Dana Florczak (3283)

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Hometown: Tenafly, New Jersey

Department:  English

Advisor: Francesca Sawaya

Project Description:

Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Barbara Kingsolver’s “The Bean Trees” share a crucial commonality: both novels paint a portrait of strong female solidarity as a response to a “backlash” of anti-women policies and rhetoric that begs further exploration and is especially relevant in the current political climate. In researching Kingsolver and Atwood’s texts in the context of backlash, I intend to explore the effectiveness of solidarity as balm and defense for struggling women.

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Jonathan Bush
Sofia A Balino
Ellen Dalton DeBose
Mary C Dalton
Elizabeth Denny
Lisa Butler
Jenna Davis
Megan Screen
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