Date of Award

Spring 5-2009

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Jonathan Barron

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Monica Gehlawat

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Julia Johnson

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Committee Member 5

Dr. Kenneth Watson

Abstract

Petticoat Government is a collection of poems and essays that draw upon the varied lexicons of science, mythology, sports, literature, travel, art, fashion, and popular culture in an attempt to understand what deliminates womanhood. Using a mix of traditional and contemporary forms, these texts seek to complicate the myriad—and often conflicting—models of femaleness and the female body.

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