Essays about: "historical novels"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 essays containing the words historical novels.

  1. 1. “There’s More to Life ThanSitting There SimplyInterfacing” : David Foster Wallace and his Reader in a Literature afterPostmodernism

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Andrea Minucci; [2018]
    Keywords : David; Foster; Wallace; Postmodernism; Literature; Infinite; Jest; Death of the Author; media studies; image-fiction; intermediality; transmediality; narrative; theory; narratology; heteroglossia; ekphrasis;

    Abstract : David Foster Wallace felt that literature was at a historical crossroad, and thatpostmodernism had passed the point which it could still be considered a'revolutionary' cultural phenomenon. He felt that the capitalistic machinery of TVand advertisement had absorbed the postmodernist techniques of pastiche,deconstruction and rejection of a distinction between high and low culturalmodels, to a point where there was no longer a difference between reality and itsown representation. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mad or Misunderstood? A Study of the Different Portrayals of Mr. Rochester's First Wife in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Hedda Törntorp; [2018]
    Keywords : Biographical Criticism. Historical Criticism. Psychology. Madness. Post- Colonialism. 19th century literature. 20th century literature. Bertha Mason. Antoinette Cosway.; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Jane Eyre (1847), written by Charlotte Brontë, remains a classic, 170 years later. Mr. Rochester’s secret wife locked away in an attic, Bertha Mason, is the antagonist in the novel. However, in Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) written by Jean Rhys around a century later, the character has been rewritten as Antoinette Cosway. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Biafra War: Cultural Memory in two novels of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chinelo Okparanta

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Afrikanska studier

    Author : Dora Cassano; [2018]
    Keywords : Cultural Memory; Adichie; Okparanta; Biafra; Afropolitanism;

    Abstract : Recently new novels about the Biafra war have appeared, proving the ongoing impact of the Nigerian civil war on writers’ interest, and the importance of memory in our life. For all these reasons, I decided to write the present thesis on how memory function in a literary work. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Portrayal of Alcohol in The Sun Also Rises: Alcohol as Socio-Political Commentary and Measurement of Character

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Emma Ericson; [2017-06-20]
    Keywords : engelska; Ernest Hemingway; Alcohol; Prohibition Era; 1920s America; Disillusion; The Hemingway Hero; The Lost Generation; The Sun Also Rises; Paris; Expatriatism;

    Abstract : Although drinking is a central theme in most of Hemingway’s work, many scholarsargue that The Sun Also Rises might be the one of his novels in which alcohol has the biggestpresence. This essay is a contribution to the discussion about the excessive drinking in thenovel. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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