Thesis Title

The sound in the open

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Date of Thesis Acceptance

Spring 5-10-2017

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Elleni Zeleke; Arash Davari


This paper applies a phenomenological framework to articulate the nature of a living death. The work also develops a theory of resistance to institutions that produce living death, with a specific focus on aesthetics and poetry.

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Solitary confinement, Liberty -- Paradox, Reality -- Sense of, Freedom, Subjectivity -- Human, Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), Death -- Metaphorical, Expression in literature -- Poetry, Humanity -- Prisons, Human beings, Whitman College -- Dissertation collection 2017 -- Politics Department

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