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Aspects of Motherhood in the Poetry of Marilyn Hacker
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay will make a close reading of a selection of poems written by the poet and essayist Marilyn Hacker which explores the relationship between motherhood and lesbianism. The poetry is analyzed from a lesbian feminist view that uncovers how lesbianism can be used to politicize the construct of motherhood. The four poems that will be read contain passages where the poet relates to her experiences of motherhood with a lesbian sensibility. The analysis accounts for the political subject positions that lesbians can take account of in their writing. The study has found that in the poems, lesbianism becomes a creative force that can deconstruct the patriarchal hegemony of motherhood.

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2018.
Keyword [en]
female sexuality, lesbian criticism, Marilyn Hacker, motherhood, poetry
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-26440DiVA, id: diva2:1198091
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English language education
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Upper Secondary Teacher Education Programme
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Available from: 2018-04-17 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-04-17Bibliographically approved

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