Literary portraits of basque-american women from shadow to presence
Bañales Atxirika, Victoria
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This doctoral dissertation proposes an analysis of the portraits of Basque women in Basque-American literature by means of a comprehensive comparative study of a selection of fictional and non-fictional literary works. These will be analyzed in chronological order with the intention of exposing the perception of Basque-American women and the roles they played in order to identify any existing patterns as well as changes and developments throughout time. The study will utilize an interdisciplinary approach drawing, among others, from the methodolgy and resources of cultural studies, gender studies, and feminist theory.