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”Horan, knarkaren och fettots fortsättning…”: En queerfeministisk analys av de normbrytande personligheterna i romanen Eld
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Teacher Education.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Engelfors Trilogy is a three-part fantasy novel consisting of Circle, Fire and The key, written by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgrens. Circle was nominated for the August Prize award 2011, which is a literary prize awarded each year. The book has also been translated into 25 different languages. Fire came out in August 2013 and is the part of the novel that I will concentrate on in these theses. What I will do in this paper is a queer feminist analysis of the novel's main characters in the book Fire. A similar analysis has been done of the first novel Circle, with few differences, by Anna Bergengren 2012.

The purpose of this analysis is to with the help of the major analytical concepts of queer as sexuality, gender, class and ethnicity find standards and standard beliefs in the text that creates the various personalities. By means of the close reading and main character portraits find current standards. The results show a wide range of standards creation in terms of sexuality, gender, class and ethnicity, but also standard changes. These creations of standards express themselves clearly and emphasize gender stereotypes. For example of how a normal woman should be and behave in order to be considered feminine, such as that a woman should dress feminine and wear make-up. A sexual standard in the form of heterosexuality is the only acceptable sexual norm, and different standards depictions in the form of class and ethnicity for the sake of the advantages and disadvantages in society. These standards beliefs are clearly depicted in the story while they criticized and thereby changing. 

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2014. , 36 p.
Keyword [en]
queer, norms, sexuality, gender, class, ethnicity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26749OAI: diva2:798095
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Education Studies
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2015-03-26 Created: 2015-03-25 Last updated: 2015-03-26Bibliographically approved

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