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A SCREN OF ONE'S OWN: THE TPEC AND FEMINIST TECHNOLOGICAL TEXTUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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2010
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In this dissertation, I analyze the 20th century text, A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf (2005), and I engage with Woolf's concept of a woman's need for a room of her own in which she can be free to think for herself, study, write, or pursue other interests away from the oppression of patriarchal societal expectations and demands. Through library-based research, I identify four screens in Woolf's work through which she viewed and critiqued culture, and I use these screens to reconceptualize "a room of one's own" in 21st Century terms. I determine that the new "room" is intimately and intricately technological and textual and it is reformulated in the digital spaces of blogs, social media, and Web sites. Further, I introduce the new concept of the technologized politically embodied cyborg, or TPEC, and examine the ways 21st Century TPECs are shaping U.S. culture in progressive ways.
Title: A SCREN OF ONE'S OWN: THE TPEC AND FEMINIST TECHNOLOGICAL TEXTUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY.
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Name(s): Barnickel, Amy, Author
Bowdon, Melody, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: In this dissertation, I analyze the 20th century text, A Room of One's Own, by Virginia Woolf (2005), and I engage with Woolf's concept of a woman's need for a room of her own in which she can be free to think for herself, study, write, or pursue other interests away from the oppression of patriarchal societal expectations and demands. Through library-based research, I identify four screens in Woolf's work through which she viewed and critiqued culture, and I use these screens to reconceptualize "a room of one's own" in 21st Century terms. I determine that the new "room" is intimately and intricately technological and textual and it is reformulated in the digital spaces of blogs, social media, and Web sites. Further, I introduce the new concept of the technologized politically embodied cyborg, or TPEC, and examine the ways 21st Century TPECs are shaping U.S. culture in progressive ways.
Identifier: CFE0003500 (IID), ucf:48939 (fedora)
Note(s): 2010-12-01
Ph.D.
Arts and Humanities, Department of English
Masters
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Subject(s): feminist
TPEC
text
technology
cyborg
women
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0003500
Restrictions on Access: campus 2014-06-01
Host Institution: UCF

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