Constructions and Reconstructions: Feminism, Postmodernism, and The Handmaid's Tale*

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Edward H. Howell



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Edward H. Howell

Edward H. Howell is a Graduate Assistant in the English program. His primary area of interest is the twentieth-century novel, with a focus on how modernist authors implement romantic and religious themes and terminology to redefine what it means to be a "self". He is currently writing his MA thesis on the fiction of James Joyce, arguing that Joyce adopts historically romantic and religious senses of the word "soul" to form a hybrid definition from which stems his method of artistic creation and cultural resistance. He plans to continue his study of literature at the PhD level beginning this fall.