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"Den andra världen. Där allt är upp och ner.": En nærlesning av betydningen av queert rom i Jonas Gardells romantrilogi Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (2012–2013)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2016 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis sets out to explore the lives of homosexuals in the AIDS epidemic in Sweden in Jonas Gardell´s trilogy Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar (Don´t Ever Dry Tears Without Gloves). How is queer space able to unfold in connection to concrete places? The thesis utilizes the perspective of queer theory, where the useful terms of queer space and heteronormativity are found.

 

The analysis is divided into two parts based on the important themes of life and death found in the trilogy. The metal ring at the central station called Bögringen (The Gay Ring) and other public places such as parks and streets make up the first part. It becomes evident that these spaces are vital to the very existence of the homosexual lives of the men in the book-series. In these places, they are able to create their own (queer) space, which exists in parallel to the heteronormative surroundings. The concrete spaces that become these queer spaces are nevertheless often challenged by their surroundings, both verbally and physically.

 

Funerals make up the second half of the analysis. Here, two opposite funerals are being looked closer at. These are the funerals of two of the most important men in the trilogy: Rasmus and Paul. In Rasmus´funeral, there is no room for anything (or anyone) that might be associated with homosexuality and AIDS – a queer lifestyle ­– at all, and the boyfriend and all the other friends of the deceased Rasmus are not welcome. Everything queer is banished. The other funeral, Paul´s funeral, celebrates everything that is different, and here, it is the heteronormative, conservative views and thoughts that are being pushed aside. This funeral brings hope (and power) to the queers. 

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2016. , p. 32
Keyword [en]
Queer, queer theory, queer space, homosexuality, HIV, AIDS, AIDS epidemic, Jonas Gardell, Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar, public places, Bögringen (The Gay Ring), funerals, close reading
Keyword [no]
Queer, queer-teori, queert rom, homoseksualitet, hiv, aids, aidsepidemi, Jonas Gardell, Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar, offentlig rom, Bögringen, begravelser, nærlesning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-313472OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-313472DiVA, id: diva2:1067154
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2017-01-11, Uppsala, 11:14 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2017-01-23 Created: 2017-01-20 Last updated: 2017-01-23Bibliographically approved

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