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

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

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dc.contributor.author Henderson, Courtney Rena en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:53Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:53Z
dc.date.submitted April 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1686 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.description.sponsorship Alaimo, Stacy 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
dc.contributor.committeeChair Alaimo, Stacy en_US
dc.degree.department English en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1203
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