Representation and Deconstruction of Gender Constructs in David Levithan’s Every Day (2012)
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- Every Day, David Levithan, gender construction, gender non-conforming
David Levithan is renowned as an author who does not portray stereotypical LGBTQ characters in his novels. His 2012 novel, Every Day, presents one such gender non-conforming protagonist. The novel’s plot revolves around a genderless and unembodied spirit who travels from one body to another every day. This study intends to investigate gender constructions articulated in Every Day. The textual analysis accomplished during this research endeavor suggests that Every Day problematizes the representation of gender and challenges traditional gender constructions through its characters.
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TY - CONF AU - Almasafira Nurarafah AU - Adriana Rahajeng Mintarsih PY - 2020 DA - 2020/07/30 TI - Representation and Deconstruction of Gender Constructs in David Levithan’s Every Day (2012) BT - Proceedings of the International University Symposium on Humanities and Arts (INUSHARTS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 61 EP - 65 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200729.012 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200729.012 ID - Nurarafah2020 ER -