Essays about: "ESSAY"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 2921 essays containing the word ESSAY.

  1. 1. CROSSING BORDERS: A Study of Transnational Living in Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go (2014) and No Violet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names (2014)

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Ingegerd Stenport; [2019-10-22]
    Keywords : Taye Selasi; No Violet Bulawayo; Sara Ahmed; Afropoitanism;

    Abstract : Abstract: A number of authors of African descent published ‘Afropolitan’ novels around the year 2010. Several of these diaspora novels dominated the literary scene and caused intense debates about the contested concept of Afropolitanism. The authors Taye Selasi and No Violet Bulawayo challenge colonial images of Africa in their writing. READ MORE

  2. 2. What can cooperation in the Black Sea Region teach us about Securitization Theory

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Alex Tanchev; [2019-09-26]
    Keywords : securitization; collective action; realism; Turkey; NATO; Russia; European Union; international cooperation; low-trust system; Black Sea Region; Eurasianism; Neo-Osmanism; soft power;

    Abstract : As a relatively new theoretical framework, Securitization Theory has been criticized for its descriptive, rather than explanatory, nature, lack of unified methodology and its limited transferability. By using the Black Sea Region as an empirical example, I offer a new perspective on the merits of Securitization Theory–namely that it should be seen as a step towards an integrated multidisciplinary approach that allows for a dialogue between different theoretical schools. READ MORE

  3. 3. MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE TRAUMAS OF APARTHEID A Psychoanalytical Reading of Zoë Wicomb’s Playing in the Light

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Nansi Soulakeli Johansson; [2019-09-10]
    Keywords : Wicomb; Mental Illness; Psychoanalysis; Trauma;

    Abstract : Zoë Wicomb’s novel Playing in the Light (2006) critically examines the perilous times of apartheid in South Africa through the condition of play-whites. This thesis particularly focuses on the psychological unrest and traumatic experiences of two characters – Marion Campbell, and her mother, Helen Charles – whose disarrayed mental state is believed to be emblematic of the destructive ramifications of apartheid and the play-white act on the human psyche. READ MORE

  4. 4. “I DO NOT WRITE MERE WORDS. I WRITE OF HUMAN FLESH AND BLOOD” An Intersectional Approach to Identity in Agnes Smedley’s Autobiographical Novel Daughter of Earth

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Zdravka Katinic; [2019-09-04]
    Keywords : Agnes Smedley; intersectionality; identity; gender;

    Abstract : This essay analyzes Agnes Smedley’s autobiographical novel Daughter of Earth (1929) from an intersectional perspective. The purpose is to concentrate on the novel itself, Smedley’s alter ego Marie Rogers, and the different aspects that govern the construction of her identity. READ MORE

  5. 5. RUSSIA VERSUS “HITLER-GERMANY” AND “GAY-WEST”. Cultural History and Political Technology in Defence of a Besieged Fortress

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Tuomas Taavila; [2019-09-04]
    Keywords : ryska; SIK; Russia; national idea; Critical Discourse Analysis; cultural history; state-propaganda; besieged fortress; West; Great Patriotic War; othering;

    Abstract : Against the background of deteriorated relations between Russia and the West,this study conducts a Critical Discourse Analysis on the Russian nation-buildingproject, facilitated by official rhetoric and state-controlled television. The essaystarts with an examination of the cultural roots of a Russian ‘national idea’ andshows how these are present in today’s context. READ MORE