In flight: feminist escape in James Joyce’s Dubliners and Alice Munro’s Runaway
feminist quest narrative, literary criticism
I compare the feminist quests portrayed in Joyce’s short story “Eveline” and Alice Munro’s stories “Runaway” and “Passion”, focusing on depictions of ‘escape’ and ‘quest narratives’ the various and dynamic ways in which female characters attempt to depart from crippling social expectations in search for self-knowledge and authentic identity.
Presented on April 23, 2019 at Student Research Day held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
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