Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis



Reader 1

Cheryl Walker

Reader 2

Jacqueline Wernimont

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This thesis is a consideration of the intertextual relationship between William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. It considers the objectification and destruction of women and female-coded men in the service of the male protagonist's journey to selfhood, with particular focus on the construction of race, gender, and class performances.