Search for dissertations about: "Modernism in literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 20 swedish dissertations containing the words Modernism in literature.

  1. 1. Towards a Poetics of Nostalgia : The Nostalgic Experience in Modern Fiction

    Author : Niklas Salmose; Randall Stevenson; Laura Marcus; Patricia Waugh; UK The University of Edinburgh; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Nostalgia; Modernism; Literature; Aesthetics; Style; Narratology; Emotions; Nostalgi; Modernism; Litteratur; Estetik; Stilistik; Narratologi; Känslor; English literature; Engelska med litteraturvetenskaplig inriktning;

    Abstract : In recent years there has been a body of studies relating nostalgia and fiction in political, sociological, feminist, or historical ways. This thesis, instead, sets out to perform an unusual textual study of nostalgia in modern fiction in order to work towards a poetics of nostalgia. READ MORE

  2. 2. The senses of modernism : Technology, perception, and modernist aesthetics

    Author : Sara Danius; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; modernism and modernity; literature and technology; literary history; cultural studies; human body in literature; visual culture; cinema studies; Thomas Mann; Marcel Proust; James Joyce; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study argues that there is a constitutive relationship between technological change and literary modernism. Moving within a historical trajectory that extends from 1880 to 1930, The Senses of Modernism proposes that high-modernist aesthetics is inseparable from a newly emergent and technologically mediated crisis of the senses. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Swarming European Consciousness” : Europe and Tradition in the Work of William Carlos Williams

    Author : Elin Käck; Carin Franzén; Hélène Aji; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; American poetry; William Carlos Williams; Euro-American relationship; Europe; tradition; recontextualization; hegemony; counterhegemonic; modernism; Amerikansk poesi; William Carlos Williams; den euro-amerikanska relationen; Europa; traditionen; rekontextualisering; hegemoni; kontrahegemonisk; modernism;

    Abstract : This study focuses on how the American poet William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) deals with Europe and tradition in works published between 1917 and 1928 and in unpublished material from the same period. Poems from Al Que Quiere! (1917), Sour Grapes (1921), Kora in Hell (1920) and Spring and All (1923) as well as The Great American Novel (1923) and A Voyage to Pagany (1928) constitute the core of the material. READ MORE

  4. 4. Stroke Darkly the Strings : On Paul Celan and Music

    Author : Axel Englund; Anders Olsson; Jacob Derkert; Martin Zenck; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Paul Celan; music; poetry; intermediality; metaphor; modernism; Jörg Birkenkötter; Harrison Birtwistle; György Kurtág; Erhard Karkoschka; Tilo Medek; Aribert Reimann; Wolfgang Rihm; Peter Ruzicka; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to disclose the oeuvre of the German-Romanian Holocaust survivor Paul Celan as a site of problematic yet productive encounters between poetry and music. It addresses, on the one hand, music as a thematic and structural element in Celan’s poetry and, on the other hand, contemporary musical works interacting with this poetry. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interpretive Skepticism : Stanley Cavell, New Criticism, and Literary Interpretation

    Author : Ingeborg Löfgren; Torsten Pettersson; Patrik Mehrens; Niklas Forsberg; Toril Moi; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; interpretive skepticism; aesthetic skepticism; poetic skepticism; literary interpretation; interpretive theory; skepticism; Stanley Cavell; New Criticism; Cleanth Brooks; Monroe C. Beardsley; fraudulence; modernism; escape to theory; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores and analyzes interpretive skepticism in literary theory. It argues that traditional interpretive theories and debates often harbor unacknowledged forms of skeptical thinking and arguments. As these forms of skepticism are seldom recognized as skepticism, the problem tends to remain hidden and unresolved. READ MORE