Gynocentrism in Langston Hughes selected poetic works

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Gynocentrism exclusive focuses on women both as theory and practice. Anything can be considered gynocentric when it is concerned exclusively with a female point of view. The works of Langston Hughes, which reflect the intersection of races and genders in the lives of blacks, are studied. His contributions take multiple forms including poetry, short stories, dramas and novels which are about black women's love, nature, romantic dilemmas, mother - daughter relationships, friendship, and silences. The authors analyze how gender in a special way colors female identity in Hughes' works. He expresses interdependence of genders and racial identities in his representations of black women and hence can be dubbed as gender racial. His writings are in a gender racial style, highlighting and intertwining gender and racial identities. Hughes' overcomes gender and racial stereotypes with open discussions on contentious themes. It is concluded that Hughes creates an alternative to repressive social realities by combining challenges with sensual visions.

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R. Prathap Chandran

Sudharsan College of Arts and Science, Bharathidasan University

Author for correspondence.
research scholar, P.G. and Research Department of English Tiruchirappalli, Perumanadu, Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu, Republic of India

P. Kumaresan

Sudharsan College of Arts and Science, Bharathidasan University

Dr., Associate Professor in English Tiruchirappalli, Perumanadu, Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu, Republic of India


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