Search for dissertations about: "women and medieval literature"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the words women and medieval literature.

  1. 1. Pearl and Contemplative Writing

    Author : Annika Sylén-Lagerholm; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; The Cloud of Unknowing; Julian of Norwich; Margery Kempe; Richard Rolle; Walter Hilton; dream visions in literature; mysticism and literature; Thomas Aquinas and literature; Pseudo-Dionysius in England; religion and literature; literature and theology; medieval English poetry; women and medieval literature; Middle English literature; Gawain author; contemplative writers in medieval England; Pearl author; Pearl; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ; General and comparative literature; literature criticism; literary theory; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori;

    Abstract : This dissertation places Pearl in the context of works by the English fourteenth-century contemplative writers (‘mystics’), as well as of patristic and other theological treatises, focusing on the theme of comprehending and speaking about a transcendent divine dimension. The purpose is to show that Pearl and the works of Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Walter Hilton, Richard Rolle and the author of The Cloud of Unknowing share a concern with attempting to express the inexpressible. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Female Reader at the Round Table : Religion and Women in Three Contemporary Arthurian Texts

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Kristina Hildebrand; Högskolan i Halmstad.; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English language; religion; women; gender; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Mary Stewart; Stephen R. Lawhead; reader response; feminism; Arthurian; English; engelska; Engelska;

    Abstract : Stretching back at least a thousand years, Arthurian literature constitutes a vigorous and varied genre that attracts scholarly attention. In a close reading of three modern Arthurian texts, Mary Stewart’s Merlin trilogy, The Crystal Cave (1970), The Hollow Hills (1973), The Last Enchantment (1979), Marion Bradley’s The Mists of Avalon (1982), and Stephen Lawhead’s Pendragon Cycle, Taliesin (1987), Merlin (1988), Arthur (1989), Pendragon (1994), and Grail (1997), this study focuses on the intersection between two of the genre’s motifs: religion and gender. READ MORE

  3. 3. Prayer in Peasant Communities Ideals and Practices of Prayer in the Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Province of Uppsala, Sweden

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion, Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Viktor Aldrin; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; prayer; devotion; peasantry; medieval; Middle Ages; laity; Practical Theology; Church History; theology; Sweden; Finland; prayer devotion peasantry medieval Middle Ages laity Practical Theology Church History theology Sweden Finland;

    Abstract : The aim of this study has been to identify, explain and delineate praying among peasant communities in the ecclesiastical province of Uppsala, Sweden. Four aspects have been examined through the perspectives of ideals and practices, namely the standards of prayer, devotional prayer, prayer in times of need and prayer cultures. READ MORE

  4. 4. Aided Derbforgaill "The violent death of Derbforgaill" A critical edition with introduction, translation and textual notes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Engelska institutionen

    Author : Kicki Ingridsdotter; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Early Irish; Old Irish; Middle Irish; medieval Irish; aideda; death-tales; Derbforgaill; critical edition; manuscript; Tochmarc Emire; Serglige Con Culainn; medieval Irish literature; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other languages Celtic languages; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga språk Keltiska språk; Celtic Languages; keltiska språk;

    Abstract : This dissertation contains a critical edition of the early Irish tale Aided Derbforgaill “the violent death of Derbforgaill”. It includes an introduction discussing the main thematic components of the tale as well as intertextuality, transmission and manuscript relationship. READ MORE

  5. 5. The voice of the people? Supplications submitted to the Swedish Diet in the Age of Liberty, 1719–1772

    University dissertation from Umeå : Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Umeå University

    Author : Martin Almbjär; Umeå universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Age of Liberty; audit; Diet of Estates; early modern state formation; eighteenth century; institutions; national debt; parliamentary committees; petitions; political participation; public office; supplications; taxes; trade privileges; Supreme Court; welfare; historia; History;

    Abstract : This dissertation is devoted to the study of who used the formal channels of interaction in the early modern era and why. It examines the full range of the political conversation in early modern Sweden, as seen in the supplications to the Diet in the Age of Liberty (1719–1772), and more specifically the supplications submitted to the parliamentary committee tasked with handling them, the Screening Deputation. READ MORE