Ungendered Narrative: A New Genre in the Making

dc.contributor.author Khuman Bhagirath Jetubhai, Madhumita Ghosal zh_tw
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-12T07:23:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-12T07:23:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018-09-??
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on ungendered narrative with reference to select fictional works, to shed light on the elements that define the genre. One or more characters with an undisclosed gender are the focal point of the narrative. The paper discusses techniques that authors employ to keep gender hidden, such as employing inventive gender-neutral pronouns or not using them at all. First- and second-person points of view are also common modes of narration, as “I” and “you” are gender-neutral. In depicting characters, authors consciously merge masculine and feminine stereotypes to create gender-secretive characters. The heterosexual love interest that has hitherto ruled the creative world is thus replaced by endless gender possibilities with which a couple may identify. Love, rather than the characters’ gender, is at the forefront of these works. These narratives confront readers with the importance they assign to gender and heir habit of pigeonholing certain behaviors, characteristics, and tendencies into a binary gender system. They force readers to question gender segregation and the consequences of choosing to defy the gender one is assigned at birth. Ultimately, these narratives ask whether gender matters in life. en_US
dc.identifier 83002F62-F79E-FBC2-C909-FFF615C8A44D
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw:80/handle/20.500.12235/84213
dc.language 英文
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 44(2),271-293
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other gender en_US
dc.subject.other narrative en_US
dc.subject.other language en_US
dc.subject.other queer en_US
dc.subject.other non-binary en_US
dc.subject.other gender-neutral pronouns en_US
dc.subject.other genre en_US
dc.subject.other identity en_US
dc.subject.other readers en_US
dc.title Ungendered Narrative: A New Genre in the Making zh-tw