"Love's Labour's Lost 2.0": exploring identity formation on Facebook and beyond

Hobbs, Mitchell Watson (2012) "Love's Labour's Lost 2.0": exploring identity formation on Facebook and beyond. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Ivo Kamps from English, University of Mississippi.


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An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, “Love’s Labour’s Lost 2.0” utilizes the social network website Facebook as its stage so as to explore the unique problems and opportunities that social media affords identity creation. Through this lens, I find that identity creation in this “digital” world is discursively composed, much like identity in the “analog” world, and serves to shunt dissent or action that may threaten the status quo. Facebook’s ultimate promise to this constantly composing individual is the comfort and security of an audience.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: Hobbs, Mitchell Watson
Student's Degree Program(s): B.A. in English
Thesis Advisor: Ivo Kamps
Thesis Advisor's Department: English
Institution: University of Mississippi
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Mitchell Hobbs
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2015 12:54
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015 12:54
URI: http://thesis.honors.olemiss.edu/id/eprint/477

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