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Acta Scientiarum. Language and Culture 2015, 37 1

Author: Liane Schneider

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Acta Scientiarum.
Language and Culture ISSN: 1983-4675 eduem@uem.br Universidade Estadual de Maringá Brasil Schneider, Liane Abjection and violence in Monoceros, by Suzette Mayr Acta Scientiarum.
Language and Culture, vol.
37, núm.
1, enero-marzo, 2015, pp.
1-7 Universidade Estadual de Maringá .jpg, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=307437749002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Acta Scientiarum http:--www.uem.br-acta ISSN printed: 1983-4675 ISSN on-line: 1983-4683 Doi: 10.4025-actascilangcult.v37i1.24579 Abjection and violence in Monoceros, by Suzette Mayr Liane Schneider Centro de Ciências Humanas Letras e Artes, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Campus I, Cx.
Postal 153, 58059-900, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil.
E-mail: schliane@gmail.com ABSTRACT.
Through the analysis of Monoceros (2011), a novel by Canadian contemporary writer Suzette Mayr, we examine the entanglement between concepts of violence and abjection in literature.
Mayr presents several characters that come into contact as a result of a suicide committed by a previously bullied student of a Catholic school.
With the narrative as a reference, we propose to discuss the growing violence inside the school system in contemporary times, in this case as a result of sexual intolerance.
Works by Nan Stein and Melinda York, who address the imposition of too strict gender roles on female and male students as one of the causes for violent outcomes among youngsters, will be our main theoretical references.
We also discuss the topic of desire and abjection, mainly developed by Kristeva and Kulzbach, as illuminating perspectives for the analysis of the selected novel.
We suggest that in Monoceros bullying is performed to guarantee fi...





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