Theses and Dissertations
Reclaiming the Dark: Defining Darkness as Feminist Agency within The Garden of Eden, "Never Marry a Mexican," and Selected Social Media Platforms
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. David Anshen
Dr. Caroline Miles
Dr. Marisa Palacios Knox
My thesis explores Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden (1986), Sandra Cisneros’ “Never Marry a Mexican” (1991), and the social media platforms of Tomi Lahren, The Root, and Xicanisma on Facebook and Instagram . In my exploration of these texts and platforms, I define darkness within its multiple definitions primarily via the theme of destruction, sexuality, and/or a literal racial, physical darkness. Furthermore, in this project I challenged the traditionally pejorative analysis of darkness within American literature and provided a chronological presentation of the transformative function darkness imparts on these two texts and selected social media platforms. Ultimately, reclaiming darkness as a feminist agency for women of color.
Hernandez, Teresa, "Reclaiming the Dark: Defining Darkness as Feminist Agency within The Garden of Eden, "Never Marry a Mexican," and Selected Social Media Platforms" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 305.
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