Occupying this Space
Date of Graduation
MFA Creative Writing Thesis
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
The focus of this project, Occupying This Space , deals with my personal dissatisfaction and frustration in writing and expressing myself through the patriarchal language; thus, one of my goals of this project was to create a feminine language that could articulate fully the quandary that the female poet/writer is forced into, having only a patriarchal language to articulate. Thus, my main goal was to construct a feminine poetics that fully enunciate the problem of the female poet while juxtaposing this poetics with that of the patriarchal language to compare and contrast the two. My project, likewise, explores the interstices between these two, and articulates fully the tribulations that the female poet must overcome in order to create a feminine poetics that perhaps one day will eclipse the dominant patriarchal idiom. Moreover, I wanted through this creation of a feminist poetics to demonstrate the crisis that the female poet finds herself in a male-dominated language.
Moroz, Melanie, "Occupying this Space" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 737.
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