master's thesis
The Portrait of African-American Womanhood in Contemporary American Literature

Marina Kovač Jurković (2017)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Odsjek za engleski jezik i književnost
Metadata
TitlePrikaz afro-američkog ženstva u suvremenoj američkoj književnosti
AuthorMarina Kovač Jurković
Mentor(s)Biljana Oklopčić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This paper examines the position of African American women in Alice Walkers The Color Purple and Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye. By focusing on the characters such as Morrisons Celie Harris Johnson and Walkers Pecola Breedlove, it pays special attention to the suffering and abuse black women had to endure. The authors knowledge about the pain inflicted on black women is connected to their own personal history in the black community. Morrison and Walker also use their knowledge, inspiration, and amazing writing skill to show women who resist the traditional gender roles and refuse to accept the strictures of oppression. Such characters are Shug Avery and Sofia Butler from The Color Purple and Claudia and Frieda MacTeer from The Bluest Eye.
Parallel title (English)The Portrait of African-American Womanhood in Contemporary American Literature
Committee MembersJasna Poljak Rehlicki (committee chairperson)
Biljana Oklopčić (committee member)
Borislav Berić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Lower level organizational unitsOdsjek za engleski jezik i književnost
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teacher Training, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Philology
Study specializationTeacher Training
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2017
Parallel keywords (Croatian)African American women female writers abuse The Color Purple The Bluest Eye
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:438209
CommitterLana Šuster