Search for dissertations about: "twentieth-century literature"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 swedish dissertations containing the words twentieth-century literature.

  1. 1. In Between Cultures : Franco-American Encounters in the Work of Edith Wharton

    Author : Maria Strääf; Lars-Håkan Svensson; Kerstin W. Shands; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; American literature; capital; economic; cultural; social and symbolic; cultural encounter; Edith Wharton; hybridity; in-betweenness; mimicry; narratology; nineteenth-century literature; twentieth-century literature; otherness; women’s literature; Amerikansk litteratur; Edith Wharton; hybriditet; in-betweenness mellanskap ; kapital: ekonomiskt; kulturellt; socialt and symboliskt; kulturmöte; kvinnolitteratur; 1800-tals litteratur; 1900-tals litteratur; mimicry; narratologi; otherness ”den andre” ; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis is a study of how the American author Edith Wharton (1862-1937) in a number of novels and short stories written between 1876 and 1937 depicts cultural encounters between Americans and Europeans, mostly Frenchmen. Chiefly concerned with Fast and Loose, “The Last Asset”, Madame de Treymes, “Les Metteurs en Scène”, The Custom of the Country and The Age of Innocence, each of which articulates ideas relevant to the theme investigated, the thesis also contains a supplementary discussion of The Reef, The Glimpses of the Moon, The Mother’s Recompense and The Buccaneers. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Double Aspect : Gerald Murnane's Visual Poetics

    Author : Piia K Posti; Ishrat Lindblad; Martin Leer; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Australian twentieth-century fiction; the double aspect; Cartesian perspectivalism ; vision; visuality; visual poetics; exile; landscape; woman; gaze; Gerald Murnane; English literature; Engelsk litteratur; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap; “Cartesian perspectivalism”; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : With its abundance of maps, place names, and landscapes, and with titles like Inland and Landscape with Landscape, Gerald Murnane's fiction exemplifies the dominance of land in Australian literature. Yet, Murnane's fiction differs from most "landscape fiction" in that it depicts an Australia that despite its history of exploration has not yet been fully discovered. READ MORE

  3. 3. Defining moments : a cultural biography of Jane Eyre

    Author : Philip Grey; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Literature; identity; production; representation; regulation; consumption; circuit of culture; discourse; publishing; biography; canonization; adaptation; education; moral panic; criticism; Charlotte Brontë; Victorian literature; National Curriculum; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis examines the ways in which various practices, such as novel-writing, publishing, book-reviewing, reading for pleasure, adaptation and studying English literature, have produced Jane Eyre’s complex cultural profile. The organizing principle of the study is Paul du Gay, Stuart Hall et al’s ‘circuit of culture’, which identifies five key processes or ‘moments’ as being productive of the meanings that a cultural artefact or text comes to possess. READ MORE

  4. 4. Conflicted Selves : Ironic Representations of Westernization in Three Twentieth-century Turkish Novels

    Author : Gunvald Ims; László Károly; Laurent Mignon; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Turkish literature; novel; irony; discourse of westernization; postmodernism; first-person narration; Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; The Time Regulation Institute; Adalet Ağaoğlu; Lying Down to Die; Orhan Pamuk; The New Life; Turkisk litteratur; roman; ironi; förvästligande; västerniseringsdiskurs; postmodernism; förstapersonsberättelse; Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; Institutet för tidsinställning; Adalet Ağaoğlu; Att lägga sig och dö; Orhan Pamuk; Det nya livet; Türk edebiyatı; roman; ironi; Batılılaşma söylemi; postmodernizm; birinci şahıs anlatımı; Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü; Adalet Ağaoğlu; Ölmeye Yatmak; Orhan Pamuk; Yeni Hayat; Tyrkisk litteratur; roman; ironi; vestleggjeringsdiskurs; postmodernisme; førstepersonforteljing; Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; Institutt for justering av tidene; Adalet Ağaoğlu; Å leggje seg og døy; Orhan Pamuk; Det nye livet; Turkic languages; Turkiska språk; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : For over a century, a dichotomous East–West debate has influenced conceptions of Turkish literature, threatening to reduce single works to products of westernization. This study critically reviews this discourse by investigating how it is addressed through irony in three novels from a period of forty years of the late 20th century: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü (The Time Regulation Institute, 1961), Adalet Ağaoğlu’s Ölmeye Yatmak (Lying Down To Die, 1973), and Orhan Pamuk’s Yeni Hayat (The New Life, 1994). READ MORE

  5. 5. Dis-placed Desires : Space and Sexuality in South African Literature

    Author : Sanja Nivesjö; Stefan Helgesson; Ann-Sofie Lönngren; Ingo Berensmeyer; Andrew van der Vlies; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sexuality; space; place; queer theory; Sara Ahmed; Lefebvre; Foucault; South African literature; South Africa; Olive Schreiner; R. R. R. Dhlomo; Nadine Gordimer; J. M. Coetzee; Bessie Head; Phaswane Mpe; Damon Galgut; English; engelska; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study provides a diachronic view of the interweaving of space and sexuality, their interdependency and mutually constitutive aspects, in seven South African English language novels from the early twentieth century until the first decade of the twenty-first century. A key contention is that it is precisely a co-constitutive depiction of space and sexuality that has arisen in this literature as a response to a socio-political climate which has exercised harsh regulation in these two areas. READ MORE