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dc.contributor.authorCasarini, Alice-
dc.identifier.citationAlice Casarini "Twilight of the Grrrls: Stephenie Meyer’s Rehash of the Feminine Mystique" in: Leonardo Buonomo and Elisabetta Vezzosi (edited by) "Discourses of Emancipation and the Boundaries of Freedom. Selected Papers from the 22nd AISNA Biennial International Conference", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, 265-272it_IT
dc.description.abstractIn spite of the abundance of powerful female leads in recent media productions, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga (2005-2008) signaled a relapse into the ideology of the feminine mystique, famously addressed in Betty Friedan's eponymous volume (1963). By analyzing Meyer's portrayal of protagonist Bella Swan's utter lack of agency, this paper explores the ways in which the saga rehashes and perpetuates an age-old Weltanschauung in which women find their natural self-fulfillment through marriage and motherhood, using the generic conventions of supernatural romance to reinforce beliefs based on female submission, on what Jessica Valenti defines as The Purity Myth (2009) and on America's post-9/11 revival of the rhetoric of male heroism (Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream, 2007).it_IT
dc.publisherEUT Edizioni Università di Trieste-
dc.subjectTwilight (Saga)it_IT
dc.subjectStephenie Meyerit_IT
dc.subjectFeminine mystiqueit_IT
dc.subjectFemale submissionit_IT
dc.subjectFemale agencyit_IT
dc.subjectgender studiesit_IT
dc.titleTwilight of the Grrrls: Stephenie Meyer’s Rehash of the Feminine Mystiqueit_IT
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