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The absent mother in the cultural imagination: missing, presumed dead
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7243-0059
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This anthology explores the recurring trope of the dead or absent mother in Western cultural productions. Across historical periods and genres, this dialogue has been employed to articulate and debate questions of politics and religion, social and cultural change as well as issues of power and authority within the family. Åström seeks to investigate the many functions and meanings of the dialogue by covering extensive materials from the 1200s to 2014 including hagiography, romances, folktales, plays, novels, children's literature and graphic novels, as well as film and television. This is achived by looking at the discourse both as products of the time and culture that produced the various narratives and as part of an on-going cultural conversation that spans the centuries, resulting in an innovative text that will be of great interest to all scholars og gender, feminist and media studies.

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Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. , p. 264
Keywords [en]
gender, film, television, drama, motherhood, early modern, hagiography, romance, fairy tales, graphic novels, horror
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Languages and Literature
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literature for children and adolescents; English; genusvetenskap; Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138279DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49037-3ISBN: 978-3-319-49036-6 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-49037-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-138279DiVA, id: diva2:1133629
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved

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