Search for dissertations about: "female characters"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words female characters.

  1. 1. "Honourable" or "Highly-sexed" Adjectival Descriptions of Male and Female Characters in Victorian and Contemporary Children's Fiction

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Hanna Andersdotter Sveen; Uppsala universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; 19th-century English; adjectives; attributive; British National Corpus; characters; children s fiction; contemporary; corpus linguistics; description; evaluative meaning; female; gender; male; part description; predicative; semantic domains; syntactic function; Victorian; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This corpus-based study examines adjectives and adjectival expressions used to describe characters in British children’s fiction. The focus is on diachronic variation, by comparing Victorian (19th-century) and contemporary (late 20th-century) children’s fiction, and on gender variation, by comparing the descriptions of female and male characters. READ MORE

  2. 2. "Bring Me My Arrows of Desire". Gender Utopia in Blake's The Four Zoas

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Magnus Ankarsjö; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Blake; gender; utopia; The four Zoas; female characters; gender interactivity; radical context; feminism; gender reunion; male-female togetherness;

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  3. 3. Portraits of women in selected novels by Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Kerstin Elert; Umeå universitet.; [1979]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Forster; E.M.; Woolf; Virginia; Victorianism; Victorian women; female characters; Bloomsbury Group; woman in history; history of woman; woman in literature; mother-daughter relationship; Engelska romaner; historia; 1900-talet; Kvinnor i litteraturen;

    Abstract : Female characters in novels by Virginia Woolf and E.M. Forster are studied in their relationships as wives, mothers, daughters and prospective brides. The novels selected are those where the writers are concerned with families dominated by Victorian ideals. READ MORE

  4. 4. Creating a Man, a Mouse or a Monster? : Masculinityas Formulated by Syrian Female Novelists through the Second Half of the 20thCentury

    University dissertation from University of Edinburgh

    Author : Lovisa Berg; Högskolan Dalarna.; [2017]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Masculinity; Syria; Female Arab Writers; Interkulturella studier; Intercultural Studies;

    Abstract : This literary study examines the formulation of masculinity in Syrian novels authored by women. The thesis covers the period between 1959 and 2000, corresponding to both the development of the female-authored novel in Syria and the creation of the modern Syrian state. READ MORE

  5. 5. Polyandry and the evolution of reproductive divergence in insects

    University dissertation from University of Edinburgh

    Author : Tina Nilsson; Umeå universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; Bruchidae; cryptic female choice; multiple mating; sexual conflict; sexually antagonistic coevolution; sexual selection; speciation; sperm competition; Tenebrionidae; Ekologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : Multiple mating by females is common in nature. Yet, the evolution and maintenance of polyandry remains a bit of an evolutionary puzzle. It was my aim in this thesis to reach a greater understanding of this phenomenon as well as to investigate the consequences of polyandry on the evolution of reproductive divergence in insects. READ MORE