Selected Academic Works:
Thesis submitted as part of the requirements of the MA Literature and Culture at The University of Birmingham. The works of Marya Hornbacher and Donna Tartt are analyzed in terms of how objects, geographic location, embodiment and other people affect identity, autonomy and ontology. In doing so, the impact of each of these categories upon contemporary Being is accessed and its implications for contemporary American cultural identity are analyzed in order to demonstrate the importance of memoir and fiction to a phenomenological understanding of ontological insecurity and mental illness.
This paper discusses the effects of mental illness on the mind-body connection and the spatial metaphors of usual living.
This paper discusses the depiction of the female anatomy, female libido and feminine conscious being in Shakespeare’s comedies.