Craig Andrew Warren, Thesis Supervisor Dr. John Gerard Champagne, Honors Advisor Kim Todd, Faculty Reader
Dick Perry two Americas deviance nonfiction novel
This project will explore representations of antisocial behavior and abnormal psychology as found in the classic work of literary nonfiction, In Cold Blood (1966). Beyond studying Truman Capote's portrait of criminal personalities, I will consider the ways in which language and metaphor help the reader to better understand social deviance as a cultural product. The finished project should enhance our understanding of Capote's text, but also of the capacity of art to address deviance as a complex social phenomenon.