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dc.contributor.advisorWalden, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorGenovese, Megan
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-28T19:26:46Z
dc.date.available2015-05-28T19:26:46Z
dc.date.copyright2015
dc.identifier.citationNoneen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9354
dc.description.abstractSupernatural, a cult phenomenon currently in its tenth season on the CW, is about Sam and Dean Winchester and their heroic journey across a Gothic horror landscape of things that go bump in the night; as Dean puts it, “Sweetheart, this ain’t gender studies.” Yet while the creators may not have intended it to be as much, popular media texts always contribute to the construction of hegemonic norms. A close reading of Seasons 1 through 9 reveals that Supernatural is in fact built upon the bedrock of binary sex-gender identities. Through both individual characterizations and narrative structure, Supernatural presents detailed portraits of idealized maleness and femaleness the depend on mutual exclusion and the subordination of female characters to the male ego ideal embodied in the Winchesters. Most interestingly, Supernatural also features a host of inhuman characters, through which emerges a third portrait of monstrosity as that which threatens the integrity of normative male and female identities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectSupernaturalen_US
dc.subjectMedia analysisen_US
dc.subjectRhetorical analysisen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectMedia representationen_US
dc.titleBoys, Girls, and Monsters: Regulation of Normative Gender in Supernaturalen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsUniversity Scholars.en_US


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