Redefining theory: re-presenting woman as savior, 2011

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Redefining theory: re-presenting woman as savior, 2011
Creator:
Rigby-Simmons, Tamala Tamara'
Contributor to Resource:
Montgomery, Georgene Bess
Duncan, Charles
Vinyard, Alma
Date of Original:
2011-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, English
This study examines why it is that the title Savior has been reserved only for men, when it is that women, too, deserve the title. After all, save is what women do. Because of the Biblical and subsequent patriarchal paradigm, men only are attributed the title, but what we fmd in certain texts is that women are saviors as well. It is through womens somewhat magical feminism that she is able to heal, make sacrifices, and save, even when others are not aware it is necessary. The writer re-presents the notion of Savior whereby Savior as Woman is constructed culturally with the women saving not only their families, but the community at large. She has to step outside of herself and concern herself with the well-being of others. Using the Savior as Woman theory is a viable textual approach to literature that allows the women in the text to be seen in a more flattering light and one that they deserve but have been deprived of for numerous reasons. It is one that is viable and can help one get a deeper textual understanding.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2011_rigby_simmons_tamala_t
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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