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Alenka Koron, “Gendered Narratology in Progress: Gender-Conscious Novels in Recent Slovene Literature”, pp. 155-165 [Abstract]
Feminist as well as gendered narratology, which benefited in many aspects from the former, have, since the late 1990’s transcended the binarism of gender differences and adopted the concepts of sex, gender and sexuality for the description of formal and structural aspects of narrative. Several narratologists have started to develop gender oriented analysis of narrative text, explore specific narrative strategies (on story and discourse levels) and produce interpretations, which examine narrative constructedness and instability of sexual identities, including into their research the production aspects and the variables of the reception process. In the article a brief overview of recent contributions to the field is offered. Furthermore, a combination of feminist, queer and gender-oriented narratological assumptions is attempted, thus advocating the stand, that gender is constructed in narrative texts on the basis of textual markers, cultural clues, readers’ knowledge of author’s sex, his or her other published texts, and readers’ general knowledge. The aim of my contribution is to examine the interplay of sex and/or gender and narrative strategies, and, specifically, to foreground agents, focalization and unreliable narration in Slovene gay, lesbian and other gender-conscious novels of the post-communist period, written by Suzana Tratnik, Brane Mozetič and Andrej Morovič. I also deal with the dynamics of gender constructions in the selected texts and discuss their potential deviations from the principles of the coherence of plot and closure in traditional writing.
eSamizdat
Rivista di culture dei paesi slavi
Registrata presso la Sezione per la Stampa e l'Informazione del Tribunale civile di Roma. N° 286/2003 del 18/06/2003 ISSN 1723-4042
Direttore responsabile: Simona Ragusa
A cura di: Alessandro Catalano e Simone Guagnelli
Comitato scientifico: Giuseppe Dell'Agata, Nicoletta Marcialis, Paolo Nori, Jiří Pelán, Gian Piero Piretto, Stas Savickij
Comitato di redazione: Alessandro Ajres, Alessandro Amenta, Silvia Burini, Alessandro Catalano, Marco Dinelli, Eleonora Gallucci, Simone Guagnelli, Katia Margolis, Alessandro Niero, Laura Piccolo, Marco Sabbatini, Massimo Tria, Andrea Trovesi

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