Essays about: "fiction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 453 essays containing the word fiction.

  1. 1. Gender Indeterminacy in English to French Translation: Case Study of Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Caroline Grand-Clement; [2023-03-17]
    Keywords : Leslie Feinberg; Stone Butch Blues; gender indeterminacy; English to French translation; queer literature; grammatical gender; gender agreement;

    Abstract : This essay explores how characters’ gender indeterminacy in English fiction texts can be translated into French, and which translation choices are available to achieve its preservation. The translation of Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues by Hystériques & AssociéEs is made the focus of this essay, as the gendering in French of the main character, Jess, is examined. READ MORE

  2. 2. It’s no laughing matter! The changing use of the semicolon and its application in various genres

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Magnus Boström; [2023]
    Keywords : punctuation; semicolon; linguistics; prescriptivism; grammar; syntax; prosody;

    Abstract : The function of the semicolon has changed considerably since the 15th century, from primarily indicating the length of a pause, to providing syntactic information. According to prescriptive grammar, the semicolon is used to join independent clauses and to avoid complexity by separating items in a list. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reading motivation and interests, as well as choices regarding English-language fiction at upper-secondary school

    University essay from Mälardalens universitet/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Ida Friström; [2023]
    Keywords : Motivation; literature; reading motivation; upper-secondary school; Sweden; English as a second language; qualitative study; teachers;

    Abstract : This qualitative study investigates the reasons behind three upper-secondary English teachers’ choices regarding suitable fiction for their students, how they engage students in reading, and what they think motivates students to read. It also investigates eight students’ motivation toward reading. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Virtues of a Hero : Virtue Ethics and the Divine in Star Wars and Warhammer 40,000

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Teologiska institutionen

    Author : David Seger; [2023]
    Keywords : Star War; Warhammer 40; 000; virtue ethics; the divine; Aristotelian virtue ethics; Nietzschean virtue ethics; minimal theism; classical theism; panentheism; pantheism;

    Abstract : This thesis examines how ethics and various conceptualizations of the divine are explored and expressed in contemporary fiction, and in this particular case, in Star Wars and Warhammer 40,000. It is meant to highlight the philosophical underpinnings within these works, and to discuss how readers and consumers of such fiction and media may be affected in their views regarding religiosity and ethics. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Mother’S Complex Character In Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Tove Welander; [2023]
    Keywords : feminist fiction; characterisation; Jeanette Winterson; gender norms; heterosexual norms; patriarchal structures.;

    Abstract : Jeanette Winterson’s debut novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is regarded as an epitome of feminist fiction. The novel centres around Jeanette, a young homosexual girl, and her mother Louie who does not accept her daughter’s sexuality. READ MORE