Essays about: "fantasy"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 135 essays containing the word fantasy.

  1. 1. Making her feel like a fairy : a study of young women engaging with selfie applications in China

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för kommunikation och medier

    Author : Yilin Yang; [2022]
    Keywords : selfie; media engagement; self-representation; the gaze; human body; audience research; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : It’s not unusual for young people these days to take and edit a selfie. With the rise of consumerist culture and the popularity of mobile Internet, nowadays selfie applications, including beauty cameras and photo-beautification applications, have become the most well-accepted products/brands among Chinese women, who have grown accustomed to showing only one exquisitely edited face in digital photos without any dirt or blemishes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Quantitative Analysis of Customizable Player Avatars in an MMORPGEnvironment

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för naturvetenskap, miljö och teknik

    Author : Mikhail Gardberg; Siri Kjerf; [2022]
    Keywords : Video Games; Representation; Hypersexuality; Fashion; Digitala spel; representation; hypersexualitet; mode;

    Abstract : Sexualization of video game characters has been noted to have real world consequences. While there are studies surrounding characters designed by video game developers, the same cannot be said for players' choice of attire. READ MORE

  3. 3. Yakuwarigo and Fantasy Characters : A Case Studyof Howl’s Moving Castle

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och lärande

    Author : Roosa Merilehto; [2022]
    Keywords : Yakuwarigo; role language; fantasy characters; Howl’s Moving Castle; fantasy translation; Japanese; characterization;

    Abstract : Yakuwarigo, or role language, is a Japanese term used to describe different typesof exaggerated spoken languages that are used in Japanese fiction. Yakuwarigo isoften assigned to a character based on, for example, the character’s personality,age, or occupation, and it can be different from how people actually speak in reallife. READ MORE

  4. 4. "No good being a witch unless you let people know" : The importance of performance in Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur (from 2013)

    Author : Maria Sköld; [2022]
    Keywords : Pratchett; Terry Pratchett; Discworld; Wyrd Sisters; performance; performativity; metafiction; parody; fantasy; theatre; Pratchett; Terry Pratchett; Skivvärlden; Häxkonster; roller; performativitet; metafiktion; parodi; fantasy; teater;

    Abstract : In this analysis of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters, I argue that performance of the witch is the most important part of witchcraft on Discworld, and, indeed, what drives the story. To underpin this position, I understand Wyrd Sisters as a work of metafiction and parody, examine witch tropes and stories on Discworld and draw parallels to the weird sisters of Shakespeare's Macbeth. READ MORE

  5. 5. Challenging Hegemonic Masculinity Through the Use of Epic Fantasy : Using The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson to analyze hegemonic masculinity and its potential for classroom appropriation.

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Viktor Jakobsson; [2022]
    Keywords : Hegemonic masculinity; masculinity; gender studies; fantasy; Way of Kings; epic fantasy; upper secondary school; classroom; teacher; gender pedagogy; the boy crisis; gender roles; mental health;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to argue that using the novel The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson to explore the concepts of gender roles, with masculinity and its hegemonic aspect at the forefront, through the fields of gender studies and gender pedagogy, will provide grounds for meaningful classroom discussions and activities in the Swedish upper secondary school by drawing parallels between the fictional society presented in the novel and our own.  Three main traits of hegemonic masculinity are analyzed and applied to the characters Kaladin, Dalinar and Jasnah, namely physical assertiveness, egocentric individualism, and domination. READ MORE