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dc.contributor.authorSADOWSKI, PIOTR
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-22T12:26:52Z
dc.date.available2011-02-22T12:26:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.submitted2010en
dc.identifier.citationPiotr Sadowski, Androgyny and (near) perfect marriage: A systems view of the genders of Leopold and Molly Bloom, Style, 44, 1-2, 2010, 140-162en
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/50742
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThe essay seeks to analyse the nature of the marital relations between Leopold and Molly Bloom from Joyce?s Ulysses in the light of the spouses? respective psychological genders. The analysis is underpinned by systems theory of gender, according to which gender is not so much a social construct as a genetically motivated and fairly stable element of personality. Thus in Joyce?s characterisation of the Blooms Leopold appears to represent the androgynous man, with Molly as an example of the androgynous woman. This means that despite the obvious difference in biological sex both spouses possess analogous psychological genders, which accounts for a fair degree of psychological compatibility between them, despite their temporary sexual crisis. Indeed, Leopold?s and Molly?s internal monologues betray their mutual emotional closeness, affectionate understanding and tolerance of each other?s foibles, and pride at each other?s sexual attractiveness.en
dc.format.extent140-162en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStyle;
dc.relation.ispartofseries44;
dc.relation.ispartofseries1-2;
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectLiterary Criticismen
dc.subjectJoyceen
dc.subjectUlyssesen
dc.titleAndrogyny and (near) perfect marriage: A systems view of the genders of Leopold and Molly Bloomen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
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dc.identifier.rssurihttp://www.engl.niu.edu/ojs/index.php/style/article/view/110en


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