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Daughter Shaman Poetry Manuscript
This dissertation consists of a manuscript of poems along with a critical introduction essay which provides framework for the feminist themes that appear within the creative work. Specifically, the topics of motherhood, mother-daughter relationships, sexuality, and familial abuse operate as the focus the manuscript, all of which share the common denominator of gendered experiences of women. The politicization of the female body is reflected in formal choices throughout the poems, including linguistic and literary devices employed to buttress the expression of the subject matter as a site of conflict within societal power dynamics. Inherent in these poetic explorations is an awareness of the limitations of discovery, namely in acknowledging that systematic misogyny is insidious and pervasive, preventing it from being easily solved. This is reflected in the discursive conversation in the critical introduction wherein the intersection of the personal and political within feminist scholarship and art serves as a site of construction as well as a target of criticism within discourses that are averse to discussions involving marginalization. However, the poems serve to disrupt such containment through an ongoing testimony that defies silencing of gendered experiences.^
Creative writing|Women's studies|Gender studies
Carter, Mary Kristene, "Daughter Shaman Poetry Manuscript" (2017). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI10598867.