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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
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
German
Role:
Supervisor
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Name:
Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Spiers, E
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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