Essays about: "LITERARY THEORY"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 110 essays containing the words LITERARY THEORY.

  1. 1. Overcoming the barriers of customary perception : Foregrounding elements in Seamus Heaney’s poem “Digging” and the potential implementation in the EFL classroom

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Niklas Wall; [2020]
    Keywords : Foregrounding; Cognitive stylistics; Heaney; EFL; Aesthetic experience education; Defamiliarisation; Linguistic and literary awareness; Upper secondary school;

    Abstract : The aim of this paper was to analyse foregrounding elements in Seamus Heaney’s poem “Digging.” The analysis shows that deviances from everyday non-literary language, i.e. foregrounding, are both likely to evoke defamiliarisation in readers and also provide readers with the likelihood of having an aesthetic experience. READ MORE

  2. 2. Vanity, Grief and Mary Musgrove : A Psychoanalytic Analysis of Jane Austen's Persuasion

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Anneli Olsson Hagman; [2020]
    Keywords : Persuasion; Jane Austen; Mary Musgrove; psychoanalytic literary theory; grief; Freud; defence-mechanisms; repression; projection; unconsious;

    Abstract : The novel Persuasion by Jane Austen stands out from her canon partly due to the explicit reflection of society’s changing view of the British nobility in the early 19th century. The shallowness and alarming lack of responsibility displayed by the Elliot family is a representation of the growing opinion of the landed gentry being useless and not fit to lead the nation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reading Drama in the EFL Classroom : An Analysis of the Potentials in Using Drama in the Swedish EFL Classroom

    University essay from Jönköping University/HLK, Ämnesforskning

    Author : Hannah Wikström; [2020]
    Keywords : EFL teaching; Drama; Feminism; Literary Theory; Top Girls;

    Abstract : This study aims to examine the potential of reading dramatic scripts in the Swedish EFL classroom, using the play Top Girls by Carol Churchill as an example. In particular, it focuses on how literary theory and different aspects of feminism can be taught through the use of the play. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Representation of Space in The House on Mango Street : A literary analysis with pedagogical implications for upper secondary students

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Lärarutbildningen

    Author : Mia Elander; [2020]
    Keywords : The House on Mango Street; Literary analysis; The Production of Space; Social Space; Henri Lefebvre.;

    Abstract : This essay explores the power dynamics embedded in the construction and perception of spatial environments in the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. With the help of Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space as a socially constructed phenomenon and practice, this essay argues that the characters’ experience and perception of spaces in the novel including the house and the street are entangled with the dominating forces related to gender, identity and patriarchy in the surrounding society. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring Theatre as a Medium for Change: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Measure for Measure in the Post #MeToo Era

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Tema Genus

    Author : Gaudi Delgado Falcón; [2020]
    Keywords : Theatre; Social Change; Social Movements; Phenomenology; Gender; Intersectionality; Feminist Theory; Power; Worlding;

    Abstract : This paper identifies the discursive practices and power mechanisms in passages of Measure for Measure where certain characters are ruled by the belief of superiority of one over all others. It examines how gender norms are constituted, reproduced, and challenged by drawing on Judith Butler’s theories on gender as a performative act to explore how meaning is reproduced dialogically. READ MORE