Date of Award

5-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Comments

Submitted to the Graduate School of Bridgewater State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts.

Degree Program

English

Degree Type

Master of Arts

Abstract

I. The Individual’s Pursuit of Cultural Authenticity: Music and Materialism in E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime and Nella Larsen’s Quicksand

II. ‘Buying’ Into Culture: The Effect of Commoditization on the Cultural Artifact in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House

III. Selling Experience: The Fallacy of Memory & Influence of Late Capitalism on the Cultural Experience in Julian Barnes’ England, England

Committee/Advisor(s)

Kimberly Davis (Thesis Advisor)

Matthew Bell

Benjamin Carson

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