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Personal EffectsEssays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo$
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Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823262274

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.001.0001

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Mapping the Female Ethnic Self in the Family Battleground

Mapping the Female Ethnic Self in the Family Battleground

Vertigo and The Greek American Novel

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(p.210) Mapping the Female Ethnic Self in the Family Battleground
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Personal Effects
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Theodora Patrona

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0016

Theodora Patrona offers a comparative perspective by juxtaposing Vertigo to Greek American female immigrant novels. In particular, the essay is an examination of Vertigo in conjunction with works by Greek American writers Ariadne Thompson and Helen Papanikolas to present a kaleidoscopic view of the female ethnic that underscores the hurdles of first- and second-generation women of white ethnic ancestry in the United States.

Keywords:   Vertigo, Louise DeSalvo, Ariadne Thompson, Helen Papanikolas, Greek American, Italian American, Working Class, Ethnicity

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