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Tonåringar i den osynliga garderoben: En komparativ analys mellan ungdomsromanerna Leah on the offbeat av Becky Albertalli och Ingen normal står i regnet och sjunger av Sara Ohlsson
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Teenagers in the invisible closet : A comparative analysis of the young adult novels Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli and Ingen normal står i regnet och sjunger by Sara Ohlsson (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay examines how sexuality and sexual identity is expressed in the two young adult novels Ingen normal står i regnet och sjunger by Sara Ohlsson, and Leah on the offbeat by Becky Albertalli. The main purpose with the essay is to do a comparative analysis of the two novels to examine how they differ in their portrayals of lgbtq-characters and their portrayals of sexuality in adolescents. The analysis is based on gender and queer theory, with Judith Butler’s gender theories as a main basis, and references to other theories and authors in and around the field. The two novels are being put in comparison to each other with the help of a close reading and by the examining of different scenes and phenomenon’s that are important to the essay’s purpose. The analysis shows an evident similarity in the novels regarding the plotlines and the portrayals of the main characters as two confident, independent, bisexual teenage girls, while the novels differ more in the terms of how the discussion about sexuality and lgbtq-questions is being used, how much focus it gets in Leah on the offbeat compared to Ingen normal står i regnet och sjunger. In conclusion, the essay highlights the most evident differences and similarities in the two novels, and how they are manifested.

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2019. , p. 21
Keywords [en]
Gender, sexuality, lgbtq
Keywords [sv]
Genus, kön, sexualitet, hbtq, ungdomslitteratur
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156041OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-156041DiVA, id: diva2:1285172
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