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Shakespeares genusdröm: en genusvetenskaplig kvalitativ innehållsanalys av "En midsommarnattsdröm"

Niemi, Emelie LU (2018) GNVK02 20181
Department of Gender Studies
Abstract
In this bachelor’s thesis I analyse William Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the perspective of gender and sexuality. Through a qualitative content analysis, where I found several relevant themes, I explore how gender and sexuality is constructed by the characters in the play. My focus for exploring this is to see how the characters reproduce and/or deconstruct gender norms, how the men’s power is presented in the play, and how heteronormativity is constructed in the play. By using theories from both Candace West & Don H. Zimmerman, Judith Butler, and Sylvia Walby – as well as several other researchers’ takes on the play, both historical and feminist – I can see how these themes are presented through the... (More)
In this bachelor’s thesis I analyse William Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the perspective of gender and sexuality. Through a qualitative content analysis, where I found several relevant themes, I explore how gender and sexuality is constructed by the characters in the play. My focus for exploring this is to see how the characters reproduce and/or deconstruct gender norms, how the men’s power is presented in the play, and how heteronormativity is constructed in the play. By using theories from both Candace West & Don H. Zimmerman, Judith Butler, and Sylvia Walby – as well as several other researchers’ takes on the play, both historical and feminist – I can see how these themes are presented through the characters’ interactions in the play. (Less)
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author
Niemi, Emelie LU
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GNVK02 20181
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, gender, sexuality, qualitative content analysis
language
Swedish
id
8945018
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2018-06-25 14:25:11
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  abstract     = {In this bachelor’s thesis I analyse William Shakespeare’s comedic play A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the perspective of gender and sexuality. Through a qualitative content analysis, where I found several relevant themes, I explore how gender and sexuality is constructed by the characters in the play. My focus for exploring this is to see how the characters reproduce and/or deconstruct gender norms, how the men’s power is presented in the play, and how heteronormativity is constructed in the play. By using theories from both Candace West & Don H. Zimmerman, Judith Butler, and Sylvia Walby – as well as several other researchers’ takes on the play, both historical and feminist – I can see how these themes are presented through the characters’ interactions in the play.},
  author       = {Niemi, Emelie},
  keyword      = {William Shakespeare,A Midsummer Night’s Dream,gender,sexuality,qualitative content analysis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Shakespeares genusdröm: en genusvetenskaplig kvalitativ innehållsanalys av "En midsommarnattsdröm"},
  year         = {2018},
}