EXPLORING THE RHETORICAL POWER OF SPECULATIVE FICTION THROUGH JEWELLE GOMEZ’S THE GILDA STORIES AND OCTAVIA BUTLER’S FLEDGLING
Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
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There are apparent similarities between Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories and Octavia Butler’s Fledgling. However, this thesis will demonstrate that they share more than similar subject matter and yet differ in substantial ways. Utilizing Black feminist theory and alternative rhetoric this thesis examines how Gomez and Butler harness the potential of speculative fiction to critique the world around them and imagine an alternative world for those who are intersectionally marginalized.
Dixon, Monique, "EXPLORING THE RHETORICAL POWER OF SPECULATIVE FICTION THROUGH JEWELLE GOMEZ’S THE GILDA STORIES AND OCTAVIA BUTLER’S FLEDGLING" (2020). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 1149.
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