Date of Award

Summer 7-25-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Chong Chon-Smith

Second Advisor

Marlene Hennessy

Academic Program Adviser

Amy Robbins


This paper explores ways in which women are complicit in the secret-keeping of male violence through an analysis of popular culture texts, including Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels and the television shows Girls and Mad Men.



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