Faculty Advisor

Quinn, Patrick J.

Abstract

This paper is a media study in which the Decadent femme fatale is found to be a central archetype in American pop culture. Beginning with the literature of the end of the nineteenth century, it follows the history of burlesque, pinups, and striptease as it establishes her ascendance in advertising and third-wave feminism as a key element in public discourse.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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