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"... som om varje tonfall bävade av dold rörelse...": Om debutsamlingen Från Skåne av Victoria Benedictsson ur ett maskulinitetsperspektiv
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this essay is to examine how men is portrayed in three short stories, ”En omvändelsehistoria”, ”Far och son” and ”Jeppa”, from the debut Från Skåne by Victoria Benedictsson. I also investigate the ideas of masculinity during the 1880s. Unmanliness, paternity and manly tears are other concepts that I have been examining with close–reading as the method. The essay begins with a short recap of the earlier research about Benedictsson. Her debut as well as the perspective of masculinity on the work of female authors has been almost ignored by the academic sphere and my aim was to do something about it. Firstly, I discuss unmanliness in the peasant culture, secondly, paternity and absence and thirdly, unmanliness and manly tears. My result shows that the different ideas of masculinity affect the characters in many ways. For example, the elderly in the stories mostly falls down in unmanliness. I have come to the conclusion that the fear of being unmanly urge the men, or the boys, to act manly and follow the ideals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 32 p.
Keyword [en]
Victoria Benedictsson, Från Skåne, Swedish Literature, 1880s, masculinity, unmanliness, manly tears, paternity, close-reading
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General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-5664OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-5664DiVA: diva2:391103
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2011-01-24 Created: 2011-01-24 Last updated: 2011-01-24Bibliographically approved

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