Date of Award

11-11-2013

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of English

First Advisor

Gabriel Gudding

Abstract

An exploration of how the creation of groups and interactions between groups impact people in the world. Beginning with an introduction that explores, specifically, how the creation of groups can function in the literary world when they are used as scandals. The introduction focuses on the rise of Poet, Kenneth Goldsmith and his use of Conceptualism to promote his brand. Following the introduction is a poetic exploration of groups and group conflict. It draws on social psychology, sociology as well as instances of violence partially resulting from rivalry between groups.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Lipe_ilstu_0092N_10121.pdf

Page Count

84

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