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Poor, fucked-up, kinky, philanthropic Christian Grey: en studie i maskulinitet och fantasier om manlig sexualitet i romansviten Fifty Shades of Grey
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The current paper is a study of the character Christian Grey in the EL James trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The main aim is to find out how masculinity, sexuality and gender are constructed in this erotic fantasy. More over terms as femininity, unmanliness and gender have relevance to the study. Several studies have been done on romance novels and Harlequin in particular from a gender perspective, but few of them from a masculine point of view. Hence, no earlier study has been done on Fifty Shades of Grey with masculinity studies as the main tool of masculinity, or with theories of romance. The novels have been read and analysed with studies of the romance literature and masculinity as the main tool of analysis. The result shows that the character Christian Grey is ambivalent towards femininity and has a fear of losing control. And from this point of view the novels problematize patriarchy, male control and superiority.

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2013. , 32 p.
Keyword [sv]
Maskulinitet, E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey, sexualitet, manlighet, omanlighet, romance, romantisk fiktion
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Humanities Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-19068OAI: diva2:626424
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-08 Last updated: 2013-06-10Bibliographically approved

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