College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-12-07 08:59:53

Major

English

Honors Course

3300:482

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022

Abstract

Just as Laura Mulvey defined the male gaze, feminist scholars are constantly working to identify a female gaze in visual arts and literature. Does it exist? This project works to answer the following questions: What is the female gaze? Is it simply the male gaze in reverse, or is it something more, a lens encompassing the desire of intimacy instead of an inherent sexual desire? To find the answer, or at least one possible answer that I can situate myself and my writing into, I plan to read both fiction and scholarship and write utilizing a female character as she herself explores this question in an indirect way through life experiences. By drawing from outside sources I will see the two opposing sides of this argument and turn them into a fiction piece all the while working to fully understand the female gaze.

Research Sponsor

Elizabeth Rhoades

First Reader

Heather Pollock

Second Reader

Kara Kvaran

Honors Faculty Advisor

Philathia Bolton

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