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Narrativising the `woman monster`: heroines who transgress the feminine script

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jade McKay
Contemporary fiction, through its delineation of “feminine” and “unfeminine” women, ultimately either perpetuates or challenges the patriarchal discourse of femininity. This paper is premised on the belief that “the feminine” falls into two specific categories, each as limiting in scope as the other: namely, conformity and transgression.

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Journal

Quest: the postgraduate e-journal by students in the faculty of arts, humanities and social sciences at Queen`s University Belfast

Volume

Issue 2

Season

Autumn

Pagination

1 - 21

Publisher

Queen`s University

Location

Belfast, Ireland

ISSN

1750-9696

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2005, Queen's University

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