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‘Alpha-mädchen sind wir alle’ [we’re all alpha girls]: subjectivity and agency in contemporary pop-feminist writing in the US, Britain and Germany

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This thesis investigates models of subjectivity and agency in early twenty-first-century pop-feminist fiction and non-fiction. Non-fiction accounts of subjectivity (Haaf, Klingner and Streidl, 2008; Valenti, 2007; Moran, 2011 et al.) draw on poststructuralist notions of incoherent, performative identity, yet retain the assumption that there remains a sovereign subject capable of claiming full autonomy. The pop-feminist non-fictions reflect a neoliberal model of entrepreneurial individualis...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - German
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:21fd8597-82a0-40e7-9a21-fdcd3da27641
Local pid:
ora:11782

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