Search for dissertations about: "Comparative literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 180 swedish dissertations containing the words Comparative literature.

  1. 1. Travelling objects : modernity and materiality in British Colonial travel literature about Africa

    Author : Nicklas Hållen; Heidi Hansson; Stefan Helgesson; Tim Youngs; Nicklas Hållén; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; travel literature; Africa; modernity; materiality; material objects; things; commodity form; commodity culture; postcolonialism; Homi Bhabha; museums; exhibitions; colonialism; geography; space; trade; ethnography; the book; ambivalence; subject-object relations; fetishism; John Speke; Verney Cameron; Henry Stanley; Mary Kingsley; Ewart Grogan; Constance Larymore; Mary Hall; English language; Engelska språket; Literature; litteraturvetenskap; John Hanning Speke; Verney Lovett Cameron; Henry Morton Stanley; postcolonial theory; material culture; colonial discourse; English literature; Engelsk litteratur; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Historia; History; Engelska med litteraturvetenskaplig inriktning;

    Abstract : This study examines the functions of objects in a selection of British colonial travel accounts about Africa. The works discussed were published between 1863 and 1908 and include travelogues by John Hanning Speke, Verney Lovett Cameron, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Henrietta Kingsley, Ewart Scott Grogan, Mary Hall and Constance Larymore. READ MORE

  2. 2. A Children’s Literature? : Subversive Infantilisation in Contemporary Bosnian-Herzegovinian Fiction

    Author : Fedja Borčak; Jørgen Bruhn; Andrea Lešić; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Bosnia; Bosnian literature; the infantile; child character; subversive infantilisation; nationalism; Balkanism; socialism; international administration; discourse theory; New Historicism; Jacques Rancière; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : The past two decades of political and social disintegration in Bosnia and Herzegovina have given birth to literary counterreactions against hegemonic ways of imagining social life in the country. This thesis deals with a particular practice in BosnianHerzegovinian war and post-war literature, which uses infantile perspectives to critically address issues related to the socialist history of Bosnia as part of Yugoslavia, the war in the 1990s, and the socalled transitional post-war period. READ MORE

  3. 3. Hyperworks : On Digital Literature and Computer Games

    Author : Anna Gunder; Johan Svedjedal; Marie-Christine Skuncke; Espen Aarseth; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; Sociology of Literature; Digital Literature; Ergodic Literature; Hypertext Fiction; Cybertext; Computer Game; Narratology; Ludology; Game Studies; New Media Studies; Textual Criticism; Media Theory; Michael Joyce; J. K. Rowling; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study investigates the effects of digitization on literature and literary culture with focus on works of literary fiction and other kinds of works inspired by such works. The concept of “hyperworks” refers to works intended to be navigated multisequentially, i.e. the users create their own paths through the work by making choices. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Double Aspect : Gerald Murnane's Visual Poetics

    Author : Piia K Posti; Ishrat Lindblad; Martin Leer; Piia Posti; Stockholms Universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Australian twentieth-century fiction; the double aspect; Cartesian perspectivalism ; vision; visuality; visual poetics; exile; landscape; woman; gaze; Gerald Murnane; English literature; Engelsk litteratur; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap; “Cartesian perspectivalism”; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : With its abundance of maps, place names, and landscapes, and with titles like Inland and Landscape with Landscape, Gerald Murnane's fiction exemplifies the dominance of land in Australian literature. Yet, Murnane's fiction differs from most "landscape fiction" in that it depicts an Australia that despite its history of exploration has not yet been fully discovered. READ MORE

  5. 5. Atmospheric and geological entanglements : north american ecopoetry and the anthropocene

    Author : Nuno Marques; Maria Lindgren Leavenworth; Daniel Andersson; Jonathan Skinner; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ecopoetry; ecopoetics; North American ecopoetry; form in poetry; lament; mourning; song; sound; atmosphere; air; geology; Anthropocene; entanglements; community-making; environmental justice; environmental humanities; ecocriticism; new materialisms.; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Atmospheric and Geological Entanglements is a study of contemporary North American ecopoetry, a poetry which is characterized by a negotiation or subversion of established cultural representations of nature, and by a re-deployment of poetic forms such as lyrical poetry, pastoral and elegy. The studied poets experiment with form and question well-established categories such as human and nature, instead emphasizing connections between the human, other organisms, and inorganic matter. READ MORE