Search for dissertations about: "Joyce Carol Oates"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Joyce Carol Oates.

  1. 1. Suburbia Rewritten : Masculinity and Affect in Contemporary American Literature

    Author : Ola Jönsson; Danuta Fjellestad; Helena Wahlström Henriksson; Heinz Ickstadt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Suburbia; affect; masculinity; domophobia; masculinity in crisis; separate spheres; fatherhood; Joyce Carol Oates; Rick Moody; Philip Roth; John Updike; Richard Yates; John Cheever.; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : Suburbia has made a powerful return in American literature of the past two decades. This renaissance of suburban fictional narrative bears the signum of alienated, anxious, and resentful white middle-class men in gray flannel suits that has remained since the formative postwar period of the 1950s and 1960s. READ MORE

  2. 2. From Frontline to Homefront : The Global Homeland in Contemporary U.S. War Fiction

    Author : Kristen Rau; David Watson; Danuta Fjellestad; Caren Irr; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Global Homeland; derealized warfare; direct warfare; military-civilian relations; sanitization of warfare; state fantasy; War on Terror; War on Terror fiction; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Criticized for providing a simplified depiction of a post-9/11 United States, contemporary American “War on Terror” fiction has been largely neglected by critical discourse. In this dissertation, I argue that this fiction offers a vital engagement with how the War on Terror is waged, and how the fantasies and policies of the Global Homeland inform it. READ MORE