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The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark


Oklopčić, Biljana
The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark // Folia linguistica et litteraria: Časopis za nauku o jeziku i književnosti, 13 (2015), 97-111 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark

Autori
Oklopčić, Biljana

Izvornik
Folia linguistica et litteraria: Časopis za nauku o jeziku i književnosti (1800-8542) 13 (2015); 97-111

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
power; power as domination; power as capacity; popular fiction; cross - genre hybrid; romance; horror; mystery; Charlaine Harris; Dead Until Dark

Sažetak
This paper examines how the terms power as domination and power as capacity can be applied to reading popular fiction, in particular to cross-genre hybrids such as Charlaine Harris’ Dead Until Dark (2001). The term power as domination refers to coercive power or power over, which in popular fiction works through its form and fandom/readership. The principles of coercive power in Harris’ novel are visible in its cross-genre hybridity (mystery-horror-romance), which attracts different types of fans/readers who, in its multi-generic definition, find their own type of empowerment. The term power as capacity connotes coactive power or power with as well as power to. This type of power is in popular fiction present in specific structural elements of popular fiction genres such as characters, narrative voice, resolution, irony, plot, setting, themes, motifs, symbols, etc. Harris’ novel thus shows the female protagonist’s power to question and subvert (1) racism, sexism, and homophobia in the American South, (2) Southern myths and stereotypes, and (3) the concept of otherness. Sookie Stackhouse`s power is also coactive as it is occasionally exercised through either collaboration (mutual empowerment exemplified by her relationship with vampire Bill Compton) or assistance/education (assisted empowerment exemplified by her relation with other supernatural beings). The paper concludes by showing that the discourse of power in popular fiction operates through both its form (power as domination) and content (power as capacity).

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek

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Oklopčić, Biljana
The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark // Folia linguistica et litteraria: Časopis za nauku o jeziku i književnosti, 13 (2015), 97-111 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Oklopčić, B. (2015) The Discourse of Power in Popular Fiction: A Case Study of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark. Folia linguistica et litteraria: Časopis za nauku o jeziku i književnosti, 13, 97-111.
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