Author Archives: Elizabeth Burnam

Exploring the Voices of Wives, Mothers, and Revolutionaries in Ireland: A Collection of Poetry

The performance pieces I will be looking at for my final project are Dancing at Lughnasa, a play written by Brian Friel, and Eclipsed, a play written by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dancing at Lughnasa is set in 1936 and follows the Mundy family, including the sisters Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rose, and Christina. However, for my […]



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Love After Death: Chinese Ghost Marriage (Abstract)

For my final project, I chose to focus on the tradition of ghost marriage in China. This topic interested me not only because of the implications regarding gender, ancestry, and relationships in Chinese culture, but also because of the seemingly blurred distinction between the living and the dead. My project takes the form of a […]



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