Date of Award

Fall 12-27-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kelly Nims

Second Advisor

Janet Neary

Academic Program Adviser

Janet Neary


This text explores the disparity between immigrant parents and their American born or raised children and show the chasm of misunderstanding between generations navigating different national and cultural contexts found in novels such as The Joy Luck Club, The Namesake, Americanah, and Everything I Never Told You.



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