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1. West, Jane. We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies.

Degree: 2017, Leiden University

In the late sixties and early seventies the myths of motherhood, the stereotypical ‘eternal feminine’ and a caricutural or dismissive understanding of women’s physiology were elements of an underlying ideology which hampered the achievement of full equality for women. This thesis investigates the subversive nature of these myths in a literary analysis of three dystopian novels by women authors published in this period. It also draws on the key ideas of major women theorists central to feminism’s ‘second wave’. Examining the dystopias of Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains (1969), Pamela Kettle’s The Day of the Women (1969) and Emma Tennant’s The Time of the Crack (1973), I argue that that the possibilities open to the female characters to (re)claim their womanhood are not only undermined by their inability to recognize the deceptive facets of the myths of femininity fabricated in patriarchal societies, but also by their own unwillingness to renounce the dubious privileges that these myths bestow on the stereotypical female. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr Newton, Micheal (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Dystopia; Feminism; Myth

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APA (6th Edition):

West, J. (2017). We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45822

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

West, Jane. “We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed February 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45822.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

West, Jane. “We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies.” 2017. Web. 18 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

West J. We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2017. [cited 2019 Feb 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45822.

Council of Science Editors:

West J. We are Not Ugly. We are Not Beautiful. We are Angry: Myths of the Feminine in Three Dystopian Women’s Novels of the Late Sixties and Early Seventies. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/45822

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