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International Journal of Research in English

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Identity and social construction in André Aciman’s Narratives


Elizabeth Lalchhandami and Dr. Margaret L Pachuau


This paper, entitled “Identity and Social Construction in André Aciman’s Narratives,” attempts to explore the different aspects of the queer through a study of Aciman’s selected novel, Call Me by Your Name (2007). It explores how the concept of queer is placed under the power paradigm. Queer fiction like Aciman’s novel encapsulates the confusion faced by those that are deemed to be queer and thus requires serious attention in the formation of society. The entire institution of identity and social construction in a society lies within the context of heteronormativity. This paper therefore questions how certain characters in the novel, despite situating themselves within the boundaries that the idea of heteronormativity has completely restricted, still failed to come to terms with who they really are and remained confused throughout the novel.

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How to cite this article:
Elizabeth Lalchhandami and Dr. Margaret L Pachuau. Identity and social construction in André Aciman’s Narratives. Int. J. Res. Engl. 2024;6(1):22-25. DOI: 10.33545/26648717.2024.v6.i1a.157
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