Demythification of Romantic Love in the West: An Analysis of Little Narratives in José Luis Sampedro’s El Amante Lesbiano
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The present thesis deals with the intended abandonment of traditional notions of Romantic love in some manifestations of Western literature. The novel analyzed is José Luis Sampedro’s El Amante Lesbiano, where concepts such as gender roles, marriage, and sexuality have been removed from their conventionalities in favour of love. The thesis provides two points of analysis concerning El Amante Lesbiano. One, the use of little narratives that deconstruct gender and the Romantic notions of love; the second, an analysis on Sampedro’s strategies to demythify Romantic love, namely the modulation of typical mythical images depicting romance. Such analysis answers to the raised research questions by this thesis: why are little narratives used by Sampedro to deconstruct gender and Romantic Love? And what results from the demythification of such notion in El Amante Lesbiano?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 65 p.
Literature Gender Love Postmodernism Sampedro
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-57997ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A--10/08--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-57997DiVA: diva2:330089
2010-06-11, Linköpings Universitet, 15:30 (English)
Thörnryd, Victoria, PhD.
Strääf, Maria, PhD.