Essays about: "monstrous women"

Found 4 essays containing the words monstrous women.

  1. 1. The Abject Female Body : The Male Gaze on Woman and Nature in Daphne du Maurier's "The Apple Tree" and "The Blue Lenses"

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Josephine Pantzar; [2022]
    Keywords : Daphne du Maurier; The Apple Tree ; The Blue Lenses ; abject; male gaze;

    Abstract : This study examines the portrayal of the woman as monstrous in Daphne du Maurier’s short stories “The Apple Tree” and “The Blue Lenses” and investigates the abject emotions that female bodies induce within the main characters. The study also contrasts the habitual, objectifying gaze of the male focalizer with the reluctant gaze forced upon the female focalizer through a pair of lenses, argued here to represent the patriarchal suppression of woman, as the male gaze is key for mediating the abject in du Maurier’s stories. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sexy 16-Year-Old Baby-Eater: Gendered, Sexualized, and Racialized Discourses in Exalted, Second Edition

    University essay from Institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi

    Author : Niels-Martin Ström Josefsen; [2021-11-26]
    Keywords : Roleplaying games; Exalted; feminist post-structural discourse analysis; representation; geek culture; race; gender; sexuality; Dungeons Dragons; discourses; White Wolf; misogyny; fantasy; genre subversion; social constructivism; media tropes; monstrous women; monstrous motherhood; infantilization; trans representation; sexualization; animalization;

    Abstract : Previous research finds roleplaying games, as well as the wider spectrum of geek culture that they exist within, to be defined by discourses favoring a white, heterosexual, cis-male viewpoint, drawing up and reproducing stereotypes and tropes that are inherently misogynist, homophobic, and racist. Heretofore, research into discourses of gender, sexuality, and race in roleplaying games has focused overwhelmingly on market leader Dungeons & Dragons (1971- ongoing), largely neglecting to scrutinize other well-established titles that may adhere to or break from the same tendencies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ghostly Bells and Monstrous Drumming : An Exploration of Intermediality and Supernatural Strangeness in "Especially Heinous"

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Beatriz Carlsson; [2021]
    Keywords : gothic; magical realism; intermediality; Carmen Maria Machado; supernatural; strange;

    Abstract : Various contemporary female authors deploy supernatural motifs portrayed through or alongside diverse forms of intermediality in texts which thematise the patriarchal oppression of women. In order to throw light on this phenomenon, this thesis investigates the intermedial relations and supernatural motifs of Carmen Maria Machado’s novella “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order: SVU”, and their relation to the political themes of the text. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mina, the "Angel", and Lucy, the "Monster" : two sides of femininity in Bram Stoker's Dracula

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Fakulteten för lärarutbildning

    Author : Julia Bergstrand; [2020]
    Keywords : Gender roles; feminist criticism; Victorian femininity; angel in the house; monstrous femininity; virgin whore dichotomy; Bram Stoker; Dracula;

    Abstract : This paper analyses the characters Mina and Lucy in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, showing how they are juxtaposed in terms of femininity. By using feminist criticism and the concepts of the angel in the house, monstrous femininity, and the virgin/whore dichotomy, this paper explores how Mina represents the self-sacrificing, supportive, and wifely angel in the house, while Lucy represents the sexual, disobedient, and powerful monstrous female. READ MORE