Search for dissertations about: "ecocriticism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the word ecocriticism.

  1. 1. Text, Place and Mobility : Investigations of Outdoor Education, Ecocriticism and Environmental Meaning Making

    Author : Petra Hansson; Leif Östman; Johan Öhman; Marcia McKenzie; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Pragmatism; text analysis; environmental meaning making; outdoor education; Ecocriticism; Curriculum Studies; Didaktik;

    Abstract : The overall ambition of this thesis is to investigate the approaches taken to environmental and sustainability education in outdoor education and ecocriticism in a Swedish and in an international context, to investigate environmental meaning making and to conduce to the development of analytical methods for empirical investigations of environmental meaning making. Four objectives are formulated. READ MORE

  2. 2. Narrating Nuclear Disaster : Literary Form and Affective Modes after Chernobyl and Fukushima

    Author : Hannah Klaubert; Ansgar Nünning; Claudia Egerer; Catrin Gersdorf; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ecocriticism; nuclear disaster; Chernobyl; Fukushima; narrative; narratology; literature; Anthropocene; radioactivity; environmental humanities; energy humanities; nuclear humanities; English; engelska;

    Abstract : The major nuclear disasters of Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011) play an important role in the public perception of nuclear power, yet their social and material impacts remain scientifically debated and, thus, their meaning for the future of nuclear power production contested. Narrating Nuclear Disaster intervenes in these debates by asking what might be learned about nuclear disasters through an analysis of the formal and affective strategies employed in literary texts narrating their aftermath. READ MORE

  3. 3. Writing Worlds, Reading Landscapes: An Exploration of Settings in Fantasy

    Author : Stefan Ekman; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Robert Jordan; Steven R. Donaldson; Lisa Goldstein; Tim Powers; Patricia McKillip; China Miéville; Charles de Lint; Terry Pratchett; Robert Holdstock; Garth Nix; Charles Vess; Neil Gaiman; Steven Brust; J.R.R. Tolkien; maps in fantasy; fantasy; ecocriticism;

    Abstract : In fantasy literature, the setting is as important to the story as are characters and plot; but although many fantasy scholars have pointed this out, there is very little criticism that explores the role of the setting in fantasy. The aim of this study is to use a topofocal (place-focused) perspective to examine four aspects of the fantasy setting, including the way in which settings function in terms of their respective worlds and stories. READ MORE

  4. 4. An ecocritical reading of Ulster-Scots poetry c. 1790-1850

    Author : David Gray; Ulster University; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Ulster-Scots; Ecocriticism; Romanticism;

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  5. 5. Ecologies of the Imagination : Theorizing the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic

    Author : Per Israelson; Anders Cullhed; Marcel O'Gorman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Media theory; genre theory; media ecology; posthumanism; ecocriticism; neocybernetics; sympoiesis; ontogenesis; fantasy; the fantastic; comic books; William Blake; Alan Moore; J. R. R. Tolkien; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This book is about the participatory aesthetics of the fantastic. In it, the author argues that the definition of the fantastic presented by Tzvetan Todorov in 1970 can be used, provided it is first adapted to a media-ecological framework, to theorize the role of aesthetic participation in the creation of secondary worlds. READ MORE