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English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing
Holbrook, Susan (English Language, Literature and Creative Writing)
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Lists Of All You Left Behind is a novella and an accompanying critical essay that together attempt to understand the relationship in contemporaneity between what people consume, culturally speaking, and who they are. The novel's narrative details a central character's growth toward an experience of the world that--while remaining open to the possibility that mass culture may still assist us in constructing "some" kind of valid contemporary meaning--is authentic and direct. The work proposes, in short, an interdependent relationship between cultural consumption and personal identity: culture both constructs our subjectivity in the world and reflects it.
Jansen, Brian, "Lists Of All You Left Behind" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 13.