Oral 12: Alyssa Stringham – “Most she touched me by her muteness”: the Indexicality of Women’s Poetry in Needlework, Dissection, and the Female Voice

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Faculty mentor: Disa Gambera

My research was reading done toward the goal of writing my honors thesis. I focused first on theory and learning about semiotics and indexicality as a function of language, with many readings taken from Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, and Kaja Silverman, among others. Then I shifted to a general view of women’s work and textiles as a genre. I narrowed my focus to Adrienne Rich, Emily Dickinson, and Paisley Rekdal, and secondary texts about Dickinson’s life and works.

Watch my research presentation below.
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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u0848225@utah.edu

View my Presentation Slides HERE 

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