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Across the Nightingale Floor: Challenging the conceptions of gender
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay deals with the protagonists‟ challenges of the conceptions of gender in the novel Across the Nightingale Floor, by Australian author Gillian Rubinstein who uses the pseudonym Lian Hearn (2002). The protagonists are analyzed from a feminist and gender theoretical point of view, pinpointing the actions and thoughts that challenge the conceptions of gender in their society. Main focus is on Otori Takeo and Shirakawa Kaede, who defy the conceptions of femininity and masculinity within their sex, and how the characters gender identities change from the beginning to the end of the novel, and what causes these changes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Gender, gender conceptions, gender challenges, strength, femininity, masulinity, actions
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General Literature Studies Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13390OAI: diva2:429157
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International Administration Programme with foreign language, 180 credits
2011-05-30, 12:01 (English)
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-07-05 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2012-01-11Bibliographically approved

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