Challenging Gender Roles in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Virginia Woolf's Orlando

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dc.contributor.advisor Sharon Setzer, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Leila May, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Laura Severin, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Joanna Medlin en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:00:46Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:00:46Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07-08 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-07082005-094556 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1094
dc.description.abstract Clothing reinforces gender roles culturally assigned to men and women by emphasizing individuals' biological sex and encouraging them to behave in specific ways based on their sex. However, individuals can manipulate their clothing to challenge the gender roles assigned to them. The primary characters in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Virginia Woolf's Orlando wear gender-deviant clothing to point out the constructed nature of gender and to assert their own identities independent of specific gender roles. en_US
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dc.subject Woman in White en_US
dc.subject Wilkie Collins en_US
dc.subject Orlando en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject clothing en_US
dc.subject gender roles en_US
dc.subject Virginia Woolf en_US
dc.title Challenging Gender Roles in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White and Virginia Woolf's Orlando en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US


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