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dc.contributor.advisorGéliga-Vargas, Jocelyn A.
dc.contributor.authorOtero, Iris
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines gender representations in three childrenís novels by Victorian author Frances Hodgson Burnett. It focuses specifically on the construction and representation of femininity in the novels Little Lord Fauntleroy(1886), A Little Princess (1888) and The Secret Garden (1911). Employing the methodology of feminist literary criticism I examine the mechanisms through which these novels teach children lessons about appropriate and inappropriate female gender roles analyzing specifically how these books represent the female gender. In addition, I present a case study of literary interpretation based on an in-depth interview with a contemporary young female reader in order to examine how she relates to and interprets the gendered messages within these novels. This study will inform discussions about gender representations in childrenís literature and highlight the need and importance of gender education in school curricula.en_US
dc.subjectChildren's literature-Englishen_US
dc.subjectBurnett, Frances Hodgson-Little Lord Fauntleroyen_US
dc.subjectBurnett, Frances Hodgson-The Secret Gardenen_US
dc.subjectBurnett, Frances Hodgson-A Little Princessen_US
dc.subjectFemininity in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshFemininity in literature.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish literature -- Study and teaching (Elementary)en_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren literature, English -- History and criticism.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish literature -- 19th century.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of gender representations in children’s novels by Frances Hodgson Burnetten_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2007 Iris Oteroen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVirtanen, Beth
dc.contributor.committeeFlores, Leonardo
dc.contributor.committeeMorales, Betsy
dc.contributor.representativeBarbot, Maria Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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