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dc.contributor.authorBlansett, Bruce Collinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T19:50:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T19:50:53Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05092012-135317en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77001
dc.description.abstractCharles W. Chesnutt has long been regarded as one of the most influential African American writers of the 19th-century, and his works have been lauded for their skillful maneuvering of language, audience, and cultural forms. The The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales has often been considered Chesnutt's most influential work and has attracted great interest from readers and scholars alike. Though Chesnutt scholarship often focuses on new ways of reading the works or the effectiveness of the author's subversive techniques, one focus that has been mostly overlooked is the work's ability to challenge racist medical dialogues prevalent throughout the 19th-century. This project uses a lens of conjuring, one of the most powerful and compelling forces in Chesnutt's work, to examine ways that The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales can be read as a subversion of 19th-century medical doctrine.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectConjuringen_US
dc.subjectThe Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Talesen_US
dc.subjectCharles W. Chesnutten_US
dc.subjectRace Theoriesen_US
dc.subjectMedicineen_US
dc.titleConjuring as a Critique of Medical Racism in Charles Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Talesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairChandler, Gena E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSorrentino, Paul M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFowler, Virginia C.en_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05092012-135317/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-05-09en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-09-27
dc.date.adate2012-05-21en_US


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