Gendered Discourse In The Confessionalists And The New Journalists
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This study compares the discourse of male female American authors who produced works between 1960 to 1975 in order to challenge existing theories of gender and discourse. It focuses on identifying the similarities and differences in the way male and female authors describe male and female characters and in the way they narrate selective events in their works. This study also identifies how the male and female authors from this time period assign or remove power to or from the characters about whom they write. The primary writers evaluated in this study are Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Ken Kesey, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Joan Didion.