publication . Bachelor thesis . 2012

Going Beyond the Binary : The body, Sexuality and Identity in Shelley Jackson’s Half Life: a novel

Liu, Linjing;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
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 thes...
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free text keywords: the body, sexuality, identity, gender and feminist theory
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