Essays about: "LITERARY THEORY"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 99 essays containing the words LITERARY THEORY.

  1. 1. “I DON’T THINK WE’VE BEEN FORMALLY INTRODUCED?” Re-contextualising a Literary Model for First Meetings through Adaptation Theory and Fan Fiction

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Malin Brus; [2019-02-08]
    Keywords : narratology; adaptation theory; fan fiction; Jean Rousset;

    Abstract : (Re-)contextualising narratology in today’s world of rapid technological developmentand widespread access to the internet serves as the basis of this essay, which exploreswhat happens when narratology, adaptation theory and fan fiction theory intersect andinteract. It combines a surface level quantitative study with qualitative text analysis,using Rousset’s literary model from 1981 on first meetings between lovers-to-be as thenarratological reference, and the first meeting between the characters Alec Lightwoodand Magnus Bane as the text subject (using a corpus consisting of a novel, its officialfilm and TV-show adaptations, and thirty fan fictions). READ MORE

  2. 2. The process of Individuation in Willy Loman : A Jungian Archetypal Literary Analysis of the Protagonist in Arthur Miller’s Play Death of a Salesman Compared to the Classical Hero of Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Joakim Åberg; [2019]
    Keywords : Archetypal Literary Criticism; Jungian archetypes; Individuation; Willy Loman; Death of a Salesman; Odysseus; The Odyssey;

    Abstract : This study is an archetypal literary analysis of Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman and Homer’s The Odyssey. The analysis aims to demonstrate how Arthur Miller’s protagonist, Willy Loman, in Death of a Salesman demonstrates several stages of Carl Gustav Jung’s theory of the individuation process, similar to Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey. READ MORE

  3. 3. Getting out of Strange Spaces : A Reconstructive Reading of Paul Auster’s Oracle Night

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Cia Gustrén; [2019]
    Keywords : critique; deconstruction; desubjectification; estrangement; existentialism; literary theory; narratology; postmodernism; reconstruction; strange spaces; subjectivity; subjectification; thematic analysis; themes; thematic units; thematic motifs; writing;

    Abstract : As the title of this essay suggests, Paul Auster’s 2003 novel Oracle Night is studied with regard to what is here considered to be a search for a way out of estrangement. This search, as narrated from the point of view of the protagonist, is followed by a certain recognition of the limits of human existence – which may be essentially meaningless but is nevertheless portrayed as an intentional state of being, not least through the act of writing as a means of subjectification. READ MORE

  4. 4. Att gestalta fem dimensioner av natur : ett gestaltningsförslag för ökat välmående

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Klara Enekvist; [2019]
    Keywords : landskapsarkitektur; gestaltning; psykisk hälsa; grönska;

    Abstract : Hur kan man, utifrån Grahns teorier om betydelsespelrummet, skapa en gestaltning som ökar möjligheterna till förbättrad psykisk hälsa i staden Uppsala? Antalet människor med psykisk ohälsa ökar i Sverige. Patrik Grahns teori om betydelsespelrummet lade grunden för arbetet och gestaltningen. READ MORE

  5. 5. Literary Theory in Upper Secondary School : Should It Be Used Before Higher Education?

    University essay from Högskolan i Jönköping/Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation

    Author : Nazanin Alvandi; [2019]
    Keywords : literary theory; feminist criticism; Marxism; postcolonial theory; teacher attitudes; literature; teaching and learning;

    Abstract : This essay examines the use of literary theory when teaching literature before higher education. The objective isto see how and if the integration of literary theory facilitates students’ engagement with and understanding of literature. The study is conducted with the qualitative method of interviews. READ MORE