Search for dissertations about: "children’s literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 67 swedish dissertations containing the words children’s literature.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Funny Bodies, Humour and Grotesque in English Childrens´ Literature

    Author : Andrew Casson; Dieter Petzold; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; litteraturvetenskap; Literature;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a study of grotesque and transgressional humour in English children's literature. The grotesque is seen here as a liminal and ambivalent aesthetic category at the junction between two fields of tension: the fantastic and the real in one field and the comic and the horrible in the other. READ MORE

  3. 3. Narrating Humanity : Children's Literature and Global Citizenship Education

    Author : Aliona Yarova; Björn Sundmark; Zoe Jaques; Malmö universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; children’s literature; critical literacy; eco-philosophy; environmental awareness; global citizenship education; humanism; magic realism.;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to explore how children’s magic realist fiction contributes to critical Global Citizenship Education (GCE). This study argues that children’s magic realist literature can facilitate young readers’ knowledge and understanding of human rights issues and promote environmental awareness in a non-didactic manner by representing global issues from non-human perspectives. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Genre of Animal Hanky Panky? : Animal representations, anthropomorphism and interspecies relations in The Little Golden Books

    Author : Kelly Hübben; Boel Westin; Susan McHugh; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Picture book theory; literary animal studies; anthropomorphism; anthropocentrism; Little Golden Books; speciesism; Human Animal Studies; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the visual and verbal representations of animals in a selection of commercial picture books for a young readership of preschool children. The picture books selected are part of the Little Golden Book series. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dissonant Voices : Philosophy, Children's Literature, and Perfectionist Education

    Author : Viktor Johansson; Klas Roth; Nicholas C. Burbules; Martin Gustafsson; Paul Standish; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Dissonance; Philosophy; Education; Perfectionism; Children s Literature; Childhood; Cavell; Wittgenstein; pedagogik med inriktning mot utbildningsvetenskap; Educational Science;

    Abstract : Dissonant Voices has a twofold aspiration. First, it is a philosophical treatment of everyday pedagogical interactions between children and their elders, between teachers and pupils. READ MORE