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  • 51.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    It Takes a Real Man To Show True Femininity: Gender transgression in Goethe’s and Humboldt’s concept of Bildung2014In: The Humboldtian Tradition: origins and legacies / [ed] Josephson, Peter, Karlsohn, Thomas & Östling, Johan, London: Brill Academic Publishers, 2014, p. 58-79Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 52.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Krig och gotik: Politisk allegori i Karen Blixens Vedergällningens vägar2016In: Fiktion och verklighet, mångvetenskapliga möten / [ed] Anna Bohlin & Lena Gemzöe, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 236-258Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 53.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Nya medier löser upp skriftens monopol men inte genusordningen: rec av Friedrich Kittler Nedskrivningssystem 1800-19002013In: Respons, ISSN 2001-2292, no 1, p. 62-64Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 54.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Rasande uppgörelse med männens värld2014In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 7 juniArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 55.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Virtue as Adventure and Excess: Intertextuality, Masculinity, and Desire in the Twilight series2013In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 5, p. 213-237Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 56.
    Lindén, Claudia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Ruin, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    The Vampire, the Undead and the Anxieties of Historical Consciousness2018In: The Ethos of History: Time and Responsibility / [ed] S. Helgesson & J. Svenungsson, New York: Berghahn Books, 2018, p. 32-53Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 57.
    Lindén, Claudia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Ruin, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Vampyren, de odöda och historiens oro: Historiemedvetande som begär och fasa2016In: Historiens hemvist I: Den historiska tidens former / [ed] Victoria Fareld & Hans Ruin, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2016, p. 81-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 58.
    Lundgren, Bengt
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Prostodushniy Mumi-Troll Poznayot Mir: Intertextualniye Svyazi Mezhdu Povestyami o Mumi-Trollyah I "Kandidom" Voltera = ПРОСТОДУШНЫЙ МУМИ-ТРОЛЛЬ ПОЗНАЕТ МИР: ИНТЕРТЕКСТУАЛЬНЫЕ СВЯЗИ МЕЖДУ ПОВЕСТЯМИ О МУМИ-ТРОЛЛЯХ И «КАНДИДОМ» ВОЛЬТЕРА2016In: Детские чтения, Detskie chtenia, ISSN 2304-5817, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 61-68Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [ru]

    Оригинальность повестей о муми-троллях не вызывает сомнения, и, тем не менее, эти тексты вполне можно рассматривать в ретроспективе долгой традиции философии гуманизма. Книги Туве Янссон рассказывают о «ситуации человека» таким образом, что это внятно и взрослому читателю, и читателю-ребенку. В мире муми-троллей ценятся вещи простые и обыденные, его обитатели весьма невелики, а все грандиозное и патетическое вызывает скорее иронию, чем восхищение.

    Во второй книге цикла о муми-троллях мы знакомимся с философом Ондатром. Муми-папа, гостеприимно пригласивший Ондатра внутрь, тут же оказывается под впечатлением от радикально пессимистической философии своего гостя, отрицающего все сущее в мире. В то время как молодые обитатели Муми-дола — Муми-тролль а Снифф,  — не разделяют мрачного взгляда на мир, а Муми-тролль и вовсе полагает, что Муми-дол является «лучшей долиной на свете».

    Этот контраст наивности и пессимизма позволяет вспомнить повесть Вольтера «Кандид, или Оптимизм», вышедшую в свет в 1759 г. Написанный за 200 лет до появления муми-троллей, этот текст, тем не менее на взгляд автора статьи, имеет вечно общее с повестями Янссон, и, возможно, обращение к образу вольтеров¬ского героя позволит более пристально вглядеться в муми-тролля.

  • 59.
    Luth, Eric
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Homo Europaeus som författare: Litterära undersökningar av den svensk-europeiska författarens syn på europeisk identitet och gemenskap2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis analyses four European writers, whose common denominator is that they have moved to Sweden from other European countries and chosen to write in Swedish: Caterina Pascual Söderbaum, Theodor Kallifatides, Gabriela Melinescu and Sigrid Combüchen. Focus lies on novels published by the authors in the 21st century. The thesis builds upon theories on memory by Pierre Nora and on imagined communities by Benedict Anderson, Chiara Bottici and Benoît Challand. In Imagined Communities, Anderson shows the effects of the emerging nation states on the modern novel in the 19th century. The hypothesis of this study is that the emergence of the European Union and the resulting European movement will affect narratives in a similar way, but on a European rather than national level. The main finding seems to confirm this, showing that an imagined European community takes shape in the studied novels, surpassing that of the nation state’s borders. 

    All writers focus on memories, but in two different ways: Kallifatides and Melinescu depict long memories, starting in ancient times and with a positive view on remembrance as a focus on what is in common for Europeans. Pascual Söderbaum and Combüchen, on the other hand, depict memories from the dark 20th century and the importance of forgetting and moving on in order to give future generations freedom. In most novels, however, there are examples of lieux de mémoire (sites of memory), with Nora’s terminology, expanding towards a common European identity, in spite of the plethora of myths and languages.

  • 60.
    Olsson Idman, Ella
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    När känslorna får ta rodret: En läsning av John Fowles Den franske löjtnantens kvinna som postmodernt melodrama2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is first and foremost an exploration of the melodramatic themes in John Fowles The French Lieutenant’s woman. By defining melodramatic plot events and analyzing the novels postmodern narrative as a melodramatic element in its own right, this study’s purpose is to explain what makes the reader react in a specific way – Or more specifically: feel alienated by the books narrator.

                         

    Throughout the study, I’ve analyzed specific melodramatic examples in The French Lieutenant’s Woman; Its multiple endings, the meta-fictional narrator and its characters and connected them to the melodramatic genre and sensibility in an attempt to define the reader’s emotions towards a seemingly unconventional narrative. 

  • 61.
    Olsson Nyhammar, Carlo
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    "Verkligheten, som obarmhärtigt bröt ned hans konstruktioner”: En studie av Henry Parlands roman Sönder.2017Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis the aim is to examine how objects matter with regards to orientation in the work To Pieces written by the Finnish author Henry Parland. The question posed by Sara Ahmed in Queer Phenomenology becomes the starting point of this work. The aim of returning to this question is to accentuate the role of objects in the process of orientation. More specifically how the things themselves make up the life-world, which can be described as a “coherency of things”. When the lifeworld and the subject is aligned the world is familiar and open. It becomes a world that lets the subject in question extend itself and act as it intends. When the orientation fails, the subject becomes disorientated, the world falls apart. The things are used as tools to extend the subject in its world. But things are not mere tools for the subject to extend itself with. The things can be seen as having agency, something that is examined through the theory of agential realism by Karen Barad. Here the agency of matter is examined in such a way that the binary opposition of subject-object is questioned. Instead Barad suggest that we return to the matter itself and examine how it intra-acts in such a way that the boundaries and entities are formed within the so-called phenomena. Together these two theories are put to work in the novel To Pieces which becomes a place for them to join together by showing how orientation is formed reciprocally in the subject-object discourse. The novel is full of human intra-action with things, be it mirrors, photografies, cigarettes, hats, or other humans who are reduced to objects. From here the things themselves set in motion a kind of revolution, which questions the anthropocentric order.  

  • 62.
    Pettersson, Erika
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Röda sörjor med gapande munnar: En undersökning om hur den döda kvinnan beskrivs i tre svenska deckare från 2000-talet2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to examinate how the dead woman is described in three swedish crime fiction- novels. The novels included in my study is Stieg Larsson ́s Män som hatar kvinnor, Mons Kallentoft ́s Den femte årstiden and Lars Kepler ́s Stalker. The purpose of this study is to examine these questions: how is the dead woman described, how does the woman relate to prevailing norms in a sex-normative context, who is the dead woman based on socio-cultural identity and how can the killer ́s identity be understood in relation to the victim?

    Inspired by Judith Butler ́s performativity theory I assume a gender constructivist perspective, that gender is a social construction. I am also inspired of Maria Nikolajeva ́s gender role schedule, which shows what characteristics women are most often attributed in literature. I also add my own properties to the schedule. Thus, the result shows that the dead woman fulfills all conventional female standards. The dead woman is, based on the material, either an unwanted woman or an desired woman. The unwanted woman is subjected to sexual violence, something that the desired woman avoids. When the women are dead, they still meet conventional standards even though their bodies are completely destroyed by their perpetrators. The identity of the murderers can be understood from socio-cultural status and their motives.

  • 63.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Uppsala universitet.
    A Truth Tried and Tested: The Phenomenology of Truth in Herder's Plastik2016In: J. G. Herder: From Cognition to Cultural Science/Von der Erkenntnis zur Kulturwissenschaft / [ed] Beate Allert, Heidelberg: Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren, 2016, p. 63-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 64.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Goethe varnade för kärnfamiljen2017In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 25 januari, p. 26-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 65.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    "Gott segne Kupfer": Goethes Kunstbeschreibungen im Zeitalter der semitechnischen Reproduzierbarkeit2017In: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, ISSN 0044-2992, Vol. 80, no 3, p. 392-417Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates how the experience of reproductions – drawings, copperplate engravings, woodcuts, lithography, plaster casts, and so forth – influenced Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s conception of art in general and his descriptions of art (e.g., ekphrases, reviews, and autobiographical accounts) in particular. Well acquainted with the technologies of reproduction of his time, Goethe, often in collaboration with Johann Heinrich Meyer, acknowledged the crucial role of reproductions for the understanding of the productive idea of the original work. Experiences of reproductions and comparisons between copies, drafts, and the original enabled Goethe to grasp the idea as an ever-transforming productive constant of the continuous process of becoming of the work 

  • 66.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Grenzerfahrungen: Studien zu Goethes Ästhetik2018 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Die Goethezeit fällt mit der Geburt und Konsolidierung der Ästhetik zusammen, die von den Idealisten und Romantikern als einheitsstiftendes Zentrum des Denkens konzipiert wurde. In diesem Zuge formulierten sie auch ein neues Verständnis der Autonomie des Kunstwerkes und des Künstlers, das für den heutigen Diskurs über Kunst gültig geblieben ist. Das vorliegende Buch hingegen sucht die Grenzbereiche des Ästhetischen dieser prägenden Jahre der Ästhetik auf, um den unsicheren Zustand ihrer Entstehung zu untersuchen. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beeinflusste durch verschiedene Rollen, als Autor, Künstler, Beamter, Herausgeber und Inspirator, die Gestaltung der Ästhetik. Er thematisiert in seinen Schriften immer Fragen der Grenzen des Ästhetischen. In fünf Kapiteln, die sich der ästhetischen Erfahrung, dem Symbolbegriff, der Ästhetik der Arabeske, dem Ziel der Preisaufgaben und der Beschreibungskunst Goethes widmen, untersucht das Buch die Beweglichkeit der Grenzen eines noch nicht definierten Diskurses.

  • 67.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    I begynnelsen vad traumat: Prolegomenon till en analys av Kjell Westös Drakarna över Helsingfors2017In: Modernitetens uttryck och avtryck: Litteraturvetenskapliga studier tillägnade professor Claes Ahlund / [ed] Anna Möller-Sibelius; Freja Rudels, Åbo: Föreningen Granskaren , 2017, 1, p. 241-250Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 68.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Uppsala universitet.
    "ins Praktische der Kunst einzugreifen": Goethes und Meyers Preisaufgaben für bildende Künstler2016In: Wirkendes Wort, ISSN 0935-879X, Vol. 66, no 3, p. 385-396Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 69.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Ofullbordade utopier: tyskspråkig litteratur från tre århundraden2016 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vår begeistring av texter är, det menar den österrikiska författaren Ingeborg Bachmann, egentligen en begeistring av det vita, oskrivna bladet, alltså av "en brist som är så stor att den sporrar oss att handskas med litteraturen som en utopi". Utopin som en estetisk erfarenhet av något ofullbordat och något som inte kan fullbordas går som en röd tråd genom de läsningar av Herder, Schlegel, Novalis, Hölderlin, Musil, Mann, Celan, Szondi, Bachmann och Jelinek som är samlade här. Hos dessa gestaltas det utopiska som ett ständigt någon annanstans och någon annan tid, en icke-plats i tid och rum.

  • 70.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Sentimentale Gegenstände: Die sentimentalisch-zeitliche Bedeutsamkeit des Symbols bei Goethe2017In: Augenblick, Lebenszeit, Geschichte, Ewigkeit: Die Zeit in Goethes Werken / [ed] Liisa Steinby, Michael Schmidt, Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017, p. 93-136Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 71.
    Pirholt, Mattias
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Walter Benjamins Ekphrasen des Alltags in Berliner Kindheit um 19002018In: Das Abenteuer des Gewöhnlichen: Alltag in der deutschsprachigen Literatur der Moderne / [ed] Carstensen, Thorsten; Pirholt, Mattias, Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2018, 1, p. 307-326Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 72.
    Ruin, Hans
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    A Home to Die in: Hazelius, Skansen and the Aesthetics of Historical Disappearance2017In: History Unfolds: samtidskonst möter historia : contemporary art meets / [ed] Helene Larsson Pousette, Stockholm: Art and Theory Publishing , 2017, p. 136-147Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 73.
    Schantz, Madeleine
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Verklighet, ej dröm, men vakna drömmar: En komparativ analys mellan August Strindbergs Ett drömspel och Sigmund Freuds Drömtydning utifrån ett idéhistoriskt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Strindberg’s A dream play has been a heavily analysed and researched drama/phenomenon since its premiere 1907. This research has been primarily of a psychoanalytic or religious nature. In contrast, the aim of this essay is to compare and examine the use of dream symbolism and themes in Strindberg’s A dream play, and how it relates to Freud’s Interpretation of dreams. The analysis is based upon the notion that since these two books are products of, and influenced by, the zeitgeist of the early 1900s, and therefore, there will exist some similarities. The means/method used is comparative analysis, i.e. a thorough and detailed analysis of symbols discovered by reading the works in parallel. As a result of comparative analysis, it became evident that there indeed exists a shared and mutual dream definition/meaning, and common portrayal of the dream function/symbol, between Strindberg and Freud. Furthermore, this provides a deeper understanding/meaning of A dream playand increases its authenticity. Despite of the fact that there already exists plenty of research on symbols in A dream play, a comparative analysis provides new insight and perspective for dream symbols, which highlights what was written about the dream in the year 1900.

  • 74.
    Smitz, Mikael
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Våldets lockelse och islossning: En reparativ läsning av Selma Lagerlöfs Herr Arnes penningar med fokus på manlighet2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940) is one of Sweden’s most well-known and prominent authors. The field of research connected to both her personal life and her body of work is certainly immense. However there are still gaps in the research concerning Lagerlöf’s social critique through her literature. Alongside her authorship she was active in the peace- and women’s movement, and particularly so in women’s suffrage. Simultaneously, as the women’s movement gained momentum at the turn of the 20th century, there was a domestic armament in Sweden. It was at this point when Lagerlöf wrote Herr Arne’s Hoard/The Treasure (1903).

    The purpose of this study is to examine the connections between manliness and violence in Selma Lagerlöf’s Herr Arne’s Hoard/The Treasure. This is achieved by means of reparative reading using gender theory from the Nordic historic masculinity studies. The reparative reading is based on a model of interpretation, first promoted by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and is not about hidden meanings but rather what the text explicitly represents.

    The analysis shows that the text criticizes a certain fit for military service type of manliness. This particular manliness is characterized by self-interest and vindictiveness, which is tied to an archaic barbarity and social stagnation. At the same time it is connected to positions of power. The analysis also shows, through the critic, a feminine desire for justice, a movement towards change and the subversive potential of sympathy.

  • 75.
    Sultan, Hazar
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Att bära historien i sin kropp: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome i Toni Morrisons roman The Bluest Eye2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    To Carry History in One’s Body – Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome in Toni Morrison’s Novel The Bluest Eye.

    The world in which we live in is dominated by ideology. This essay will explore the ideology of racism and investigates how it operated during and after the slave trade in the USA. The main focus is how the racist ideology has affected the black community in the USA during the first decades of the twentieth century. When the traumatic events of the slave trade ended the black community never got the chance to heal from the several hundred years long trauma. Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye depicts a community in pain due to the racist society that surrounds them. It is set in a time after the First World War when black families aimed to establish a stable life but were hindered due to various reasons. Therefore, this essay uses Joy DeGruy’s thoughts on the matter of trauma in the black community in the USA. By using her book Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy Of Enduring Injury and Healing along with Frantz Fanon’s iconic text Black Skin, White Masks this essay investigates how the legacy of slavery has affected the black community after the slave trade. This essay looks into the following behavioral patterns, formulated by DeGruy: Vacant Esteem, Ever Present Anger and Racist Socialization.

  • 76.
    Tidigs, Julia
    et al.
    Helsingfors universitet.
    Huss, Markus
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    The Noise of Multilingualism: Reader Diversity, Linguistic Borders and Literary Multimodality2017In: Critical Multilingualism Studies, E-ISSN 2325-2871, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 208-235Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article proposes a new multimodal approach to literary multilingualism, with special attention devoted to how readers with different language skills partake in making literary multilingualism happen. It presents a critical assessment of previous scholarship on literary multilingualism, which we claim is characterized by monolingual assumptions and a problematic division between mono- and multilingual literature. As a continuation of the theoretical argument, multimodal readings of three contemporary poets Cia Rinne, Caroline Bergvall and Ralf Andtbacka are presented. Instances of contemporary multilingual poetry, the article concludes, can help us to critically scrutinize notions of clear-cut linguistic borders, as well as to study the intricate dynamics between the acoustic and visual aspects of literary multilingualism. 

  • 77.
    von Seth, Oscar
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Avvikarnas oundvikliga öde: En queer läsning av Vilhelm Mobergs utvandrarserie med fokus på relationen mellan Robert och Arvid2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1973) was one of the most influential Swedish writers of his time. His epic The Emigrants with its four parts are among the most read Swedish novels of all time. The field of research about Moberg is large; despite this none of his works have been analyzed from a queer angle until now.

    The purpose of this master’s thesis (one year) is to do a queer reading of Moberg’s The Emigrants, focusing on the relationship between Robert and Arvid. The bond between these young farmhands has rarely been given attention within the research about Vilhelm Moberg; when it is mentioned in previous research, it’s perceived as camaraderie. My hypothesis is that, despite indications of a homophobic attitude in Moberg, it is possible to make visible a romantic love story between these men.

    In this thesis, a question regarding whether animals, animality or animal symbolism in the text makes the young men’s love story increasingly visible, is raised. The theme of bestiality in The Emigrants coincides with Arvid, and can be seen as a synonym for homosexuality. In combination with queer animal symbolism surrounding Robert, the men’s hidden desire and love is enhanced.

    The analysis highlights a dichotomy between masculinity and unmanliness that is portrayed through the relationship between Robert and his older brother Karl Oskar. The latter is being ascribed traditionally masculine traits, such as resilient character, individualism and physical ability for labor, whereas Robert is associated with unmanly attributes such as laziness, untrustworthiness, and an infantile longing for gold and riches. The analysis shows that Robert’s unmanliness, just as the bestiality theme, is a synonym for homosexuality.

    The question as to whether Moberg’s impression that homosexuality is an “unfortunate fate” has had consequences for to the portrayal of Robert and Arvid, permeates this analysis. The purpose has not been to smear Moberg but to highlight the paradox of his homophobic stance, since this thesis conclusively determines that he has written a beautiful love story involving two young men.

  • 78.
    Wallinder, Madelene
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    "Det kan ju inte vara precis detsamma med en flicka": Mumindalen ur ett queerperspektiv2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay examines the presence of queer desires and characters in Tove Jansson's books about the Moomins, mainly with a focus on: Finn Family Moomintroll (Trollkarlens hatt, 1948), Moominsummer Madness (Farlig midsommar, 1954) and Tales from Moominvalley (Det osynliga barnet, 1962). These three books are examined one by one and in chronological order, so as to be able to find whether the presence and character of queer representation changes over time. The idea is that this work should fill a gap in the research by exploring norm defying sexuality, gender identity and gender expression, since the books about the Moomins previously have been analyzed through a heteronormative perspective. The result shows that the books frequently feature queer relationships and characters, but also that the nuclear family and heteronormative ideas are maintained and upheld by the Moomin family.

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    Witt-Brattström, Ebba
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Stå i bredd: 70-talets kvinnor, män och litteratur2014Book (Other academic)
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