Date of Award
M.A. in English
Leigh Anne Duck
University of Mississippi
As a tripartite collection of poems, at first glance H.D.'s Trilogy appears vastly different from her semi-autobiographical novel, Bid Me to Live, but the two are not as removed from each other as their formats and publication timelines might indicate. In fact, their connectedness is much less discreet than many scholars have suggested. In addition to being thematically similar in terms of their considerations of time and gender, Bid Me to Live and Trilogy could be viewed as works in conversation with each other, reflecting the development of the female authorial voice along a timeline of war-related trauma progression and recovery.
Samons, Loren, "“The War Will Be Over Sometime”: Female Authorship, Time, Trauma, and Healing in H.D.’s Wartime Works" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2574.