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dc.date.accessioned2013-03-12T11:42:38Z
dc.date.available2013-03-12T11:42:38Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-05-17en_US
dc.identifier.citationBysveen, Annika. Setting free the dragons. Hovedoppgave, University of Oslo, 2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/25496
dc.description.abstractFantastic fiction as a popular literary genre has a wide audience, and has become popular especially since the 1970s as a vehicle for feminist social criticism. Fantastic fiction is often viewed as escapist literature because it deviates from the reality of the world we live in. However, the ability to write unhindered by demands for verisimilitude allows writers to criticise aspects of the “real” world of the reader by contrasting it with alternative, fantastical universes in which everything is possible. This thesis looks at some characteristics of feminist fantastic fiction, such as an exchange of patriarchal ideas of domination with an ideal of unity, focus on the power to name or define reality, and an emphasis on human connection to the natural world as a means to create healthy individuals and societies. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon, and Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time are analysed as expressions of feminist social criticism. In the attempt to escape patriarchal domination of both women and nature, some feminists endeavour to revalue their status as women by insisting that women have a deeper connection to the natural world than men, and that this connection can be seen as a source of strength rather than a cause for denigration. These aspects of ecofeminism and feminist spirituality are visible in many feminist fantastic narratives. The aim of this thesis is to question the wisdom in presenting women as a homogonous group who, by virtue of their biology, naturally embody certain humanistic values.nor
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleSetting free the dragons : feminist fantastic fiction as protest literatureen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2008-02-26en_US
dc.creator.authorBysveen, Annikaen_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::020en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Bysveen, Annika&rft.title=Setting free the dragons&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2007&rft.degree=Hovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-17642en_US
dc.type.documentHovedoppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo59969en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorEinar Bjorvanden_US
dc.identifier.bibsys080315283en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/25496/2/Bysveen_Hovedoppgave.pdf


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