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Jenny Sperens

I am a PhD student in English. My field of research is Brittish literature, with an interest in representations of gender and specifically representations of masculinity and boyhood.

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Doctoral student at Department of Language Studies Units: English
Location
A, Humanisthuset, korridor HF2 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as doctoral student at Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Location
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 4

I am a PhD student in English and am affiliated to both the Department of Language Studies and the Umeå Center for Gender Studies. In my research I focus on representations of gender and specifically representations of masculinity and boyhood. In my thesis I analyse depictions of boys in British twentieth-century children’s literature. One aim is to examine what a boy is portrayed to be and how he is supposed to act in the different texts. The texts included in the project are Peter Pan, Narnia and Harry Potter.

I obtained my master’s degree in English literature at Umeå university. The thesis examines masculinity and male friendship in The Good Soldier and Women in Love.