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Sindhia: En queerteoretisk diskursanalys
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 purpose of this paper is to explore the female experience as it is spoken of in the novel Sindhia written by Rut Hillarp (1954) and how the main character in the book violates the experience from a queer perspective. My aim is to through a close reading highlight a number of discourses that underpin the book's imminent theme of love and submission.

According to Norman Faircloughs critical-discourse analysis, the text one reads produces a certain amount of discourses that one consumes. This way there is a dialectical interaction that can be set into a practical analysis together with a suitable academic perspective. This is the method I use in this thesis.The academic perspective I add isJudith Butler's queer theoriessupported by Michel Foucaults social genealogyin order to understand/analyze the woman’s position in relation to a social empirical history.

I came to the conclusion that Sindhia produces the woman's discourse from an ancient biblical/ mythological time up to modern time. It brings forth untold perspectives that disclose the social hierarchies and women's rebellion against them, a rebellion that has been silenced. The text simply transcends the myths and highlights what has been made invisible, it brings new perspectives to the discourse about women. This shows that the ancient stories that have submissioned the position of women also carry subversive possibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Rut Hillarp, Sindhia, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, discourse analysis, queer, religious mysticism, religious eroticism.
Keyword [sv]
Rut Hillarp, Sindhia, Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, diskursanalys, queer, religiös mysticism, religiös eroticism.
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21766OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-21766DiVA: diva2:692646
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2014-02-03 Created: 2014-01-31 Last updated: 2014-02-03Bibliographically approved

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