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Transgressing Boundaries in Jeanette Winterson’s Fiction

by Sonia Front (Author)
Thesis 214 Pages
Series: Literary and Cultural Theory , Volume 31

Summary

The subsequent chapters of the book deal with selected questions from Jeanette Winterson’s fiction, such as gender issues, love and eroticism, language and time, constituting areas within which Winterson’s characters seek their identity. As they contest and repudiate clichés, stereotypes and patterns, their journey of self-discovery is accomplished through transgression. The book analyzes how the subversion of phallogocentric narrative and scenarios entails the reenvisaging of relations between the genders and reconceptualization of female desire. The author attempts to determine the consequences of Winterson’s manipulations with gender, sexuality and time, and her disruption of the binary system.

Details

Pages
214
ISBN (eBook)
9783653005158
ISBN (Book)
9783631589533
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (February)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 211 pp.

Biographical notes

Sonia Front (Author)

The Author: Sonia Front earned her Ph.D. in 2007 from the University of Silesia (Poland). She has published on cinema and English literature. Her research interests cover the issue of time as well as contemporary cinema. She teaches English literature and culture and American literature.

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