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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Caroline E.
dc.contributor.authorLanning, Emily C. ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T16:44:07Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:11:11Z
dc.date.issued2011-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationLanning, E. C. (2011). Magical women who do magic without being men: Nontraditional female heroes in a world without gender norms (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3292
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2011.en_US
dc.description.abstractI examined two nontraditional female heroes in The Abhorsen Trilogy by Garth Nix, a young adult fantasy series, using a feminist lens. In the context of the Old Kingdom, where the books take place, gender is not a barrier to taking on roles that, in our society, are traditionally gendered. This allows the females to take on heroic roles without totally giving into or giving up their femininity. In detailing Sabriel and Lirael’s heroic journeys and comparing them to traditional female heroes within the genre, I show how their nontraditional female heroism is unique and that it is a direct result of the society in which they exist.en_US
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dc.format.extent57 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNix, Garthen_US
dc.subjectThe Abhorsen Trilogyen_US
dc.subjectFemale heroesen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectGender Normsen_US
dc.titleMagical Women Who Do Magic Without Being Men: Nontraditional Female Heroes In a World Without Gender Normsen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOlson, Marilynn S.
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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