IJCH 2017 Vol.3(3): 186-189 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2017.3.3.098

Gender Representations in “The Ballad of Tam Lin”

Evgeniia Ermakova and Sabina Likhareva
Abstract—The present paper addresses a highly relevant issue of gender representation in literature that generates much academic interest as well as practical implications. The material for analysis is the text of the medieval ballad “Tam Lin” as published in the “Child Ballads”. Investigation methodology includes semantic, linguocultural, sociocultural and literary analysis. The findings have been categorized to show how a man and a woman are perceived and portrayed in the English culture. The paper would be of interest for scholars and practitioners dealing with gender issues, English and culture studies.

Index Terms—Culture, gender, representation, semantics.

E. V. Ermakova, S. Likhareva are with Department of Linguodidactics, Perm State National Research University, Perm, 614990 Russian Federation (e-mail: janerm@list.ru, sabinaleendnataly@gmail.com).


Cite: Evgeniia Ermakova and Sabina Likhareva, "Gender Representations in “The Ballad of Tam Lin”," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 186-189, 2017.

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