USFSP Master's Theses (Graduate)

Authors

Tami L. Toms

First Advisor

Thomas Hallock, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Julie Armstrong, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Lisa Starks, Ph. D.

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

English

Date Available

05-07-2019

Publication Date

2019

Date Issued

March 6, 2019

Abstract

The works of Phillis Wheatley and Carolina Maria de Jesus are compared using the concept of jeitinho, a Portuguese word for a little way The creative and crafty method of jeitinho is identified in both writers’ work and gives a lens to see a different level of engagement in criticism. Both writers have been criticized for their lack of social commentary, but the introduction of jeitinho shows their subtle, yet clear assessment of their society. By re-evaluating the contributions made by each author, it is possible to reclaim their relevance as authors.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Liberal Arts College of Arts and Sciences University of South Florida St. Petersburg

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