Ladies And Loners: A Comparative Gender Study Of The Romance And Popular Western

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dc.contributor Henderson , Courtney Rena en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :53Z
dc.date.accessioned 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :43Z
dc.date.available 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :53Z
dc.date.available 2011 -08 -24T21 :40 :43Z
dc.date.issued 2007 -08 -23T01 :56 :53Z
dc.date.submitted April 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /510
dc.description.abstract Despite the efforts of readers , writers and cultural critics , the fact remains that romance and the Western genres are considered low art . The real impetus behind this paper is not whether or not or even why they are considered low art . The important questions for me , the cultural critic , are : Why are these books so popular ? What do they offer their readers ? In considering their popular appeal , I think the implication of gender is the most illuminating piece of the puzzle . In this thesis , I will analyze the gender -specific fantasies offered in the Western romance novel and the popular Western , which will include characterizations of the hero and heroine in each of the novels , the employment of language , and perceptions of the genre , specifically efforts to legitimize them . en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher English en_US
dc.title Ladies And Loners : A Comparative Gender Study Of The Romance And Popular Western en_US
dc.type M .A . en_US

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Ladies And Loners: A Comparative Gender Study Of The Romance And Popular Western. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /510 .

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