Proposed Submission Title

World War One and Edith Wharton's Morocco

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Social Sciences/Humanities

Is this submission part of ICaP/PW (Introductory Composition at Purdue/Professional Writing)?

No

Abstract

The research is an examination of Edith Wharton, a popular and influential author throughout the 20th century, and whether she portrays an accurate cultural and historical representation of Morocco in her 1920 travelogue, "In Morocco." This research questions if her views on Imperialism, the Arabic world and Morocco are representative of the United States or unique to her. These objectives are addressed through the close analysis of "In Morocco" and relevant book reviews her work. Other forms of media such as newspaper articles and films from the year 1906 to 1925 are analyzed. Primary source documents such as government reports pertaining to the United States and Morocco, photographs and journals written by the researchers whilst traveling Morocco are consulted.

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World War One and Edith Wharton's Morocco

The research is an examination of Edith Wharton, a popular and influential author throughout the 20th century, and whether she portrays an accurate cultural and historical representation of Morocco in her 1920 travelogue, "In Morocco." This research questions if her views on Imperialism, the Arabic world and Morocco are representative of the United States or unique to her. These objectives are addressed through the close analysis of "In Morocco" and relevant book reviews her work. Other forms of media such as newspaper articles and films from the year 1906 to 1925 are analyzed. Primary source documents such as government reports pertaining to the United States and Morocco, photographs and journals written by the researchers whilst traveling Morocco are consulted.