Search for dissertations about: "children literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 165 swedish dissertations containing the words children literature.

  1. 1. Childhood Without Children : Ian McEwan and the Critical Study of the Child

    Author : Katherina Dodou; Sara Danius; Jakob Lothe; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; representations of childhood in fiction; Ian McEwan; childhood studies; figuration; the British novel; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This study has a twofold ambition. First, it offers a new perspective on Ian McEwan’s works by focusing on his treatment of childhood. Second, by using McEwan’s writing as an example, it seeks to challenge the current critical preoccupation with childhood in the novel in terms solely of child characters. 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. Ways of Being Free : Authenticity and Community in Selected Works of Rushdie, Ondaatje and Okri

    Author : Adnan Mahmutovic; Paul Schreiber; Claudia Egerer; Louise Bethlehem; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; existential angst; death; freedom; authenticity; individualism; communalism; orthodoxy; heritage; community; inoperative community; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : Iconized migrant writers such as Michael Ondaatje, Salman Rushdie and Ben Okri use their fictional worlds to articulate the ways in which existential “nervous conditions,” caused by violent postcolonial history, drive individuals to rework the critical notions of freedom, authenticity and community. This existential thread in their works has been largely ignored or left undeveloped in literary criticism. 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; litteraturvetenskap; Literature;

    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. Willa Cather's children

    Author : Mona Pers; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska språket;

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