Virginia Woolf. Applying queer methodologies drawn from the work of Michel Foucault, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, and Elizabeth Freeman, I show how Cather’s The Professor’s House and Woolf’s To the Lighthouse demonstrate and interrogate the intricate crossings and relations of time, space, sexuality, history, identity, and systems of regulation and power. I argue that, in doing so, these novels depict queer alternatives not only to heteronormativity, but also to capitalist notions of production as they shaped late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. and British culture and texts. These alternatives include performances, emotions, art, and even birth itself. In describing these forms of production, this thesis provides a nuanced analysis of the ways queerness and alterity are embedded within and utilized by heteronormativity and capitalism, as well as the ways certain forms of alterity can question conventional modes of thought and understanding.
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