Search for dissertations about: "Middle English literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words Middle English literature.

  1. 1. Pearl and Contemplative Writing

    Author : Annika Sylén-Lagerholm; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2003]
    Keywords : Julian of Norwich; The Cloud of Unknowing; Margery Kempe; Richard Rolle; Walter Hilton; dream visions in literature; mysticism and literature; Thomas Aquinas and literature; Pseudo-Dionysius in England; religion and literature; literature and theology; medieval English poetry; women and medieval literature; Middle English literature; Gawain author; contemplative writers in medieval England; Pearl author; Pearl; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ; General and comparative literature; literature criticism; literary theory; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES and RELIGION;

    Abstract : This dissertation places Pearl in the context of works by the English fourteenth-century contemplative writers (‘mystics’), as well as of patristic and other theological treatises, focusing on the theme of comprehending and speaking about a transcendent divine dimension. The purpose is to show that Pearl and the works of Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, Richard Rolle and the author of The Cloud of Unknowing share a concern with attempting to express the inexpressible. READ MORE

  2. 2. Knowledge and Survival in the Novels of Thomas Hardy

    University dissertation from Jane Mattisson. English Department, Lund University

    Author : Jane Mattisson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2000]
    Keywords : rural skills in literature; Wessex -- Thomas Hardy; literature and society -- nineteenth century; epistemology and literature; evolution in literature; Pierre Bourdieu and literature; education in literature; sociolinguistics and literature; sociology and literature; Victorian fiction; Key words: Thomas Hardy; nineteenth-century fiction; history and literature -- nineteenth century; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES and RELIGION;

    Abstract : Abstract This thesis identifies two different kinds of knowledge in Thomas Hardy's novels: the everyday, passed on from generation to generation, which is non-academic and closely bound to the local environment and its traditions; and the specialised, recorded in the printed word, which is the product of formal education and independent of the local community and its traditions. These two kinds of epistemological competence determine one's ability to adapt and survive in a changing society. READ MORE

  3. 3. English Place-Name Elements Relating to Boundaries

    University dissertation from Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University

    Author : Boel Jepson; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2011]
    Keywords : Middle English; ge mǣre; Old English; charters; onomastics; *rān; mearc; dialectology; the West Riding of Yorkshire; Gloucestershire; hār; ; rein; *rǣn e ; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES and RELIGION;

    Abstract : Place-names often reflect local, cultural, and political history. It is only natural, therefore, that words for such historically important phenomena as boundaries should form part of place-names. In England, there is a fair number of place-name elements that refer to boundaries. Some of them are treated in this thesis. READ MORE

  4. 4. Middle English Words for “Town”. A Study of Changes in a Semantic Field

    University dissertation from Göteborg University

    Author : Ann-Marie Svensson; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Engelska språket; English language;

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  5. 5. (De)composing the middle. A minimalist approach to middles in English and Swedish

    University dissertation from Göteborg University

    Author : Eva Klingvall; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : argument structure; passive; past participle; Distributed Morphology; root; agentivity; middle; genericity; disposition ascription; modification; grammatical features; verbal alternation; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES and RELIGION;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with a particular type of generic sentence that is referred to as the ‘middle construction’ in the literature. The aim of the thesis is to offer a theoretical account of middles couched within the non-lexicalist framework of Distributed Morphology (see Halle & Marantz 1993 and subsequent work), and, more generally, within the Minimalist Program (see e. READ MORE