Essays about: "fantastic novel"

Found 5 essays containing the words fantastic novel.

  1. 1. Consciousness as a Bridge between Worlds : The Fantastic Effects of The Third Policeman

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Ailya Waqar Zaman; [2019]
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    Abstract : Abstract This essay explores Tzvetan Todorov’s theories on the fantastic and aims to give an analytical description of the cognitive processes of the reader of Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman upon encountering story elements that appear to defy natural laws. According to Todorov, the genre of the fantastic hinges on the reader’s “hesitation” when he tries to make sense of the supernatural element(s) in context of the novel; he hesitates while trying to decide whether there is a natural explanation for these events or whether the world of the narrative has entered what may be called the realm of the imaginary, the world of the marvelous, or a(n im)possible world. READ MORE

  2. 2. THE POLITICS OF A CHILDREN’S BOOK Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Safija Zuko Turkovic; [2018-09-19]
    Keywords : Salman Rushdie; fatwa; post colonialism; totalitarianism;

    Abstract : Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a multifunctional tale, representing and arguing for, among other things, political expression, opposition to censorship and not least a movement for free speech. Disguised as a children’s book, Haroun raises many issues central for Rushdie the author after he had been censored by a fatwa issued against him as a consequence of publishing the religious satire The Satanic Verses. READ MORE

  3. 3. Structure and function of a bacterial redox sensor.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kemiska institutionen

    Author : Marwaa Ahmad; [2016]
    Keywords : Rex protein; Microscale thermophoresis MST ; dissociation constant Kd ; protein science; proteinvetenskap; Biology and Life Sciences; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Gram-positive bacteria e.g. Streptomyces coelicolor [8], Bacillus subtilis [43] and Staphylococcus aureus [40] contain a novel sensor for the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) redox balance that functions as a transcriptional repressor called Rex (redox). Rex plays a key role in regulating genes in energy metabolism. READ MORE

  4. 4. "Jess-who-wasn't-Jess" : Double Consciousness and Identity Construction in Helen Oyeyemi's The Icarus Girl

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Estetisk-filosofiska fakulteten

    Author : Åse Lundell; [2010]
    Keywords : Helen Oyeyemi; The Icarus Girl; double consciousness; identity construction; trauma; trauma theory; the fantastic; doppelganger; ghost; Nigeria; Britain; Western culture; West-African culture; Ere Ibeji cult; abiku; Icarus; ;

    Abstract : Abstract During the last decade many female writers of British decent have focused on identity construction and coming of age. These writers have been especially interested in exploring how people living in the diaspora are trying to cope with their ambivalent feelings towards their mixed cultural heritage. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Secret World of Harry Potter : The Literary Laws of Fantasy Applied to the Novels by J. K. Rowling

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för genus, kultur och historia

    Author : Robin Watts; [2007]
    Keywords : Harry Potter; Rowling; Literary Laws; fantasy; fantasy tradition; narrative; Göte Klingberg; Maria Nikolajeva; secondary world; fantastic novel;

    Abstract : My intentions with this essay has been to examine the World in which the story of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter takes place, the structure, narrative and restrictions, in order to place the suite of novels in the tradition of the Fantasy genre. READ MORE