Date of Award

Fall 12-4-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)



First Advisor

Maggie Greaves Ozgur

Second Advisor

Susannah Mintz


The poetry born from the confessional and metaphysical genres together act as a poetic anthology of privacy and submission. This anthology holds poems that powerfully engage with the various gendered experiences of submission and the forfeiture of privacy and agency; while these acts are exalted in their masculine contexts, framed as willful abandons of control that empower the poet spiritually and sexually, in feminine contexts, surrender was never a choice, rather an involuntary and penetrative violation of privacy and bodily autonomy.

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