Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Mika Kasuga
This thesis seeks to explain Elizabeth Bowen's preoccupation with social outcasts in her novels and ghosts in her short stories through her conception of space. Because psycho-emotional boundaries possess such overwhelming importance in her fiction, the transgression of these boundaries constitutes a threat to the dominant social order, and Bowen's plots revolve around the consequences of this. As a result, ghosts and innocents are manifestations of the same force within Bowen's writing, but which she simply indulged in different forms.
Kasuga, Mika, "Unwitting Violations: The Threat of Innocence in Elizabeth Bowen's Novels and Short Stories" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 354.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.