Sexuality, Gender, and Power in Iris Murdochs Fiction Tammy Grimshaw

ISBN: 9780838640616

Published: December 5th 2005

Hardcover

261 pages


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Sexuality, Gender, and Power in Iris Murdochs Fiction  by  Tammy Grimshaw

Sexuality, Gender, and Power in Iris Murdochs Fiction by Tammy Grimshaw
December 5th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 261 pages | ISBN: 9780838640616 | 6.38 Mb

This book examines the depiction of the social construction of male homosexuality, lesbianism, and womens role in The Bell, A Fairly Honourable Defeat, An Accidental Man, The Philosophers Pupil, and The Green Knight. It also explores theMoreThis book examines the depiction of the social construction of male homosexuality, lesbianism, and womens role in The Bell, A Fairly Honourable Defeat, An Accidental Man, The Philosophers Pupil, and The Green Knight.

It also explores the representation of power dynamics in the portrayal of homosexuality in Murdochs fiction and takes a detailed look at the illustration of power-knowledge vis-a-vis incest in A Severed Head and The Time of the Angels. Murdochs representation of Platonic bisexuality in Henry and Cato and The Book and the Brotherhood is examined in depth, and is followed by an analysis of the representation of transvestism in The Philosophers Pupil, The Green Knight, and The Black Prince.

The study finds that it is generally difficult to classify the genders and sexualities to Murdochs characters, and that Murdochs narrative style also evades classification under traditional rubrics of gender or artistic achievement.



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