Essays about: "New Historicism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 essays containing the words New Historicism.

  1. 1. The Poet as Hero : A Study of the Clash Between the Hero and the First World War in British Trench Poetry, and Its Use in the Swedish School System Within the Subject of English.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Carl Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : The Great War; The First World War; First World War Poetry; The hero in the First World War; Siegfried Sassoon; Wilfred Owen; Rupert Brooke; Trench Poetry; Poetry; First World War poetry in the Swedish education system; Heroes; Heroism; The hero in poetry; The hero as weapon; New Historicism; Critical Literature Pedagogy.;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the clash between the hero and the First World War in the works of Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. It explores the impact on their poetry and attitude towards the concept of the hero as it applied to them as people and poets. READ MORE

  2. 2. Brave New World : Blind Perception of the Early 20th Century

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur

    Author : Sebastian Kylin; [2018]
    Keywords : New Historicism; Satire; 20th Century Britain; Discourse;

    Abstract : Huxley’s Brave New World portrays a futuristic hyperbole of mankind’s future as a result of technological advancements. From a New Historical perspective, this essay examines how BNW satirizes contemporary society by satire where the audience is both a part of the problem and solution. READ MORE

  3. 3. It's a Matter of Perspective: History, Fiction and Narrative in ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ by Philippa Gregory

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Emma Lundholm; [2017]
    Keywords : Philippa Gregory; ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’; History and Fiction; Narratology; New Historicism; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This essay explores the relationship between ‘history’ and ‘fiction’ in Philippa Gregory’s historical novel The Other Boleyn Girl (2001). Taking a broadly New Historicist approach to that relationship, the essay examines how the fictional aspects of Gregory’s text are handled in relation to historical ‘fact’, how Gregory’s story illustrates the ways in which an historical novel can be used to address contemporary concerns, and how the choice of narrator plays a key role in both respects. READ MORE

  4. 4. Historical Fiction in EFL Education

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Utbildningsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Ebba Säre; [2017]
    Keywords : Historical fiction; fundamental values; human rights; interdisciplinary work; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The aim of this essay is to analyze the contemporary historical fictional novel The Book Thief (2005) by Markus Zusak through the perspective of New Historicism. The investigation seeks to investigate if this particular novel can be used in English education in a Swedish upper secondary school to promote learning and discussion of human rights, values and democracy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tracy Chevalier’s Falling Angels in the EFL classroom: a study on the use of historical fiction in the language learning context

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Utbildningsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Melissa Ferreira Dos Santos; [2016]
    Keywords : historical novel; Falling Angels; EFL; new historicism; historical and cultural awareness; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This investigation will analyze how the genre historical fiction, more specifically the novel Falling Angels (2001) written by Tracy Chevalier, can be used in the EFL (English as Foreign Language) classroom in upper secondary school in Sweden. It will argue that the different themes approached by the novel are interesting points of departure to be used in the classroom for both language learning and personal development, according to the requirements of the Swedish National Agency for Education. READ MORE