Faculty Advisor

Menides, Laura Jehn

Abstract

This project analyzes is the connecting themes and stylistic tendencies of Jack O'Connell's novels and includes a personal interview with the author. O'Connell's novels, Box Nine, Wireless, The Skin Palace, and Word Made Flesh, have been classified as crime novels but this project demonstrates that they transcend that genre and tackle important postmodern questions about language and identity. O'Connell locates all of his works in the rundown industrial town of Quinsigamond, a doppelganger for his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Program

Humanities and Arts

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