Search for dissertations about: "Fantasy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the word Fantasy.

  1. 1. Writing Worlds, Reading Landscapes: An Exploration of Settings in Fantasy

    Author : Stefan Ekman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Robert Jordan; Steven R. Donaldson; Lisa Goldstein; Tim Powers; Patricia McKillip; China Miéville; Charles de Lint; Terry Pratchett; Robert Holdstock; Garth Nix; Charles Vess; Neil Gaiman; Steven Brust; J.R.R. Tolkien; maps in fantasy; fantasy; ecocriticism;

    Abstract : In fantasy literature, the setting is as important to the story as are characters and plot; but although many fantasy scholars have pointed this out, there is very little criticism that explores the role of the setting in fantasy. The aim of this study is to use a topofocal (place-focused) perspective to examine four aspects of the fantasy setting, including the way in which settings function in terms of their respective worlds and stories. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Other Side of Technology: Lacan and the Desire for the Purity of Non-Being

    Author : Carl Cederström; Institutionen för informatik; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Lacan; psychoanalysis; information systems research; critique; fantasy;

    Abstract : Against the deeply ingrained belief that technology is instrumental and neutral, this thesis argues that our relation to technology is inextricably bound up with fantasies. But what is the nature of these fantasies and where do we find them? Are they strictly reserved to the domain of Science Fiction, or can we also find them in more mundane contexts, like the business organization? These are some of the central questions of the present study. READ MORE

  3. 3. Imagining Safe Space : The Politics of Queer, Feminist and Lesbian Pornography

    Author : Ingrid Ryberg; Anu Koivunen; Fanny Ambjörnsson; Patricia White; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Pornography; Queer; feminist and lesbian activism; Interpretive community; Embodied spectatorship; Fantasy; Film production; distribution and reception; Intimate public; Counter public; Consciousness-raising; Cinema Studies; filmvetenskap;

    Abstract : There is a current wave of interest in pornography as a vehicle for queer, feminist and lesbian activism. Examples include Dirty Diaries: Twelve Shorts of Feminist Porn (Engberg, Sweden, 2009), the Pornfilmfestival Berlin (2006-) and the members-only Club LASH in Stockholm (1995-). READ MORE

  4. 4. Ecologies of the Imagination : Theorizing the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic

    Author : Per Israelson; Anders Cullhed; Marcel O'Gorman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Media theory; genre theory; media ecology; posthumanism; ecocriticism; neocybernetics; sympoiesis; ontogenesis; fantasy; the fantastic; comic books; William Blake; Alan Moore; J. R. R. Tolkien; litteraturvetenskap; Literature;

    Abstract : This book is about the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic. In it, the author argues that the definition of the fantastic presented by Tzvetan Todorov in 1970 can be used, provided it is first adapted to a media-ecological framework, to theorize the role of aesthetic participation in the creation of secondary worlds. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sensitising Urban Transport Security : Surveillance and Policing in Berlin, Stockholm, and Warsaw

    Author : Ola Svenonius; Fredrika Björklund; Rune Premfors; Peo Hansen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urban security; security governance; public transport; surveillance; police; private security; emotion; fantasy; fear of crime; discourse analysis; Berlin; Stockholm; Warsaw; statsvetenskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : The city as a focal point of both domestic and international security policy is characteristic of the 21st century security landscape in Europe. Amidst the 'War on Terror' and the pan-European battle against organised crime, the city is the location where global processes are actually taking place. READ MORE