Tammis Thomas is an associate professor of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the construction of masculinity in German and English literature and culture.

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Publications:
Proliferations of the Closet in the Culture War Over "Brokeback Mountain"

Utilizing Eve Sedgwick’s theorization of the closet, this paper analyzes the homosexual closet in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.

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Useless Violence and Useful Profit: The Auschwitz Borderland in Peter Weiss’s the Investigation

This analysis will be grounded in Primo Levi’s theorization of “useless violence” and his configuration of the Nazi camp system as an “open universe” of conjoined profit and violence.

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Literary Representations of Auschwitz: Tadeusz Borowski and the Sociological Analysis of Graduated Power

Utilizing Wolfgang Sofsky’s theorization of graduated power and Primo Levi’s analysis of the gray zone, this paper examines Tadeusz Borowski’s Auschwitz stories as sociological representations of internal structure of Auschwitz

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