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Transgressing the gender borders: the subversive re-inscription of Eve in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials

29 Nov

Anna Wing Bo Tso, The Open University of Hong Kong Abstract. As a gendered rewriter and a gender boundary transgressor, Philip Pullman uses the Holy Bible as a “pre-text” (Stephen and McCallum 1998: 2) when writing His Dark Materials (1995 – 2000). He boldly challenges the masculine discourse in the Bible, crossing the oppressive and insufficient […]