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dc.contributor.authorHann, Cheryl D.
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T14:41:40Z
dc.date.available2016-09-01T14:41:40Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72188
dc.description.abstractIn the January 6, 1944 entry of The Diary of A Young Girl, Anne Frank confesses her queer desire. This thesis will explore why this confession has received so little attention from scholars, despite its potential to undermine prevailing interpretations of Anne’s identity and experience within the Annex. Looking to Miranda Fricker’s 2007 text, Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing, this thesis will examine how and why Anne’s queer confession has been ignored, and how the subdual of Anne’s queer testimony has contributed to her status as an iconic Holocaust victim. Because the construction of Anne as an iconic victim denies her personal identity and sexual agency, my thesis—by providing a queer reading of The Diary—aims to undermine this construction at its foundations. By recovering Anne’s queer desire, my project will recontextualize Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl within the emergent field of Queer Holocaust Studies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectFrank, Anne, 1929-1945.en_US
dc.subjectHolocaust Studiesen_US
dc.subjectQueer Studiesen_US
dc.subjectGender Studiesen_US
dc.subjectHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
dc.title“If Only I Had A Girlfriend!”: Towards A Queer Reading Of The Diary Of A Young Girlen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.defence2016-08-31
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Lyn Bennetten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr Jason Haslamen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Trevor Rossen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Dorota Glowackaen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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