Anne Marie Ward
Creative, Editor, Researcher, & Writer

Academic

Thesis Tutorial

Her Body of Work: Kathy Acker's Feminist Anti-Narrative, Blood and Guts in High School, That Acknowledges Our Literary Complicity in Gendered Trauma

Final Senior Thesis Tutorial to qualify for my BA in Comparative Literature.

In this thesis project, I explored Kathy Acker’s bizarre and often misunderstood novel, Blood and Guts in High School. I focused on how it works as an Anti-Narrative to combat cultural gendered trauma, that also pervades our literary forms and language, and how it uses new literary techniques to better tell trauma stories and resist the patriarchy.