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Literature and culture

8. Literature and culture
8.1. Literary studies
8.2. Imagery and symbolism
8.3. Thematic studies
8.4. Cultural studies
8.5. Women's studies

8.1. Literary studies

AHONEN, ANNA LEENA
Compromises in L.M. Montgomery's Anne-serial.
2001

AHONEN,PAULA & ULLA HIRVONEN-PIETILÄ
Romantic element in three Brontë novels.
1985

ANDERSSON, ARJA & TEIJA MÄNTY
On the track of hard-boiled detective fiction: the conventions of the formula as challenged by Sara Paretsky.
1993

BODEN, ANTHONY
Savage Realities: A Contrastive Study of The Coral Island (1857) and Lord of the Flies (1954).
2009

BOLANDER, ARJA
Fantasy in The Borrowers by Mary Norton.
1985

HAIMI, ANNELI & TEIJA LEPPÄVUORI
The Shepherds' plays.
1995

HIETALA, EIJA
Creating sense out of senselessness: Arthur Miller's search for meaningful existence.
1988

HIETANIEMI, PIRKKO
The gothic quest of Truman Capote: an analysis of Other Voices, Other Rooms and In Cold Blood.
1990
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HÖYSNIEMI, PIRKKO-LIISA
Beowulf - Grendel: a comparison.
1981

JAATINEN, KARI
Black humor in the nine novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
1982

JAUHO, LEENA
The word of 'falling beams': the hard-boiled world in three novels by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
1982
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KAAKKURIVAARA, ERKKI
Satire and surrealism in Nathanael West's novels.
1984

KAARTINEN, PEKKA
The autobiographical element in Ernest Hemingway's fiction.
1989

KAJOVA, PIRKKO
The relationship between the white and negroes in William Faulkner's major novels.
1993

KALLIO, PASI
Robert E. Lee in Love and War written by John Jakes: comparison with accounts by historians Foote, Catton and McPherson.
2005

KIEMA, LIISA
The supernatural in Whittier's poetry.
1974

KIVIMÄKI, RAIJA
The Hemingway protagonist's search for a meaningful life.
1976

KORPI, HANNA
Biblical allusion in historical Christian novels by Thoene and Thoene: The Glory of the Lord and the Gideon.
2011

LIUKKONEN, KIRSI
Identifying conflict in Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
1991

MAANINEN, AINO
Victims of their own idealism: the chief characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon.
1977

MAJANIEMI, SIRKKA
The identity of James Baldwin as a black American writer.
1978

MANNINEN, RIIKKA
The survival strategies of native American women in the early novels of Louise Erdrich.
2004

MUSTONEN, ULLA
Sense perception in Lawrence Durrell's works.
1970

MYLLYKOSKI, PIRKKO
Alpo Korva - Holden Caulfield's Finnish counterpart? A comparative study.
1992

MYYRÄ, AKI
'Far-off Gleams of Evangelium': A Study of how J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings Reflects the Biblical "Kingdom of Heaven".
2008

NURKKALA, ULLA
Naturescenes in D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, and Women in Love.
1974

NYLUND, ANNA-LEENA
Characterization in William Faulkner's Snopestrilogy: Eula Varner Snopes in The Hamlet, in The Town and in The Mansion.
1982

NYYSSÖNEN, SAARA
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., novels of social reform.
1973

PARTANEN, MARJATTA
Children and adolescents in the works of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.
1975

PENNANEN, HANNU
Sinclair Lewis's satire of the American middle-class in Main Street, Babbit and Elmer Gantry.
1981

PELLINEN, ERJA RIITTA
An approach to William Faulkner's characterization: the young protagonist as a portrayal of modern man within the conflict between traditional values of society and the twentieth century relativism.
1975

RAIKAS, TUULA
Humour in Alison Bechdel's comics.
1997

RAUTAVUOMA, VEERA
Heritage, collective and individual memory in Kate Atkinson's Behind the scenes at the museum.
2001

REKIARO, ILKKA
Irony in the contemporary American short story.
1980

REPONEN, HELVI
Collective features, kinship relations and family ties in traditional and changing African society: a study of chinua Achebe's novels.
1992

REUNANEN, MARJU
Decadent Aesthetics. Analysis of the English Decadent literature of the 19th century in the light of three writers.
2012
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RIPSALUOMA, KIRSI
The biographical elements in Evelyn Waugh's novels.
1992

ROBINSON, DOUGLAS
John Barth's parody of the hero myth in Giles Goat-boy.
1976

ROSILAINEN, RITVA
Freedom and community: Mark Twain's view of man in society.
1981

SAIKKO, PIRJO
Search for value in self in the novels of Willa Cather, with special reference to The Song of the Lark, My Antonia, and Death Comes for the Archbishop.
1986

SALO, KATI
From whodunnit to whydunnit: The transformation of the traditional detective story into a modern crime novel.
2008

SIIRONEN, KATARIINA
“Don’t tell me you got into the wrong room.” Elements of farce in P.G. Wodehouse’s Jeeves & Wooster novels.
2001

SPARF, MINNA
Rhetorical and metaphysical ironies in Ian McEwan's The Cement Garden.
1996

STRITTMATTER, HELI
Violence and the denial of humanity in connection with the major characters and themes in William Faulkner's Light in August and Absalom, Absalom!
1981

SUORA, ANNA-MARIA
The fantastic in The Magus by John Fowles.
2000

TIEMPO, PEKKA
The fantastic in Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman.
1984

TIHVERÄ, SARI
Fear-evoking elements in Stephen King's works.
1991

TUMPPILA, MARJA-LIISA
P.D. James's major detectives: modern protagonists of the classical detective story.
2000

VAINIOMAA, MIIA
Martha Quest's social and spiritual quest in Doris Lessing's Children of Violence.
1999

VALTANEN, HELENA
The Westian Waste Land.
1977

VASARI, MAIJA
'Mars and Venus in Conjunction': A study of James Guy Bramwell's Finnish Experiences.
2004

VESA-PULLINEN, PIRKKO
Criticism of the urban way of life in John Passos' Manhattan Transfer.
1990

VIDENOJA, MARJA-LEENA
Realism in Ernest Hemingway's major novels.
1971

VÄISÄNEN, ANTTI
Historical awareness and social criticism in Sylvia Plath's poetry.
2001

ÖST, MAILI
"And then they found her body" T.S. Eliot's corporeal Cocktail Party.
2003

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8.2. Imagery and symbolism

ANSELA, MAARIT
Light to darkness: Flannery O'Connor's vision in six of her short stories.
1988

BÄCKMAN, KAIJA LEENA
Symbolism in E.M. Forster's novels with particular reference to A Passage to India.
1975

HALLIKAINEN, HEIDI
Themes and symbolism in Kenneth Grahame's and A.A. Milne's children's books.
1990

HARJULA, JAAKKO
Imagery in the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher.
1972

HAVOLA-PITKÄNEN, LIISA
Superstitious and mythological elements in Sir Walter Scott's poetry.
1970

HELLE, MARJA
Imagery in John Gower's Confessio Amantis.
1967

JOHANSSON, PIRJO-LIISA
Metaphorical expression as a linguistic force in John Steinbeck's works.
1970

JÄPPINEN, HILKKA
Symbolism in Joseph Conrad's early works.
1973

KALLIONPÄÄ EEVA-LIISA
Fiction through Metaphor. A case study of The God of Small Things.
2003

KIISKI, ANNELI
Imagery in some of Joseph Conrad's novels.
1968

KOMU, EEVA
The vision of the future in Aldous Huxley and Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
1975

KORPINEN, OUTI
Loved or not loved: thematic imagery in Jane Eyre.
1994

LAAKSONEN, ASTA
Steinbeck's use of symbolism.
1969

LEPPÄNEN, RAITA
Imagery in Black American Drama.
1991

MESIÄINEN, TUULA
Symbolism in the work of Tennessee Williams.
1984

MÄKINEN, KAARINA
Symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's short stories.
1971

NIEMELÄ, MILA
Dualism and feline symbols in D.H. Lawrence’s The Rainbow, Women in Love and The Plumed Serpent.
2000

PALONEN, TIINA
Needs in magazine advertising imagery.
2003

PENTIKÄINEN, MERJA
On metaphorical verbs in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Othello and Macbeth.
1992

PULLIAINEN, HELENA
Imagery in D.H. Lawrence's novels.
1970

ROUTTI, LEENA
Symbolism in the works of Iris Murdoch.
1967

RUOKONEN, MATTI
Symbolism in Malcom Lowry's Under the Volcano.
1987

SALONEN, ELENA
The figurative path to Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd.
2001

VANNESLUOMA, MEERI
Imagery and symbolism in William Golding's novels.
1973

VISTO, JANNE
The hero myth in science fiction: Frank Herbert's Dune saga.
1988

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8.3. Thematic studies

ABSPOEL, HELMI-MARIA
The mythical mother: Representations of motherhood in the television series The Simpsons.
2006

ALA-SAARELA, MERVI
Roberta Sykes's autobiographical self in Snake Dreaming.
2000

ALIKOSKI, ANNE-MARI
From neurosis to growth in The Fire Dwellers.
1998

BARCK, RAIJA
A thematic study of the poems by Gerald Manley Hopkins.
1974

GRANBERG, TUULA
From victim to survivor: a thematic study of the Atwood heroine.
1990

HELIN, MARKKU
The rebelliousness of the beat generation: a study of Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
1983

HERD, KATARYZNA
The enchanted islands: A comparison of mythological traditions from Ireland and Iceland.
2008

HOLM, SARI
'Good grief'. The themes and relationships between characters in Charles Schultz's comic strip Peanuts.
2005

HONKAPÄÄ, PÄIVI
Good vs. evil in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
1996

HUUSKONEN, RAAKEL
'Individual versus society' in the fiction of John Steinbeck.
1978

HÄKKÄNEN, KALLE
Physics and metaphysics in the Hitchhiker series (1979-1992) by Douglas Adams.
2006

JUUPALUOMA, JARMO
The development in responses to death by Ernest Hemingway's protagonists: a chronological study.
1980

KAINULAINEN, SUVI-PÄIVI
Good and evil in the mythical characters of fantasy literature: A comparative study of Terry Pratchett and J.R.R. Tolkien.
2005

KEKKI, AULIKKI
The theme of youth in F. Scott Fitzgerald's fiction.
1977

KELLONIEMI, LIISA
Archetypal great mother in Sylvia Plath's Three Women.
1998

KIURU, MARIANNE
Apartheid experience in André Brink's A Dry White Season and Donald Wood's Asking for Trouble.
1994

KIVISTÖ, TIMO
The dissolving morality: three plays.
1994

KONTTINEN, PAULA
The conflict between dream and reality in Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill.
1996
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KORTELAINEN, TARJA
Death and the hero in Ernest Hemingway's writing.
1978

KROOK, ANJA
The floating opera: a marriage of themes, structure and technique.
1976

KUKILA, RIIKKA
"Had she been of the Catholic Church, she has been a saint": The continuity of hagiographic traditions in 18th century English Protestant biographies of women.
2008

KULHELM, ARJA
Faith and autobiography: The autobiographical works of Cornelia Ten Boom.
2010

KUKKONEN, ULLA
The central themes in Arthur Miller's plays.
1971

LAHTINEN, ANNE
Isolation in the fiction of Eudora Welty.
1995

LAITINEN-AHONEN, KARIINA
Class in selected novels of D.H. Lawrence.
2001

LATVAKOSKI, SANNA
Slavery and the slave trade in the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano.
2003

LEHTONEN, SANNA
Contemporary British Society in the Magic World of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Books, 1997-2000.
2003

LEINONEN, EEVA
Christian spirituality in the lyrics of the rock group U2.
2003

LEPPÄNEN, SIRPA
"Take but degree away..." - The development of the idea of order in Shakespeare's Richard III, Henry IV, Part One, King Lear, and The Tempest.
1984

LOUHOS, JOHANNA
The portrayal of different ethnic groups in Australian children's stories.
2000

NAAPANKI, REETTA
Cultural clashes in the lives of fictional Chinese American daughters: a study of selected novels by Maxine Hong Kingston and Amy Tan.
1997

NEUVONEN, SARI & HANNA TOIVAINEN
The heroes of their own lives: the hero myth pattern in John Irving's novels.
1991

NIEMI, KRISTA
Witches in 20th century literature.
2000

NYKÄNEN, HEIDI
Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia as a representative of the judeochristian God.
2003

PENTTINEN, MINNA
The immigrant's return: Italian male and female images in five American novels.
2001

PUTUS, MARJA
Fantasy based on reality: the study of the Christian themes and the forms of fantasy in C.S. Lewis's Narnia-books.
1977

PÄIVÄTIE, LEENA
The representation of psychosocial development in the song lyrics of Steven Morrissey (1984-2009)
2011

RIMPPI, ANNA-LEENA
The perception of Ngugi wa Thiong'o of the confrontation between early Christian missions and Gikuyu culture: a study of The River Between.
1982

SIIKANEN, SIRPA
The mid-nineteenth-century female reality and ideals in the USA in Maria Susanna Cummings's The Lamplighter.
1999

SINKKONEN, HANNELE
The depiction of North American Indians in the popular fiction of Cooper, L'Amour, and Blake.
1993

SUNDVALL, ANU
The mass migration of East European Jewry to America in Isaac B. Singer's novels and short stories.
1996

SUVANTO, LIISA
Anglo-African literature with special reference to three African novelists; Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Ayi Kwei Armah.
1987

UOTILA, ERJA
Religion in Charlotte Brontë's novels.
1988

TUOMAINEN, SATU
"Thus ever did rebellion find rebuke" - Shakespeare's depiction of social and political issues in Elizabethan England: The Henry IV plays.
2000

TURENIUS, MARJATTA
The main themes in Sylvia Plath's poetry.
1972

VIINIKKALA-SMITH, REIJA
Race in the autobiographies of Maya Angelou.
1997

VUOLLO, PETRI
Clancy's enemies: the development of the enemy image in Tom Clancy's first six novels.
1993

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8.4. Cultural studies

ABSPOEL, KARI & SAMI HUOHVANAINEN
The American nuclear family in the TV series The Simpsons.
1999

CLEE, HEIDI
The representation of gender roles in film advertising.
2011

FLINCK, AILA
The American 1920's: a decade of disillusionment.
1981

GIRÉN, HEIDI
Workin' on a Dream: The American Dream in the Lyrics of Bruce Springsteen, 1995-2009.
2009

HAANPÄÄ-HOLAPPA, HANNELE
In search of an alternative: George Orwell's criticism of the prevailing political reality.
1985

HAATAINEN, MARI
The Portrayal of Change in American Society (1950-1979) in the Comic Strip Peanuts.
2006

HANNULA, KATRI
"ZOOROPA! MY ZOOROPA!": U2's Critique of Europe in the 1990s.
2011

HAUTALA, ANU
American perceptions about Russians: a cross-cultural study.
1996

HEIKKINEN, RAIJA
The Bastard in the Bush: emergent national identity in Australia in the 1890s.
1993

HOIKKALA, PÄIVI
The image of the American Indian in George Catlin's Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians.
1988

HULKKO, JARKKO
Booker T. Washington's moderate means to racial harmony: the ascendancy of the African American educator 1881-1915.
1997

HYRSKY, KIMMO
British football hooliganism: a sociological view.
1996

HYTTI, ILKKA & MIKA NAAPANKI
Frank Zappa - a rugged individualist on the frontier between them and us.
1998

IKÄHEIMO, ANNE
Britain through American eyes: A comparative study of two travellers' accounts
2004

JAATINEN, TIMO
Bluegrass and country music terminology.
1995

KELLY, RIITTA
Cultural persistence among American Indians.
1994

KOKKINEN, JARI
Afro-American male identity in blues lyrics from the 1910's to the 1970's.
1988

KORPEINEN, HELI
Class in Jane Austen's novels.
2012

KUOPPAMÄKI, LEENA
The image of the American Indian in the nineteenth-century American literature.
1978

KYTÖLÄ, SARI
Mixing pop and politics: a study of political pop music in Britain in the 1980s.
2000

KÄHKÖNEN, TIINA
The promised land: the American dream in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.
1995

LAMMINTAUS, ARTO
Indians in American history textbooks.
1992

LAUKKONEN, MARJA
Assimilation in the lives of six American Indians, 1870-1930: a study through autobiography.
1994

LEHTO, LENITA
A study of psychedelic movement in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Acid Test.
1988

LOUET, JARMO
Roleplaying game genres.
2001

MIELONEN, JAANA
The proslavery argument in Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.
1996

MIKKONEN, ANTTI
Franklin D. Roosevelt: an internationalist president.
1995

NEVAKARE, HELI
The language of darkness: a thematic study of the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen.
1991

NIEMINEN, SATU
The trickster in the traditional mythology of North American Indians.
1995

NISKALA, NIINA
Hypothesis of individualism and equality? Cultural representations in American organizational media releases.
2012

OKSANEN, KAIJA
The circle and the square in North American Indian and Western cultures: a comparative study on the correspondence between Worldview and Life.
1988

PARKKONEN, JARI
The American working classes in the 1930s as depicted in folk music.
1996

RAISKILA, VESA
Secularization theories and sociological paradigms: a treatise in the sociology of religion.
1994
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RICHARDSON, JOHN
Music, gender, and cognition.
1992
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RYHÄNEN, TUULA
Cosmic dualism of the sky and earth in the mythology of North American indians.
1987

RYTKÖNEN, MINNA
Frederick Douglass' dream of egalitarian America.
1993

SALOMAA, EVELIINA
"Try again, fail better". Detecting the intersectionality of white female protagonist in Weeds.
2012

SAVELA, KATI
The responses of Hopis and Navajos to schooling in the 1880s-1930s.
2002

SEPPÄLÄ, MILJA
The effects of the English language on the cultural identity of Chinese university students.
2011

SUURONEN, KATI
False cues: narrative in Hitchcock's Psycho.
2004

TURVALA, SAMI
Mexican- Americans in The New York Times: a study of Proposition 187 in California.
2002

UOTINEN, SIRPA
The human crisis in the early twentieth century America.
1989

VALVE, MINNA
Sir Walter Scott and Scottish Jacobitism: A critical examination of Waverly and Redgauntlet.
2002

VALVE, PETRI
North American Indians and nature: a cultural interpretation.
1999

VARIS, PIIA
''Have a worthy ambition'': A study of Maud Gonne's autobiography.
2003

YLIKITTI, JUKKA
Representations of the United States government in the television series The X-files.
2000

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8.5 Women's studies

BLOM, AIRI
"That was before I learnt the bitter lesson that women led their lives through men": women in the novels of Lisa Alther.
1987

ESKOLA, TIINA
Being a woman in Britain during the Second World War: Nella Last talks about her life.
2002

HAKALA, MARJO
The picture of women in contemporary dictionary.
1994

HUIKKO, HANNE
"I ain't playin' with you": Violent female heroes in Quentin Tarantino's films.
2010

HUTTUNEN, ULLA
Ingredients of women's fiction set in the past.
1984

JÄNTTI, SAARA
Possible subversions: the narrative construction of identity in Agnes Smedley's Daughter of Earth.
2001

KANGASNIEMI, TERESA
The representation of women and men in Collins Cobuild English language dictionary.
2002

KARELAHTI, PIA
Women in the plays of Oscar Wilde.
1999

KARJALAINEN, KRISTIINA
The portrayal of women in contemporary native American literature.
1995

KARPPINEN, ANNE
The representations of women in early lyrics of the Beatles and the Beach Boys (1962-1966).
2005

KASKI, SISKO
A comparison between the women characters of Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark, on the basis of the authors, religious and philosophical ideas.
1976

KINNUNEN, RAIJA
The role of women in Mark Twain's life and his major novels.
1981

KIVIMÄKI, KAIJA-LIISA
Beauty slave: image of woman in the advertisements of a Finnish women's magazines.
1993

KOPONEN, TUIJA
The roles of women in D.H. Lawrence's novels.
1986

KOSKIMAA, MARIA
Playmate of the month: the portrayal of women in the centerfold texts of Playboy.
1992

LAAMANEN, TARJA
Marriage and women in Jane Austen's fiction.
1987

LILLSTRANG, HANNELE
Female characters in Zora Hurston's novels and short stories.
1994

MALIN-VARJANNE, AINO
Female experience in two short story cycles by Katherine Mansfield.
1984

MATTILA, HELENA
Social forces in early 20th century American fiction: a study of women characters in Theodore Dreiser's, Edith Wharton's and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels.
1981

MODINOS, TUIJA
A woman in popular culture: feminist criticism, deconstruction and video analysis.
1993

MUILU, KAISU & LEENA RIIKILÄ
American black women and their life experience: a comparison between sociological studies and fiction.
1990

MURANEN, JUSTIINA
The questing hero archetype in depiction of female characters in science fiction by women writers.
1990

PAAJANEN, ARJA & ANNALIISA RUOKONEN
Early victorian women with special reference to the novels of George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.
1983

PAANANEN, SARI
The impact of Zelda Fitzgerald on the fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
1996

PIIPARINEN, ILONA
The Singer women: a review of women characters in the short stories and novels of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
1992

PULLIAINEN, KAISA
Women in the public life in late medieval England: A study through contempory sources in the 1400s.
2009
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RUUNANIEMI, KATJA
Women in the fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
2001

SAARENVESI, RIINA
Dracula's women: The representation of female characters in a nineteenth-century novel and a twentieth-century film
2004

SAIKKONEN, LEENA
Female protagonists in Tennessee Williams' major play.
1986

SALMINEN, ARJA-LIISA
Female characters in Ernest Hemingway's fiction.
1976

SAVINAINEN, RAIJA
Gender-specific features of male/female interaction in a popular romantic novel by Barbara Cartland.
2001

SAXLUND, PIA
A woman's position in American culture and the family: The Simpsons television series.
1995

SIMANAINEN, NIINA
Word warrior women: identity in the autobiographical writings of American Indian women.
1998
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SÖDERHOLM, MARJO
Roots in China - Childhood in America: the search of ethnic identity between two cultures. The study of the mother-daughter dialogues in the film Joy Luck Club.
2001

TOPPINEN, LEENA
“I had rather be a thing than an angel.” A comparative study of Jane Austen’s and Charlotte Brontë’s views on women’s status in Victorian society.
2001

TUOHIMETSÄ, SINIKKA
Comparison of women characters in the novels of William Makepeace Thackeray and George Eliot.
1975

VENDELIN, SIRPA
The role of women in traditional North American Indian societies.
1995

YLINIEMI, MARJA
It is simply that she is a woman: portrayal of women in English grammar books.
1989

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