“You Could Be White, But It Hurt Like Hell.” Browning the Apple in Eric Gansworth’s Apple: Skin to the Core

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dc.contributor Fresno Calleja, Paloma
dc.contributor.author Blázquez Cordón, Carla
dc.date 2021
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-16T10:15:40Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-16T10:15:40Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/156161
dc.description.abstract [eng] This paper analyses Apple: Skin to the Core, a Young Adult memoir-in-verse composed by the Onondaga writer and visual artist Eric Gansworth and published in 2020. The aim of this dissertation is to make a close reading of Apple from a postcolonial perspective in order to discuss the impact of boarding schools on Native American communities as experienced by the author. Through Apple, Eric Gansworth calls for Native peoples to embrace their roots as the way to heal from the past, presenting his journey of reconnection as a source of comfort and hope for the achievement of a brighter future for Native Americans. The slur “apple,” around which the whole work revolves, is essential to understand the author’s position and his explorations of identity. Furthermore, the book’s genre will be discussed in relation to the author’s intentions of writing a book to raise awareness of boarding schools among young adults. The analysis allows me to conclude that Apple represents an act of protest against colonisation and assimilation policies, as well as a recognition of the suffering and resilience of the author’s community, and a declaration of hope in this particular context. ca
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dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.publisher Universitat de les Illes Balears
dc.rights all rights reserved
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject 81 - Lingüística i llengües ca
dc.subject.other Apple: Skin to the Core ca
dc.subject.other Eric Gansworth ca
dc.subject.other Native American boarding schools ca
dc.subject.other Assimilation ca
dc.subject.other Enculturation ca
dc.title “You Could Be White, But It Hurt Like Hell.” Browning the Apple in Eric Gansworth’s Apple: Skin to the Core ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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