Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Joan Latchaw
In writing about the psychological states of Americans and the society that they encounter, Joyce Carol Oates repeatedly finds herself depicting the failure (or marginal success) encountered when humanity confronts a chaotic and indifferent world. Early in her career, Oates stated that she hoped to find way of transcending this bleak predicament.
Donnelly, John Jr., "Where Time and Eternity Meet: The Yearning for Transcendence In the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates." (2000). Student Work. 3498.