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Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2239-6427

AccessType

Campus-Only Access for Five (5) Years

Document Type

dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Program

Comparative Literature

Year Degree Awarded

2020

Month Degree Awarded

September

First Advisor

Moira Inghilleri

Second Advisor

Don Levine

Third Advisor

Anne Ciecko

Subject Categories

Comparative Literature

Abstract

This dissertation examines the depiction of the migrant body in contemporary works of migrant art made by migrant artists across a spectrum of forms (paintings, sculptures, audio installation, fiction, etc.) Each artwork, seen as a ‘return-of-the-gaze’ that interrogates how the migrant is perceived by the societal, institutional, and migrant-self gaze, produces moments of contact between spectators and the migrant narrative, thus facilitating, for the former, a nuanced understanding of the latter.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/4gvd-qm22

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