Search for dissertations about: "thesis on american literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 81 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis on american literature.

  1. 1. Faces of Thoreau in American Literature

    Author : Steven Hartman; Ronald Bosco; State University of New York University at Albany Department of English; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 ; Jerome Lawrence 1915-2004 ; Robert E. Lee 1918 -1994 ; Edward Abbey 1927–1989 ; Hayden Carruth 1921–2008 ; Walden; Civil Disobedience; cultural reception; cultural appropriation; literary reenactment; literary activism; intertextuality; iconography; canonization; American literature; reception theory; reader response; nature writing; political writing; literature of protest; cultural critique; biography; hagiography; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Amos Bronson Alcott; William Ellery Channing; James Russell Lowell; Robert Louis Stevenson; Mohandas Gandhi; Henry Salt; English language; Engelska språket; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English; engelska; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Doctoral dissertation supervised by Professor Ronald A. Bosco (co-supervised by Professor Judith Johnson and Professor Judith Fetterley), Department of English, University at Albany, State University of New York. READ MORE

  2. 2. The code of Concord : Emerson's search for universal laws

    Author : Anders Hallengren; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 ; natural law; ethics; aesthetics; esthetics; politics; USA; ethics and physics; laws of nature; laws of society; laws of art; American literature; American philosophy; American history; legal philosophy; constitutional law; human rights; rule of law; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Theoretical philosophy; Teoretisk filosofi; Practical philosophy; Praktisk filosofi; Public law; Offentlig rätt; Other law; Övrig rätt; Theory of science; Vetenskapsteori; History of science and ideas; Idé- o lärdomshistoria; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap; praktisk filosofi; Practical Philosophy;

    Abstract : The purpose of this work is to detect a pattern: the concordance of Ethics and Aesthetics, Poetics and Politics in the most influential American thinker of the nineteenth century. It is an attempt to trace a basic concept of the Emersonian transcendentalist doctrine, its development, its philosophical meaning and practical implications. READ MORE

  3. 3. Building American entrepreneurs : male commercial selves and the road to success in the US 1873-1914

    Author : Björn Kjellander; Språk; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; entrepreneur; United States; narrative; literary realism; literary naturalism; Economic history; Ekonomisk historia; History of science and ideas; Idé- o lärdomshistoria; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates the origins of the American entrepreneur, what popularly has been called the self-made man. It traces the building of the self-made man as a commercial ideal self, leading to the narratives of US entrepreneurship and the road to ‘success’. READ MORE

  4. 4. Suburbia Rewritten : Masculinity and Affect in Contemporary American Literature

    Author : Ola Jönsson; Danuta Fjellestad; Helena Wahlström Henriksson; Heinz Ickstadt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Suburbia; affect; masculinity; domophobia; masculinity in crisis; separate spheres; fatherhood; Joyce Carol Oates; Rick Moody; Philip Roth; John Updike; Richard Yates; John Cheever.; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : Suburbia has made a powerful return in American literature of the past two decades. This renaissance of suburban fictional narrative bears the signum of alienated, anxious, and resentful white middle-class men in gray flannel suits that has remained since the formative postwar period of the 1950s and 1960s. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Half-Vanished Structure : Hawthorne's Allegorical Dialectics

    Author : Magnus Ullén; Brian Harding; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; Nathaniel Hawthorne; American literature; dialectics; history; aesthetics; Christianity; sexuality; the Fortunate Fall; typology; allegory; anagogy; symbolism; chiastic structure; mediation; distance; transcendence; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Invoking Coleridge’s distinction between allegory and symbol, this dissertation makes the case for allegory and symbolism as two divergent perceptual modes. Allegory, it argues, stresses the necessity of perceiving the ideal through the mediation of negation (death), while symbolism flaunts the notion that the ideal can be immediately perceived in the inef-fable realm of the emotions. READ MORE