Search for dissertations about: "Wallace Stevens"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words Wallace Stevens.

  1. 1. The Nothing That Is : The Structure of Consciousness in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

    Author : Daniel Andersson; Bengt Landgren; Roland Lysell; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; Wallace Stevens; Edmund Husserl; Jean-Paul Sartre; phenomenology; existentialism; thematic criticism; theme; image; modernist poetry; romantic poetry; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This is a study of the poetry of the American writer Wallace Stevens (1879-1955). Stevens’ poetry is often concerned with the relation between consciousness and world, the perceiver and the perceived. This dissertation takes the investigation of the very “structure” or “pattern” of consciousness as its main purpose. READ MORE

  2. 2. Trials of Device : Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language

    Author : Stefan Holander; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; literary theory; literature criticism; General and comparative literature; poetic prosody; metrics; rhythmic theory; Literary ethics; metaphor; modernism; Wallace Stevens; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This dissertation studies Wallace Stevens? ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated elements of his poetry such as diction, prosody and metaphor are relied on to signify or enact aesthetic closure; both in the negative terms of expressive impotence and unethical isolation and the positive ones of imaginative and linguistic change. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Distantly a part”: Wallace Stevens and the Poetics of Modernist Autonomy

    Author : Gül Bilge Han; Bo G. Ekelund; Bart Eeckhout; Lee Margaret Jenkins; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Wallace Stevens; aesthetic autonomy; modernism; poetry; social engagement; politics of aesthetics; collectivity; inaesthetics; philosophy; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the social and political dimensions of aesthetic autonomy as it is given formal expression in Wallace Stevens’s poetry of the 1930s and the early 1940s. Whereas modernist claims to autonomy are often said to rest upon an ideological assertion of art’s detachment from socio-historical concerns, I argue that, in Stevens’s work, autonomy is conceived in relational terms, which gives rise to new lines of interconnection between his poetry and its cultural situation. READ MORE