Search for dissertations about: "Satire"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the word Satire.

  1. 1. Margaret Atwood's Environmentalism : Apocalypse and Satire in the MaddAddam Trilogy

    Author : Marinette Grimbeek; Maria Holmgren Troy; Magnus Ullén; Sylvia Mayer; Örebro universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Margaret Atwood; MaddAddam Trilogy; environmentalism; apocalypse; satire; celebrity activism; metalepsis; commodity aesthetics; storytelling; English; Engelska; Margaret Atwood; MaddAddam Trilogy; environmentalism; apocalypse; satire; celebrity activism; metalepsis; commodity aesthetics; storytelling;

    Abstract : This study considers the way in which Margaret Atwood’s post-apocalyptic MaddAddam Trilogy functions as an environmental project. The main focus is on how the three novels, Oryx and Crake (2003), The Year of the Flood (2009), and MaddAddam (2013), simultaneously draw on and destabilise the apocalypticism inherent in so much environmental discourse, primarily through the use of satire. READ MORE

  2. 2. Political comedy engagement : Genre work, political identity and cultural citizenship

    Author : Joanna Doona; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political comedy; audiences; satire; engagement; citizenship; cultural citizenship; genre; hybridity; identity;

    Abstract : Political comedy is a hybrid genre that mixes political news and analysis with comedy and entertainment. As it becomes more and more popular in most media forms and national contexts, researchers struggle to understand its role in relation to other types of political media, and of citizenship; in this sense, it challenges scholarly conceptualisation of political media and citizenship. READ MORE

  3. 3. This Untethered Buffoon or the Trickster in Everything

    Author : Stacey Sacks; Kristina Hagström-Ståhl; Rebecca Hilton; Karmenlara Ely; Stockholms konstnärliga högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; clowning; haunting; decolonial; vivisection of W w hiteness; privilege; mask; trickster; humour; queer; ancestry; auto-ethnography; animation; softness; sculpting; discomfort; transformation; fragility; anxiety; shitfuck; porosity; intimacy; parody; satire; buffoon; listening; entanglement; embodiment; discursivity; impressibility; character; body; clowter; sensitivity; malleability; plasticity; complicity; with-nessing; narrowcasting; absurdity; race; decomposition; hospitality; bafflement.; Performativa och mediala praktiker; med inriktning mot film och media koreografi opera scen; Performative and mediated practices; with specializations in choreography film and media opera performing arts;

    Abstract : This Untethered Buffoon or the Trickster in Everything is a documented artistic research project (Doctoral Thesis) in Performative and Mediated Practices, comprising a series of excavations and vivisections of W(w)hiteness through clowning, making and thinging. This work/play traverses the fields of critical whiteness studies, performance and clowning, visual and cultural anthropology and decolonial critique. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biblical Allusion in Three Charles Dickens Condition-of-England Novels

    Author : Yuanyuan Zhu; Åke Bergvall; Anna Swärdh; Dominic Rainsford; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; biblical allusion; Charles Dickens; Condition-of-England novels; social critique; satire; Bleak House; Hard Times; Little Dorrit; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study investigates how Charles Dickens employs biblical allusion in three Condition-of-England novels: Bleak House (1852–53), Hard Times (1854), and Little Dorrit (1855–57). Drawing on the concepts of dialogism and stratification defined by M. M. Bakhtin and rhetorical situation by Lloyd F. READ MORE

  5. 5. Phantoms of a Future Past : A Study of Contemporary Russian Anti-Utopian Novels

    Author : Mattias Ågren; Anna Ljunggren; Per-Arne Bodin; Tetsuo Mochizuki; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Russian literature; utopia; anti-utopia; dystopia; metanarrative; satire; parody; Tatyana Tolstaya; Viktor Pelevin; Vladimir Sorokin. Russia; Russian Federation; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : The aim of this dissertation is to study the evolution of the Russian anti-utopian literary genre in the new post-Soviet environment in the wake of the defunct Soviet socialist utopia. The genre has gained a renewed importance during the 2000s, and has been used variously as a means of dealing satirically with the Soviet past, of understanding the present, and of pondering possible courses into the future for the Russian Federation. READ MORE