Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
In these seventeen short stories, I attempt to elicit and unmask hegemonic structures for what they are: destructive, dehumanizing, and unnatural. In these stories, I have positioned seemingly benevolent or at least nonviolent male and female protagonists in worlds somewhat removed, but not foreign from our own. The stories are intended to convey a sort of bathetic majority response to the destructive forces at work in society. The purpose for these settings and largely nonplussed characters is to better trace the fault lines of the masculine hegemonic structures and to pull symbolic and systemic violence into an atmosphere where it can be seen and treated as manifest, as visible as subjective violence.
Received from ProQuest
Brian Daniel Lee
Lee, Brian Daniel, "No Better Than Any: An Exploration Of Masculinity and Modes Of Violence" (2022). Open Access Theses & Dissertations. 3694.
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