Search for dissertations about: "modernism and modernity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 12 swedish dissertations containing the words modernism and modernity.

  1. 1. The senses of modernism : Technology, perception, and modernist aesthetics

    Author : Sara Danius; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; modernism and modernity; literature and technology; literary history; cultural studies; human body in literature; visual culture; cinema studies; Thomas Mann; Marcel Proust; James Joyce; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study argues that there is a constitutive relationship between technological change and literary modernism. Moving within a historical trajectory that extends from 1880 to 1930, The Senses of Modernism proposes that high-modernist aesthetics is inseparable from a newly emergent and technologically mediated crisis of the senses. READ MORE

  2. 2. Changing the Colours of the World. Modernism and Modernity in Chinese Drama and Film, 1919-1937

    Author : Rebecka Eriksson; Kinesiska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; China; modernity; modernism; drama; film; 1920s; 1930s;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines the role of modernism and modernity in Chinese spoken drama and film during the years between the May Fourth Movement and the beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War. This influence is traced through close readings of a selection of works in different categories, underlining relevant themes and structures that are recurring in both drama and film. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder : Constructing the Fat, Female Body in American Fashion in the Age of Standardization, 1915-1930

    Author : Lauren Downing Peters; Klas Nyberg; Caroline Evans; Hazel Clark; Andrea Kollnitz; Reina Lewis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; American history; consumer culture; cultural history; design; discourse; dress history; fashion; fashion history; fashion magazines; fat; identity; Michel Foucault; modernism; modernity; plus-size; self-fashioning; technology; the body; women; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.” Drawing on a wide array of media sources, including women’s and fashion magazines, trade journals, catalogs and style guides, and employing Michel Foucault’s archaeological method, the dissertation examines the productive nature of fashion discourse in the construction and constitution of the fleshy body, or how the discourses of stoutwear brought order to the disorderly, fat, female body. READ MORE

  4. 4. Between Colonialism and Nationalism : Art, History, and Politics in James Joyce’s Ulysses

    Author : Irina Rasmussen Goloubeva; Ishrat Lindblad; Richard Brown; Emer Nolan; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : English language; James Joyce; aesthetics; modernism; negativity; the modernist Sublime; modernity; liberalism; colonialism; nationalism; dialectical criticism; Hegel; Adorno; Rose; Jameson; Žižek; Engelska;

    Abstract : Through a thorough analysis of all eighteen episodes of Ulysses, this study advances a dialectical reading of Ireland’s pre-revolutionary imagination as it unfolds in James Joyce’s novel. By tracing Joyce’s engagements with British colonialism, national romanticism and the Celtic Revival, this study views Joyce’s modernist project as a comprehensive literary response to Ireland’s changing aesthetic sensibilities, political fortunes, and social concerns. READ MORE

  5. 5. Another Modernism? Form, Content and Meanings of the New Housing Architecture of Hanoi

    Author : Hoai Anh Tran; Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Vietnam; tradition; The West; Third World; identity; modernity; modernisation; modernism; modern architecture; house design; housing architecture; Architecture; Hanoi; interior design; Arkitektur; inredningsarkitektur;

    Abstract : The study deals with the issue of how to understand and assess modern architecture in a non-Western context. Is there a non-Western modern architecture in its own right and with meanings connected to the local context or is it mere copy of Western modern architecture? At the primary level the study discusses the meanings and directions of contemporary architecture in a modernising society such as Vietnam, using a number of new private houses of Hanoi as case studies. READ MORE