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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
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-11T11:52:07Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-11T11:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-15
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-15 en
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 en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.subject Cormac McCarthy en
dc.subject Suttree en
dc.subject Gender en
dc.subject Masculinity en
dc.subject psychoanalysis en
dc.subject Melanie Klein en
dc.title Explorations of Gender Identity; A Study of Masculinity and Gender Predicaments in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree en
dc.type Master thesis en
dc.type.degree Master i Engelsk en
dc.type.course ENG350 en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humanities: 000::Literary disciplines: 040 en
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad en
dc.subject.nus 711124 en
dc.type.program MAHF-ENG en


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