Author

Katie Still

Date of Award

8-12-2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Women's Studies

First Advisor

Megan Sinnott - Chair

Second Advisor

Sarah Gardner

Third Advisor

Amira Jarmakani

Fourth Advisor

Julie Kubala

Abstract

This thesis investigates the ways in which ideas about class, gender, and race are produced and articulated through the body in the Nancy Drew Mystery series in the 1930s. Physical descriptions and bodily movements, as well as material surroundings, work together to reify and contradict dominant ideas of normalcy and deviance being located on the body.

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