Title

shuffle

Date of Award

7-11-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Holbrook, Susan

Keywords

cyborg, hipster, identity performance, intermedial, memory, multi genre

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

shuffle is a multi­-genre novel that troubles the boundaries between fact and fiction, past and present, and traditional heteronormative gender roles. The novel tracks the growth of Alexandra from an observer to an active participant in the construction of her identity. By considering the many contributing factors to identity ­building, such as past experience, physical embodiment, and social expectation, shuffle highlights the importance of relationships and the fluidity of memory. shuffle also considers the relationship between human subjects and technology, demonstrating how technology participates in the interactive process of identity­ building.

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