Body Politics in Don DeLillo, Adrienne Rich, and Andy Warhol: A Study in Postmodern American Culture

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dc.contributor.advisor David Rieder, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Hans Kellner, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Jon Thompson, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Jennifer Camille en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T18:08:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T18:08:18Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-27 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-03282007-104816 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/1855
dc.description.abstract For many postmodern artists, such as Don DeLillo, Adrienne Rich, and Andy Warhol, the human body and identity are constantly challenged, refigured, and re-envisioned. In this thesis, I explore to what extent each of these artists depicts the human body as disempowered or empowered in postmodern American culture. In Chapter One, "Technology, Death, and Identity in Don DeLillo's White Noise," I examine the ways in which White Noise explores the nexus between the body, pop culture, fear, and death. In Chapter Two, "Adrienne Rich: Toward an Embodied Poetics," I explore the shifts in emphasis throughout most of Rich's poetry and how she explores the fate of the female body in a capitalist, patriarchal society. In Chapter Three, "The Visual Art of Andy Warhol: Fame, Death, and Disaster in American Popular Culture," I investigate how Warhol explores the human body as image and surface that lack depth or inherent meaning and human identity as a façade manufactured by American culture. In the "Concluding Remarks," I discuss the relationship between genre and each artist's perspectives of the body while also exploring each artist's conclusions about the empowerment and disempowerment of the human body in postmodern American culture. en_US
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dc.subject Simulated Death en_US
dc.subject Disembodiment en_US
dc.subject Postmodernism en_US
dc.subject American Culture en_US
dc.subject Andy Warhol en_US
dc.subject body politics en_US
dc.subject Don DeLillo en_US
dc.subject Adrienne Rich en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject body en_US
dc.subject Subjectivity en_US
dc.title Body Politics in Don DeLillo, Adrienne Rich, and Andy Warhol: A Study in Postmodern American Culture en_US
dc.degree.name MA en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US


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