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Explorations of Gender Identity; A Study of Masculinity and Gender Predicaments in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree

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dc.contributor.author Vågnes, Erik Myren eng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T11:52:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T11:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-15 eng
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-15 eng
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/5829
dc.description.abstract Cormac McCarthy's male-centered prose has engendered debate amongst scholars. Are his lack of female characters an expression of misogyny? And does McCarthy simply regenerate gender stereotypes? By using insights from queer theory and R.W. Connell's concept of Hegemonic Masculinity, I will explore how the author can be read as blurring genders as well as critiquing imposed gender norms. Moreover, I will look at how he subverts Freud's Oedipus Complex by placing the mother at the forefront of gender and identity formation. Through the theoretical insights of Melanie Klein, this thesis will examine the mother-child bond depicted in the novel. en
dc.format.extent 819552 bytes eng
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen eng
dc.subject Cormac McCarthy eng
dc.subject Suttree eng
dc.subject Gender eng
dc.subject Masculinity eng
dc.subject psychoanalysis eng
dc.subject Melanie Klein eng
dc.title Explorations of Gender Identity; A Study of Masculinity and Gender Predicaments in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree eng
dc.type Master thesis eng
dc.type.degree Master i Engelsk nob
dc.type.course ENG350 eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humanities: 000::Literary disciplines: 040 eng
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad eng
dc.subject.nus 711124 eng
dc.type.program MAHF-ENG eng


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