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Self and society in Mary McCarthy's writing

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My thesis analyses the oeuvre of the American writer Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), with the focus on the figure of the outsider looking in. McCarthy uses outsider figures in her texts as prisms through which distinctive historical moments as well as problems of gender, race and religion are studied against the backdrop of the changing climate of the American "red" 1930s, the anxious '50s, and the late '60s torn by the Vietnam war. Examples of McCarthy's recurring protagonists are the New York...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
New College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Harris Manchester College
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Examiner
Department:
University of Leicester (Lecturer in American Literature)
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Examiner
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2016-07-05

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