Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Advisor's Name
Julie Marie Wade
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memoir, identity, coming-of-age, anorexia, lyric essay
Date of Defense
HUNGER: ESSAYS is a collection of lyric essays that present the coming-of-age story of a young woman growing up in a Panamanian family where identity is defined by patriarchal notions of femininity (e.g., physical appearances) and economically-oriented career aspirations. In an attempt to fit into this family rather than explore her difference, the narrator undergoes psychological trauma that results in anorexia during her young adulthood. As she works towards healing, the narrator grapples with Western dichotomies of body and mind in an effort to become a more integrated self.
Restrepo, Monica I., "Hunger: Essays" (2016). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2991.
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