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The queen and the laureate: social media poets and the creation of minor literatures
Master of Arts
This thesis works to answer the question: how does social media work to democratize poetry? What is the limitation of social and digital media to create a space where any poet can succeed? The work uses Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of minor literatures to frame the work of social media poets. Using a case study analysis, focused on two poets in particular, the work illuminates the effects of social media on how they create art. This thesis will examines the larger cultural implication of fringe art as is incorporated into dominant literature discourses and resists appropriation.