Accepted Paper:

The concept of love in girls' blogs in self-written lovestories  

Author:

Eda Kalmre (Estonian Literary Museum)

Paper short abstract:

In my paper I will analyze how girls structure their stories, whether and how they follow ealier traditional examples in writing their own stories, who are the heroes and what could be concluded about the concepts of love and happiness the girls have.

Paper long abstract:

Falling in love, love and happiness are one of the most prevalent subject matters in the teenage girls' blogs. These are topics which the girls use to present themselves in their interactive diaries. Love is dealt with in two contrasting ways, one of them being romantic, talking about deep feelings, worries and tragic. This is being opposed by a parody like and ironic attitude, which ridicules the former one.

In my paper I will analyze how girls structure their stories, whether and how they follow ealier traditional and literary examples, pop cultural influences in writing their own stories, who are the heroes and what could be concluded about the concepts of love and happiness the girls have.

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Love exchange and sentimental circulations: rethinking romantic love (EN-FR)