First Advisor

Dimovitz, Scott

Thesis Committee Member(s)

Palmer, Daryl

College

Regis College

Degree Name

BS

School

Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Comments

English

Number of Pages

108 pages

Abstract

The author asserts in this thesis that the ideals of the patriarchal colonial power continue to effect representations of women made by postcolonial authors. To support her theory, she looks at literature from three former English colonies for the purpose of continuity and language comprehension. She discusses three nations: Nigeria, due to its geographical location in the highly colonized African continent as well as large number of famous postcolonial authors which it has bred; the Caribbean based both on its diverse culture and identity as well as on the continuing struggles with colonialism that it faces; and India due both to its extremely long history of colonial occupation and the level at which many English customs have been integrated into the society. The author then reviews the works of both a male and a female author from each country in order to assess whether the gender of the author affects how they represent women.

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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