Advisor

Atkinson, Theodore

Committee Member

Bentley, Gregory

Committee Member

West, Robert

Date of Degree

1-1-2012

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

English

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

The first chapter consists of an overview of the southern plantation as it survives in cultural imagination, especially in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. The second chapter discusses A Streetcar Named Desire and how Williams reimagines the plantation in an urban setting through the New Orleans Marigny neighborhood. The third chapter examinesWilliams’s reinvention of the rural plantation in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The conclusion explores how Williams’s work is used as a blueprint in representing the plantation in postsouthern literature and culture.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17783

Comments

plantation||A Streetcar Named Desire||Cat on a Hot Tin Roof||Tennessee Williams

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