Search for dissertations about: "General and comparative literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 66 swedish dissertations containing the words General and 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. Pearl and Contemplative Writing

    Author : Annika Sylén-Lagerholm; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; The Cloud of Unknowing; Julian of Norwich; 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;

    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

  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. 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

  5. 5. Scenes of Writing, Scenes of Looking : Don DeLillo, Claus Beck-Nielsen, and the Politics of the Novel

    Author : Morten Feldtfos Thomsen; Per Bäckström; John Sundholm; Karen S. Jacobs; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; DeLillo; Beck-Nielsen; literature; aesthetics; politics; technology; imagetext; W.J.T. Mitchell; print novel; visual culture; media; intermediality; Rancière; multimodality; materiality; image; vision; Comparative Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Cries of the death of the novel and even of literature in general have become cultural commonplaces. In an age seemingly dominated by digital spectacle, many seem to think that traditional print literature has become an almost obsolete cultural practice, bereft of any critical social and political relevance. READ MORE