International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Female Protagonist in Libyan Short Story Post the Arab Spring: A Critical Discourse Analysis
Dr. Safa Elnaili

The Arab Spring, no doubt, brought socio-political changes that re-shaped, and continue to shape, society and its cultural attitudes. The volume of literary production increased following the Libyan uprising in 2011 to reflect on these political reforms and social changes. This paper investigates how Libyan women are represented in literary texts through the female protagonist post the Arab Spring. The study implements critical discourse analysis to critically analyze how gender stereotypes are reproduced through language use within sociopolitical context. The paper analyzes several Libyan short stories written by male and female authors, providing an analytical reading of female representation post the Libyan uprising.

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