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dc.contributor.authorGrbavac, Nikola
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-15T22:27:51Z
dc.date.available2016-09-15T22:27:51Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationGrbavac, Nikola. Monsters Within and Without: Reading Female Identity Through Monstrosity in Andrzej Żuławski s Possession. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/52555
dc.description.abstractThe aim of Monsters Within and Without: Reading Female Identity Through Monstrosity in Andrzej Żuławski s Possession is to examine female identity as it is established by means of monstrosity and excess, which position women s experience outside the dominant ideologies and modes of social functioning. I build my arguments upon social constructionist and structuralist thought, which provide me with perspectives that support my theories about the subversive role of Possession in revealing the suppression of women maintained through the assignment of various social roles, primarily those of motherhood and marriage. Along with critiquing the embedded notions on women s identity that stifle and oppress women by curbing their autonomy, creativity and sexuality, I propose that Possession demonstrates ways to destabilize these notions and deconstruct them. By using a wide range of theories of film, spectatorship, monstrosity, Otherness, and female identity, I argue against the interpretation of monstrosity as evil and destructive, and suggest that the monster represents a possibility for women, and later on the society as a whole, to question, explore and create new versions of the world through unbounded multiplicity.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectfilm
dc.subjecttheory
dc.subjectmonsters
dc.subjectmonstrosity
dc.subjectsocial
dc.subjectconstructionism
dc.subjectfeminist
dc.subjectfilm
dc.subjecttheory
dc.subjectidentity
dc.subjectabjection
dc.titleMonsters Within and Without: Reading Female Identity Through Monstrosity in Andrzej Żuławski s Possessioneng
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2016-09-15T22:27:50Z
dc.creator.authorGrbavac, Nikola
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-55955
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/52555/1/Nikola-Grbavac---Master-Thesis.pdf


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