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dc.contributor.authorLeGette, Casie Renee
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:18:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:18:28Z
dc.date.issued2004-05
dc.identifier.otherlegette_casie_r_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/legette_casie_r_200405_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21562
dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, I am chasing the mothers in Bleak House and Daniel Deronda. As I engage in this search for the mystery mothers, Lady Dedlock and the Princess Halm-Eberstein, I am interested primarily in the ways in which that very search—and the “discovery” that follows—structures these two massive Victorian narratives. The narratives of Bleak House and Daniel Deronda invest their missing mothers with an incredible amount of meaning, meaning that cannot be maintained once the searchers actually confront these maternal characters. I argue that these mothers introduce a profound instability into their respective texts—an instability that accounts for the strangely unsettled concluding chapters of Bleak House and Daniel Deronda. These two characters have an explosive impact on their respective texts; my intent is to trace that impact.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDaniel Deronda
dc.subjectBleak House
dc.subjectLady Dedlock
dc.subjectthe Princess Halm-Eberstein
dc.subjectmothers
dc.subjectnarrative
dc.subjectVictorian novel
dc.title“Not quite a human mother”
dc.title.alternativetracing maternity in Bleak House and Daniel Deronda
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorRoxanne Eberle
dc.description.committeeRoxanne Eberle
dc.description.committeeAnne Mallory
dc.description.committeeNelson Hilton


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