Essays about: "Alice Walker"

Found 4 essays containing the words Alice Walker.

  1. 1. Approaching the Ideal Self through Love: Lacan’s objet petit a and Representations of Love in The Color Purple, Poor Things, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Lukas Krupka; [2018]
    Keywords : Jacques Lacan; objet petit a; love; attraction; desire; selfhood; ideal self; self realisation; Alice Walker; The Color Purple; Alasdair Gray; Poor Things; Junot Díaz; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Using Jacques Lacan’s theories of subjectivity, this dissertation analyses the relationships between the ideal selves and the romantic desires of characters in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondous Life of Oscar Wao. Lacan argues that there is an inherent lack in all human beings, stemming from incompleteness and early helplessness, and employs the notion of the objet petit a, the cause for desire, to represent a subject’s desire to redress their lack. READ MORE

  2. 2. A Product of Womanism: Shug Avery in Alice Walker's The Color Purple

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Anna Janusiewicz; [2014]
    Keywords : Feminism Black Feminism Alice Walker The Color Purple Shug Avery Womanism;

    Abstract : Feminism in the early 1980's in the United States revolved much around social and cultural matters such as sexual liberation, self- definition and self- realization for women. Derived from these ideas within feminism comes Alice Walker's Womanism, that is the writer's own definition of the strong and independent woman of color. READ MORE

  3. 3. Alice Walker and the Grotesque in The Third Life of Grange Copeland

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Anette Karjalainen; [2012]
    Keywords : Alice Walker; grotesque; whiteness; womanism; Bakhtin; racism; US South;

    Abstract : This essay examines the uses of the grotesque in Alice Walker’s novel The Third Life of Grange Copeland. Published in 1970 the novel has been subject to various readings by diverse scholars. However, previous research has failed to take into account the displays of the grotesque in the novel. READ MORE

  4. 4. Apparent Resistance- Alice Walker´s The Color Purple as supportive of patriarchal American society

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Högskolan i Halmstad

    Author : Helen Haugness; []
    Keywords : Alice Walker; The Color Purple; African-American; Feminism;

    Abstract : Ever since it was published in 1982, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has been celebrated for giving African-American women a voice and for challenging patriarchal structures in society, but it has also been criticised for being stereo-typical in its portrayal of African-American men and women. In this essay I claim that the novel in fact supports patriarchal American society. READ MORE