College or School
English: Text, Business Writing, and Digital Studies
Faculty Research Advisor
"Shades of Tangerine" is a creative nonfiction piece that is heavily influenced by research I did on my grandmother, who was a young woman in the 1960s. I explored the ideas of self-identity, feminism, and culture in 1967 and 1968 for this project. Set on Long Island, New York, this piece explores the life of Carol Murphy, a 21-year-old young woman working for the telephone company, living with her parents, and about to enter a new chapter of her life in a time of tremendous and tumultuous political and social change. She will learn that to live her life the way she wants, she'll need to challenge gender stereotypes and gender norms, and consistently fight the societal standards governed by misogyny and inequality.
Amberger, Marlies, "Shades of Tangerine: A Creative Nonfiction Exploration of Identity, Feminism, and the 1960s" (2021). Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) Student Presentations. 499.