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PATRIARCHY UNDER SCRUTINY Tracing Feminist Discourse in Hobb’s The Realm of the Elderlings


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Title: PATRIARCHY UNDER SCRUTINY Tracing Feminist Discourse in Hobb’s The Realm of the Elderlings
Authors: Bokne, Saga
Issue Date: 12-Oct-2018
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: Masteruppsats Engelska
SPL 2018-046
Keywords: Robin Hobb
patriarchy
feminism
gender
Abstract: The high fantasy genre has often been accused of conservatism and of perpetuating stereotypes. On the other hand, fantasy has also been noted for its capacity to subvert stereotypes and envision alternatives to the current order. This essay investigates the gender politics of Robin Hobb’s high fantasy series The Realm of the Elderlings, exploring the depiction of patriarchal structures and mechanisms in the work. To illuminate the discussion, Hobb’s series is read alongside a variety of feminist... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/57888
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