Search for dissertations about: "the abject"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words the abject.

  1. 1. Tomboys, Belles, and Other Ladies : The Female Body-Subject in Selected Works by Katherine Anne Porter and Carson McCullers

    Author : Ellen Matlok-Ziemann; Rolf Lundén; Sharon Monteith; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Katherine Anne Porter; Carson McCullers; Simone de Beauvoir; Maurice Merleau-Ponty; “Miranda stories”; “The Princess”; The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter; The Member of the Wedding; The Ballad of the Sad Café; female body-subject; subjectivity; reciprocal relationship; “being-in-the-world”; “becoming”; habituality; pathology; mimicry; performance; the abject; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study investigates how the Southern writers Katherine Anne Porter and Carson McCullers negotiate the process of becoming a woman in their texts and expose and ridicule the artificiality of that category. Focusing on a selection of Porter’s “Miranda stories” (published between 1935 and 1941) and “The Princess” (1993) and McCullers’s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), The Member of the Wedding (1946), and The Ballad of the Sad Café (1943), I argue that both writers voice their protest against patriarchal society that forecloses women’s assumption of subjectivity. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Horror-Storied Prison : A Narrative Study of Prison as an Abject and Uncanny Institution

    Author : Tea Fredriksson; Magnus Hörnqvist; Ingrid Lander; Michael Fiddler; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Abject; Uncanny; Haunting; Monstrous-feminine; Prison Studies; Narrative Criminology; kriminologi; Criminology;

    Abstract : In terms of time as well as in terms of depth, prison is a storied institution. Many-layered tales have been told about it since its inception. A prominent theme of these stories is how they configure belonging and otherness through horror-iconography. READ MORE

  3. 3. From Her Point of View : Woman's Anti-World in the Poetry of Anna Świrszczyńska

    Author : Renata Ingbrant; Leonard Neuger; Ebba Witt-Brattström; Ewa Kraskowska; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; the grotesque; ekphrastic poetry; the Warsaw Uprising; poetry of witness; the city lament; studium and punctum; the abject abjection; body-soul dualism; Świrszczyńska Swir; Miłosz; Slavic languages; Slaviska språk; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : This book is a monograph about Anna Świrszczyńska’s poetry. It may be described as one woman’s attempt to read another woman’s literary work by taking into account established canons as well as the tools of feminist literary analysis. Part One begins with a discussion of Świrszczyńska’s biography (Chapter One). READ MORE

  4. 4. "Frightened by a Word" : Shirley Jackson and Lesbian Gothic

    Author : Colin Haines; Rolf Lundén; Edward Ingebretsen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : English language; Shirley Jackson; Hangsaman; The Haunting of Hill House; We Have Always Lived in the Castle; lesbian Gothic ; queer theory; Judith Butler; subjectivity; performativity; parody; the abject; compulsory heterosexuality ; ideology; Louis Althusser; psychoanalysis; Sigmund Freud; Julia Kristeva; Engelska; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study examines representations and configurations of lesbianism in literary narrative and, in particular, three novels by American author Shirley Jackson (1916-1965). As recent scholarly work has demonstrated, representations of sexuality between women in literature tend toward the ghostly, the Gothic. READ MORE

  5. 5. The body in pain and pleasure : an ethnography of mixed martial arts

    Author : Magnus Stenius; Marianne Liliequist; Håkan Berglund-Lake; Orvar Löfgren; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; MMA; Violence; Embodiment; UFC; Gender; Masculinity; Pain; Flow; Ethnography; Ethnology; etnologi;

    Abstract : Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a sport on the rise within the field of martial arts in which competitors fight in a cage and utilize full-contact movements using their fists, elbows, and knees as well as kicks, other strikes, and submission techniques to defeat their opponents. MMA has become a modern social movement in combat sports that has become globalized in a short time and is the fastest growing sport in the world. READ MORE