Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)
Second Committee Member
Caribbean Imaginary, Southern Studies
“The Caribbean Imaginary in Southern Women’s Literature” examines the U.S. South’s often contradictory approaches to viewing the Caribbean. While the image of the U.S. South has long been constructed by imagined fantasies, the southern authors in this project often thrust their own images onto the Caribbean imaginary. Throughout this project, I argue that over the past seventy years, the imperialist bent towards the Caribbean manifests in a variety of forms: media manipulation, patronage, fantasies, and nostalgia. At times, the Caribbean is seen as an imagined utopia full of potential, however this construction often erases the historical renderings of economic and political revolutions.
Davis, Christy Delaine, ""The Caribbean Imaginary in Southern Women's Literature"" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1984.