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dc.contributor.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
dc.contributor.authorMaple, Myfanwyen
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-01T09:54:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationMonsters and the Monstrous, 2(2), p. 21-34en
dc.identifier.issn1756-770Xen
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12198en
dc.description.abstractThe Twilight Series has become an international phenomenon, inspiring a loyal army of predominantly female fans, from tweens to their mothers. However, it remains uncertain how these readers interact with, or absorb, the lessons offered within the story. The narrative of Bella and Edward's love story has been previously dissected within a feminist frame looking at the way in which Bella conforms to a patriarchal feminine role. However, the ways in which varying ideals and purposes of love act to create Bella's character and role have not yet been fully explored. This article explores three broad themes regarding the lessons Bella teaches about love within The Twilight Series. These three themes are: 1) Love is passive; 2) Love is everything; and, 3) Love is enhanced by anger, pain and violence. These lessons are dissected alongside other pop-cultural and literary sources that have inspired the 'Twilight' narrative, including 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'Wuthering Heights'. In this way, Bella's lessons are able to be deconstructed in terms of a reader's absorption or interaction with the text. Are Bella's lessons about love realistic for young women today or do they speak to a different time and place?en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherInter-Disciplinary Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofMonsters and the Monstrousen
dc.titleVampires Love Differently to Humans: What does Bella Teach Us about (Un)Orthodox Love in The Twilight Series?en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Theoryen
dc.subject.keywordsNorth American Literatureen
dc.subject.keywordsStylistics and Textual Analysisen
local.contributor.firstnameKathrynen
local.contributor.firstnameMyfanwyen
local.subject.for2008160806 Social Theoryen
local.subject.for2008200526 Stylistics and Textual Analysisen
local.subject.for2008200506 North American Literatureen
local.subject.seo2008950203 Languages and Literatureen
local.subject.seo2008920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)en
local.subject.seo2008920413 Social Structure and Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Healthen
local.profile.emailkmckay8@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailmmaple2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20130228-10286en
local.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen
local.identifier.runningnumberSpecial Issue: The Twilight Saga and Pedagogyen
local.format.startpage21en
local.format.endpage34en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume2en
local.identifier.issue2en
local.title.subtitleWhat does Bella Teach Us about (Un)Orthodox Love in The Twilight Series?en
local.contributor.lastnameMcKayen
local.contributor.lastnameMapleen
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dc.identifier.staffune-id:mmaple2en
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dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
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local.title.maintitleVampires Love Differently to Humansen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://monstersjournal.net/en
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local.search.authorMcKay, Kathrynen
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local.year.published2012en
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