Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Major

English

First Advisor

Constance J. Post

Abstract

Maya Angelou’s autobiographies, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Gather Together in My Name," require an interdisciplinary lens to understand her self-formation and cultural identity. This thesis analyzes the previously overlooked material objects that are tokens of the class structure Angelou wishes to escape. My aim is to increase discussion concerning the significance of clothing, shoes, and cosmetics as they relate to Angelou’s identity.

Copyright Owner

Sonia Marie Del Hierro

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

76 pages

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