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Paternal Structures of the Romance
Paternal Structures of the Romance

Author(s): Anna Malinowska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: the romance; female pleasure; paternal tropes of care; patriarchy

Summary/Abstract: The paper is a critical analysis of romance fiction in relation to parental structuresvisible in patriarchal codes and paternal tropes romance novels pivot around. As such, it provides an insight into the narrative patterns the romance uses to sustain patriarchy as well as recreate the father‑daughter‑like relationship at the center of cultural practices of love.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 12
  • Page Range: 40-52
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English