Going Beyond the Binary: The body, Sexuality and Identity in Shelley Jackson’s Half Life: a novel
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The thesis focuses on Shelley Jackson’s Half Life: a Novel with efforts directed towards a literary interpretation considering relevant issues within the context of gender and feminist theory. The argument rests upon four basic units: the theoretical framework at the outset, the question of the body next, thirdly an investigation of sexuality, and finally a consideration of identity.
In Jackson’s Half Life: a Novel the non-dualist thinking underlies a deliberate play of dualism. To go beyond the binary, Jackson captures the tension and confusion revealed from the body, sexuality and identity; and therefore this thesis aims to conduct a dynamic discussion on these gender issues to encounter and reconsider the entrenched binary-defined social, cultural and gender norms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
the body, sexuality, identity, gender and feminist theory
Social Sciences Gender Studies General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120022ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A--12/12--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-120022DiVA: diva2:839728
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Language and Culture in Europe
2012-09-20, Linköping, 13:34 (English)
Strääf, Maria, Universitetslektor