Search for dissertations about: "narrativity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the word narrativity.

  1. 1. Losing the plot : architecture and narrativity in fin-de siècle media cultures

    Author : Malin Zimm; Katja Grillner; Jennifer Blommer; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Architecture; architecture theory; narrativity; virtuality; virtual reality; spatiality; plot; architectural representation; fiction; plotless; 19th century media culture; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the role of the term plot in mediating relations between architecture and narrativity. Examining organisational strategies in the creation of real and virtual spaces, it identifies literary works by novelists who have resisted, or subverted, plot conventions in fiction (Joris-Karl Huysmans, Edmond de Goncourt, Xavier de Maistre and Neal Stephenson), and introduces architectural spaces such as Thomas Edison’s film-studio Black Maria, and the plotless productions of early cinematography, to juxtapose concepts of plot and spatiality in a study of the production and consumption of pre-digital virtual spaces. READ MORE

  2. 2. Divine Suspense : On Kierkegaard's Frygt og Bæven and the Aesthetics of Suspense

    Author : Andreas Engh Seland; Tros- och livsåskådningsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Søren Kierkegaard; Fear and Trembling; Philosophy of Religion; Aesthetics; Suspense; Paradox of Suspense; Faith; Narrativity; Mikhail Bakhtin;

    Abstract : What does it mean to feel suspense? What kinds of situations give rise to the emotion? What is the connection between suspense and narrativity? And how is it that we can feel suspense upon repeat encounters with the same narrative? These questions are at the center of the first part of this study, where I develop and defend the ‘imminence theory of suspense’. Central to this theory is the claim that suspense arises in situations defined by imminence, by the fact that they are structurally incomplete but geared toward their possible future completion: in other words, situations in which something of essence is imminent. READ MORE

  3. 3. "We can make new history here" : Rituals of producing history in Swedish football clubs

    Author : Katarzyna Herd; Avdelningen för etnologi; []
    Keywords : History; Football; AIK; Djurgårdens IF; Helsingborgs IF; Malmö FF; Collective memory; ritual; myth; Ethnology; narrativity; supporters; intertextuality;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates how history is produced, what roles it plays, and what forms it takes in four Swedish football clubs – AIK, Djurgårdens IF, Helsingborgs IF and Malmö FF. The overreaching aim is to describe and analyse how history is produced and performed in football clubs, and the implications this development has for football and for the understanding of history. READ MORE

  4. 4. Preserving Impermanence : The Creation of Heritage in Vientiane, Laos

    Author : Anna Karlström; Paul Sinclair; Frands Herschend; Beverley Butler; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Vientiane; Laos; heritage; impermanence; preservation; restoration; destruction; immateriality; materiality; narrativity; Buddhism; animism; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen; arkeologi; Archaeology; kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Ethnology; etnologi; historia; History;

    Abstract : This thesis is about the heritage in Vientiane. In an attempt to go beyond a more traditional descriptive approach, the study aims at bringing forward a discussion about the definition, or rather the multiplicity of definitions, of the concept of heritage as such. READ MORE

  5. 5. Street Artivism on Athenian Walls : A cognitive semiotic analysis of metaphor and narrative in street art

    Author : Georgios Stampoulidis; Kognitiv semiotik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Greek Street Art; Urban Creativity; Cognitive Semiotics; Pheno-methodological Triangulation; Polysemiotic Communication; Multimodality; Ethnographic Research; Go-along Interview; Rhetorical Figures; Metaphor Identification Procedures; Verbal and Non-verbal Metaphor; Motivation Sedimentation Model MSM ; Narrative; Secondary Narrativity;

    Abstract : The thesis is a collection of four papers on Greek street art (specifically situated in the city of Athens) with a focus on metaphors and narratives. The overall aim guiding this thesis is to explore how street art in times of crisis can represent sociopolitical issues and in what ways these messages can be conveyed. READ MORE