Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2011 William Dudding
In my thesis, I explored the work of the artist Kanye West as a rejected voice of Generation Y. Why was he rejected? Could he, in fact, be the voice? By examining readings of several of his songs and music videos over the span of his career as well as his public interactions, I attempt to properly place West in American culture. As a result of my research, I found West to be an extremely influential artist and an intriguing representation of the 2000s.
Dudding, William P., "Soldier of Culture: A Literary Analysis of the Works of Kanye West" (2011). CMC Senior Theses. 192.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.