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  • 51.
    Bartram, Lorna
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Literature.
    Flanörens känsliga universum: En analys av Sigfrid Siwertz’ En flanör2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats analyserar det litterära temat känslighet i Sigfrid Siwertz’ roman En flanör. Begreppet känslighet definieras i relation till perceptioner och känslor och därefter belyses känslighetens uttrycksformer tematiskt i en närläsning av romanen. Analysen relaterar vidare till andra valda litterära gestaltningar, som kan sättas i sammanhang med verket. Speciellt fokus läggs vid att kontextualisera känsligheten med hjälp av litterära såväl som filosofiska jämförelsepunkter. Uppsatsen argumenterar för att känsligheten fungerar som en central narrativ drivkraft och samtidigt som en funktion som upplöser det ”flanörideal” som inledningsvis gestaltas hos huvudpersonen Torsten Gjörloff. Detta mynnar ut i ett intressant motiv där ”hyperkänslighet” måste överfinnas för att det ska vara möjligt att relatera till och sympatisera med andra människor. För att belysa detta tema på djupet lånar denna uppsats in begrepp från Henri Bergson vars filosofi influerade Siwertz, och genom denna explikation blir känsligheten och överskridandet av den möjlig att begripa på ett nytt sätt. Uppsatsen avslutas med en reflektion över hur känsligheten kan relateras till vår samtid.

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  • 52.
    Begovic, Naida
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    In Pursuit of “Never Again”: A Philological Study of the Functional Possibilities of the Memoir in Post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is based on a critical revision of the Scholars’ Initiative, a ten-year research project conducted by Charles Ingrao whose goal was to confront the controversies in former Yugoslav societies by creating a common, non-custom-made narrative of Balkan history. More specifically, this essay focuses on the revision of the scope, and methodology of the project. The former is limited to Bosnia and Herzegovina, whereas the latter includes the predominant use, and study of memoirs in the making of a common, transethnic narrative of the genocide. The goal with this revision is to highlight Ingrao’s partake in a century long tradition of suppressing Bosniak prosperity in Balkan societies, which has resulted in a scarcity of Bosniak literature. Ultimately, this essay focuses on the witness literature, which was produced in the aftermath of the genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992-1995. More specifically, this essay uses Kemal Kurspahić’s As Long As Sarajevo Exists (1997), Wounded I Am More Awake (2012) by Esad Boškailo, and The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile, and Return (2014) by Kenan Trebinčević as springboards in arguing for the functional possibilities of the memoir genre in the creating of a common, transethnic narrative in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. To claim for the historiographical validity of the memoir, the impossibility of the singular narrative, and the poetic of responsibility, this essay makes use of Jacques Derrida’s Sovereignties in Question: The Poetics of Paul Celan. This essay also makes use of Gregory H. Stanton’s Ten Stages of Genocide as a way to demonstrate a model by which the common, transethnic narrative can be studied, and further explored. The ultimate goal with the critical study of Stanton’s stages is to qualify the memoir genre as an official genre of genocide research in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina.

     

    Keywords: Common, transethnic narrative; post-war Bosnia; genocide; testimony; history

  • 53.
    Belak, Julija Robyn
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    "This Ghastly Age": The Tragic Fall In Waugh's Brideshead Revisited As A Response To Modernity2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I have examined Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited by reading it as a tragedy and looking at the motif of the tragic fall of the Marchmain family as a response to the challenges of modernity. Most academic works on Brideshead Revisited are religious readings that focus on the role of Catholicism in the narrative. I argue that the novel portrays modernity and as such, calls for the necessity of being able to change with the times. Approaching the narrative as a tragedy highlights this interpretation and allows for an exploration of the characters’ attitudes to modernity through their tragic fall.

    I have investigated the role and implications of tragedy in modern secular times and applied it to Brideshead Revisited, focusing on the Aristotelian theory of tragedy and employing Schopenhauer’s and Nietzsche’s understanding of tragic action to explain the effect of the tragic fall on the spectator or reader. The Marchmains can be seen as Aristotelian tragic heroes that experience a fall due to their mistaken views that are founded on tradition and thus distance them from the modern world. The fall of the Marchmains and the looming disintegration of their social stratum are indicative of broader social change in interwar. For Charles Ryder, the narrator of Brideshead Revisited, the Marchmains’ tragic fall serves as a tool that allows him to see life from a different perspective and reconcile nostalgia and modernity. Brideshead Revisited is therefore not only a Catholic novel, but also a detailed image of interwar England, the shifts in its social structure, and the importance of accepting change.

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  • 54.
    Belmar Shagulian, Jasmin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    El mito de la Quintrala: Estructuras simbólicas en dos novelas de Gustavo Frías2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this comparative study is to analyse La Quintrala’s myth as a symbolic discourse, thereby filling a gap in the previous studies about La Quintrala.

    The theoretical and methodological framework of this analysis consists of a hermeneutical approach based on the method of figurative structuralism: mythocriticism. This is a dual classification method of symbols: Diurnal and Nocturnal Orders that expose the symbolic structures formed by symbols and archetypes found in mythemes in a compilation of corpora. The first one is Gustavo Frías’ novels Tres Nombres para Catalina: Catrala (2008) and Tres nombres para Catalina: la doña de Campofrío (2008); the second is a historic essay (hypotext), Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna’s Los Lisperguer y la Quintrala (1944), and four novels: Magdalena Petit’s (2009) La Quintrala, Mercedes Valdivieso’s (1991) Maldita yo entre las Mujeres, Virginia Vidal’s (2002) Oro, veneno y puñal, and Gustavo Frías’ El Inquisidor (2008).

    Mythocriticism is employed in the analysis to show what the mythical structure of the hero’s journey (Separation, Initiation, Return) reveal. Such journey is combined structurally with the Mother archetype (White, Red and Black Goddess), the intrinsic archetype of La Quintrala’s myth. The heroic structure unveils its own mythemes, La Quintrala’s and the first corpus’s mytheme through the diachronic and synchronic flow of the hero’s journey. This method permits to identify and compare the progression of the symbolic structures.

    The analysis demonstrates a transformation of the symbolic structures between both corpora. This survey reveals that Vicuña Mackenna and Petit, and partially Vidal and El Inquisidor, exhibit an inclination to the diurnal symbols that strengthen, through a heterodiegetic narrator, the representations of the witch-femme fatale, counteractive attributes of the Red and Black Goddesses in the myth. Valdivieso, on the other hand, shows a propensity to the nocturnal symbols of inversion and intimacy that emphasize the Red Goddess’ features, though the novel also exposes La Quintrala as a witch-femme fatale. This exposure occurs through the use of both an autodiegetic narrator –La Quintrala– and a heterodiegetic one –the hypotext embodied in the popular voice– that appear to contrast each other. Finally, in Tres Nombres para Catalina, La Quintrala as the autodiegetic narrator dominates the whole story. She personifies the Great Goddess archetype who bestows her new positive attributes during the adventure. This novel assumes primordially the nocturnal symbolism incarnated by both the mystical and the synthetical structures and relegates the diurnal discourse of the hypotext to a secondary position in the narrative. Nonetheless, Tres Nombres para Catalina’s narrative still relies on the hypotext to reproduce and reconstruct all the mythemes in the myth of La Quintrala.

    Conclusively, the results of this analysis indicate that the identification of all the mythemes supports the hypothesis of a transformation in the symbolic structures which characterize La Quintrala in both corpora. This reveals the embodiment of Tres Nombres para Catalina’s own mytheme, consisting of a vindication and a recognition to her indigenous heritage, and the acceptance of her mestizaje. As a consequence, Tres nombres para Catalina, in comparison to the second corpus, diverges and expands the symbolic structures, but still shows a continuity of the myth.

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  • 55.
    Belov, Andrey
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    Unsubstantial Territories: Nomadic Subjectivity as Criticism of Psychoanalysis in Virginia Woolf's The Waves2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay looks at subjectivity in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves employing a psychoanalytic approach and using the theories of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Woolf’s relation to the theories of her contemporary Sigmund Freud was unclear. Psychoanalytic scholarship on Woolf’s writings, nevertheless, established itself in 1980’s as a dominant scholarly topic and has been growing since. However, the rigidity and medicalizing discourse of psychoanalysis make it poorly compatible with Woolf’s feminist, anti-individualist writing. This essay is a reading of The Waves, in which psychoanalytic theory is infused with a Deleuzo-Guattarian approach. The theories of psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, and especially his concept of the Other, together with Rosi Braidotti’s concept of nomadic subjectivity, are used as relevant tools for thinking about subjectivity in the context of The Waves. The resultant reading is a criticism of psychoanalysis. In this reading, two characters are looked at in detail: Percival and Bernard. Percival emerges as the Lacanian Other, who, situated at the central nexus of power, symbolises the tyrannies of individuality and masculinity. Simultaneously, Percival is detached from the metaphysical world of the novel. His death marks a shift from oppressive individuality towards nomadic subjectivity. For Bernard, nomadic subjectivity is a flight from the dead and stagnating centre towards periphery, where new ethics can be negotiated. The essay concludes with the implications of such reading: the affirmation of nomadic subjectivity makes the Deleuzo-Guattarian approach more relevant in the context of Woolf, whereas psychoanalytic striving towards structure, dualism, and focus on pathology are rejected as incompatible with her texts.

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  • 56.
    Berg, Fanny
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    The Haunting of Hill House: The Heterosexual Horror of the Home2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The female gothic as a genre, with its emergence in the 19th century, has a history of critiquing women’s place in the domestic sphere by showcasing the horrors of the home. When The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was first published in 1959, it did so with both this historical genre background, as well as with a resurgence of traditional gender roles as an ideal. With the help of this context, this paper will do a queer reading of Jackson’s novel, highlighting the main character Eleanor’s queer longing for her friend Theodora. It will furthermore take into consideration Eleanor’s gender and the restrictions put on it during the time, especially concerning heteronormativity. To closer examine the relation between Eleanor and her desires, Hill House as a force will be analyzed. Although previous scholars have differing conclusions regarding Hill House, the most common one is Hill House as a patriarchal presence. However, Eleanor is also shown to be merging with Hill House during the narrative. To be able to combine these readings, as well as a queer reading, Sandra Lee Bartky’s reworking of Michel Foucault’s theories of internalization and self-surveillance will be used. This results in a queer reading of the novel where Hill House reflects Eleanor’s patriarchal internalization and acts as a self-surveilling force, disciplining her queer desires and finally resulting in her suicide. Ultimately, this essay argues that the character of Eleanor in The Haunting of Hill House has internalized patriarchal oppression and acts out disciplinary acts onto her own gender and sexuality through Hill House itself, which results in an overall textual critique of heteronormative ideals.

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  • 57.
    Bergman, Felix
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.
    Genväg för den late, eller full av oanade möjligheter?: En studie om attityder till och användning av ljudböcker i en svensk gymnasieskola2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Användningen av ljudböcker har ökat explosionsartat det senaste decenniet. Tack vare mobila enheter med hög lagringskapacitet och ständig uppkoppling till snabbt och stabilt internet kan man nu lyssna på ljudböcker var och när man vill. Vissa menar att ljudbokens mobilitet för med sig möjligheter till litteratur anpassad efter situation och geografisk plats. Andra ser ljudböcker som ett hot mot den traditionella boken och hävdar att den inte kan bidra till samma litterära upplevelse då man lätt blir distraherad och har svårare att minnas det man lyssnat på jämfört med vad man har läst. Det som få undersöker är ljudbokens potentiella applikation i skolan. Utifrån Hayles teori om djup- och hyperuppmärksamhet undersöker denna uppsats attityder till ljudböcker i skolan. Fokus ligger främst på undervisningen i svenska på gymnasial nivå. 81 gymnasielever har fått svara på en enkät och fyra anställda vid samma gymnasieskola, tre svensklärare och en skolbibliotekarie, har intervjuats för att kartlägga vilka attityder som finns och i vilken utsträckning ljudböcker används. Av svaren framkommer det att ungefär hälften av eleverna inte aktivt ägnar sig åt litteratur på fritiden. Ljudboksanvändandet var ännu sällsyntare, men många önskar att ljudböcker användes i undervisningen. Lärarna varnar dock för att många elever troligen ser ljudböcker som en mindre ansträngande väg att göra klart litteraturläxan och att det finns belägg för att de som lyssnar inte lär sig lika bra som de som läser. Lärarna använder inte själva ljudböcker och tycker att även elever med lässvårigheter borde fokusera mer på att träna läsförmågan än att välja den lätta vägen och lyssna. Slutsatsen blir således att ljudboken i dagens läge inte har någon tydlig plats i svenskundervisningen på gymnasiet.

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  • 58.
    Bergman, Lena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Я щас урою это чмо: Особенности перевода художественной литературы, содержащей лексическисниженную разговорную речь, на примере криминального романа Йенса Лапидуса«Шальные деньги»2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to determine the translator's strategies when creating a pragmaticallyadequate translation. The subject of the study was the analysis of the translation of colloquialand profane language in the novel of the Swedish writer Jens Lapidus ("Snabba cash") inRussian. A comparative study of the source text and the translated text was the main methodof investigation. The analyzed material is a continuous sample of colloquial expressions andprofanities from the first fifth of the translated version of the novel. Colloquial expressions areused in the speech of the characters of the novel to convey their social belonging, as well astheir emotional and psychological state, which in turn gives the original text a certainemotional coloration. The most acute problems a translator faces arise in translation ofpragmatically colored linguistic units, including those that lack an equivalent in the targetlanguage. The translator managed to keep the spirit of the modern criminal novel in a newcultural environment. The results indicate that the translator's basic strategies weretranslational transformations, compensations, in translation of idiomatic expressions, as wellas the preservation of the high expressiveness in the translation through active use of criminalargot, exclamations and Russian vernacular. The study adds information to the field oftranslation theory and comparative linguistics, and may also be of interest to practicingtranslators of fiction.

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  • 59.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Courtliness, Nobility, and Emotional Restraint in the First Old Swedish Translated Romances: on Herr Ivan and Flores och Blanzeflor2017In: Beyond the Piraeus Lion: East Norse Studies from Venice / [ed] Jonathan Adams, Massimiliano Bampi, Copenhagen/Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2017, p. 189-212Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    De första riddarromanerna som översattes till fornsvenska, Herr Ivan (1303) och Flores och Blanzeflor (1312), utgör i denna artikel exempel på hur två medeltida översättningar omformulerar känslor och beskrivningar av verbala och fysiska känslomässiga uttryck. De litterära gestalternas emotionella tillstånd presenteras som etiska dilemman, men de svenska översättningarna understryker också deras effekter på den sociala och politiska ordningen. Felaktiga känslor och inte minst omåttliga känslouttryck var problematiska för den politiska eliten. Den svenska 1300-talsaristokratin behövde en litteratur som kunde lansera höviska uppförandekoder, som spred idén om att den som fötts med ädelt blod var mer behärskad, rationell och därmed lämplig att styra riket. I artikeln diskuteras hur översättningarnas funktioner relaterar till olika strata inom den svenska aristokratin och dessas möjliga varierande reception av texterna.

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  • 60.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Debating the Limitations of Kingship in Fourteenth-Century Sweden: Political Language and Norms in Romance and Chronicle2015In: The Eufemiavisor and Courtly Culture: Time, Texts and Cultural Transfer: Papers from a symposium in Stockholm 11-13 October 2012 / [ed] Olle Ferm, Ingela Hedström, Sofia Lodén, Jonatan Pettersson & Mia Åkestam, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2015, p. 67-85Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 61.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Den medeltida riddaren som intertextuellt fenomen: Om hjältekonstruktioner i Eufemiavisorna och Erikskrönikan2012In: Hjältar och Hjältinnor: Föreställningar och gestaltningar från Eufemiavisorna till Gösta Berlings saga / [ed] Therése Andersson, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2012, 1, p. 41-73Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Riddarromaner och historiska krönikor är området för Kim Bergqvists artikel "Den medeltida riddaren som intertextuellt fenomen: Om hjältekonstruktioner i Eufemiavisorna och Erikskrönikan." I artikeln studerar Bergqvist görandet av hjältar genom analyser av föreställningar om och gestaltningar av medeltida riddare, så som de framställs i ovanstående narrativ från 1300-talet. Bergqvist menar att dessa, mer eller mindre, fiktiva hjältegestaltningar, förhandlade i en samtida nationell, sociohistorisk kontext, utgjorde ett medel i den aristokratiska gruppens identitetsskapande och som sådan verkade normerande för tidsperiodens uppfattningar om idealiserad manlighet och kvinnlighet. (Ur Therése Anderssons inledning, Hjältar och Hjältinnor, ss. 13-14)

  • 62.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Performing Chivalric Masculinity: Morality, Restraint, and Emotional Norms in the Libro del Cavallero Zifar2018In: Affective and Emotional Economies in Medieval and Early Modern Europe / [ed] Andreea Marculescu, Charles-Louis Morand Métivier, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 227-246Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Bergqvist offers an analysis of how emotional and affective behavior are portrayed in relation to masculinity in the Libro del Cavallero Zifar, the first domestic book of chivalry composed in medieval Castile around the year 1300. This literary work embodies knightly manhood and the performative aspect of lay elite masculinity. Bergqvist finds that the male ideal of the Zifar, epitomized in its eponymous hero, is characterized by emotional restraint and composure. This ideal of moderation, shared with contemporaneous wisdom literature, grounds Castilian chivalry in morality, and creates a distance from the emotionally expressive Arthurian knights of French romances. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the incentive for promoting this ideal and the influence on the narrative of Toledo as the place of composition.

  • 63.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Poder nobiliar, lenguaje político y representación ideológica del pasado en la historiografía post-alfonsí: el caso de la Crónica de Castilla2013In: Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Medievalistas Ciudad de Cáceres: Poder y Violencia durante la Edad Media Peninsular (Siglos XIV y XV), Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Medievalistas Ciudad de Cáceres: Poder y Violencia durante la Edad Media Peninsular (Siglos XIV y XV), Cáceres, del 11 al 13 de diciembre de 2012. / [ed] Carmona Gutiérrez, Jessica; Reche Ontillera, Alberto; Rodríguez Casillas, Carlos J.;Souza, Guilherme Queiroz de; Vianna, Luciano José, Biblioteca de Catalunya , 2013, Vol. 2, no 1-1, p. 47-70Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article offers an analysis of political language as manifested in the representation of two historical episodes in the Crónica de Castilla (c. 1300): the minorities of the Castilian kings Alfonso VIII and Enrique (Henry) I. In comparison with representations of the same events in related chronicles from the preceding period, a close examination of the discourse gives insight into the strategies deployed by the chronicler to offer an ideologically invested version of the past. Conclusions drawn from this investigation are used to discuss the battle for historiographical hegemony, in relation to the struggle for political power between the magnate class (the ricos hombres) and royal authority.

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  • 64.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Review of William Layher, Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europe (2010)2011In: Collegium Medievale, ISSN 0801-9282, E-ISSN 2387-6700, Vol. 24, p. 203-208Article, book review (Other academic)
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  • 65.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Riddarromanerna hjälpte svenskar att bli européer2019Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Eufemiavisorna klassas som Sveriges första skönlitterära verk. Kim Bergqvist reflekterar i dagens essä över vart vårt svenska medeltida litteraturarv.

  • 66.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Sunderland, Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture (Oxford University Press, 2017)2020In: Royal Studies Journal, E-ISSN 2057-6730, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 102-104Article, book review (Other academic)
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  • 67.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    The Shoemaker and the Troubadour Knight, and Other Stories: Historicity and the Truth of Fiction in Medieval Castilian Literature2022In: Vera Lex Historiae?: Constructions of Truth in Medieval Historical Narrative / [ed] Catalin Taranu & Michael J. Kelly, Binghamton, NY: Punctum Books, 2022, 1, p. 83-112Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Castilian fourteenth-century author Don Juan Manuel is most renowned for his frame-tale collection of exempla, the Conde Lucanor (1335), but he wrote numerous works of fiction and history, always in a didactic vein. This article examines certain ‘reality elements’ in the fictional and historical tales of the Conde Lucanor and other works of its author, principally the use of autofiction and the insertion of historical figures in a fictional setting or their use in such a mode. This topic is approached through wider discussions about the distinction between allegorical and historical truth in Juan Manuel’s work, the discursive common ground between medieval history and fiction in terms of their plausibility, and the notion of the purported self-referentiality of fiction. It is argued that autofictional and other reality elements are not so much an attempt to verify or authenticate otherwise fictional narratives, as it is a conscious play on the common ground of the historical and the fictional mode, and part of a cohesive didactic strategy on the part of the author in question – interconnected with his social and political position in fourteenth-century Castile.

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  • 68.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    The Vindication of Sancho II in the Crónica de Castilla: Political Identity and Historiographical Reinvention in Medieval Castilian Chronicles2018In: The Medieval Chronicle, ISSN 1567-2336, E-ISSN 1879-5927, Vol. 11, p. 64-86Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first part of the post-Alfonsine Crónica de Castilla (c. 1300) is partly a vindication of the reputation of Sancho II, the king who is known to have initiated the fratricidal wars after the death of Fernando I in 1065. This article demonstrates how this is a direct consequence of the political identity constructed and disseminated within this utterly Castilian chronicle, and probably a response to certain specific historical and political circumstances in the final years of the thirteenth century. The article argues the need to view changes in the historiographical genre during this period, including those that transformed history writing towards a more 'literary' mode, as relevant to the ideological views and projects of the instigators of chronicle writing. Finally, it questions current views of the Crónica de Castilla as an example of aristocratic historiography.

  • 69.
    Bergqvist, Kim
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Truth and Invention in Medieval Texts: Remarks on the Historiography and Theoretical Frameworks of Conceptions of History and Literature, and Considerations for Future Research2013In: Roda da Fortuna, E-ISSN 2014-7430, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 221-242Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article surveys previous and recent scholarship and theoretical reflections on fictionality, and on the divisions and relations between history and literature in medieval texts. Evidence and examples from scholarly literature will be taken from various geographical contexts, academic disciplines and communities. Thus, it is my intention to set out a state of the question, and furthermore to suggest some lines and prospects for further research in this field.

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  • 70.
    Bernath, Monica
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    Black Atlantic expression in the poetry of Langston Hughes and Nicolás Guillén2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As Paul Gilroy has argued, the Black Atlantic is a cultural and literary network that has emerged in the aftermath of the Atlantic slave trade. The concerns of the Black Atlantic are made visible in the poetry of African American Langston Hughes and Cuban Nicolás Guillén. Gilroy’s theorization of the Black Atlantic draws on W.E.B. Du Bois’s idea of ‘double consciousness’ which describes the “doubleness” that blacks can experience when belonging to two groups at the same time which have been constructed as oppositional and exclusive in a society. One of Du Bois’s main concerns is to highlight the troublesome situation of the African Americans in the time after the emancipation, and to advocate for the inclusion of black people’s culture and identity into the U.S. national identity. Gilroy develops the idea of double consciousness to question national identities, notions of ethnicity, and the assumption that cultures always flow into congruent patterns with national borders; he further suggests that the Atlantic should be taken as a single, complex formation of black cultural expression. The analysis in this essay of the poems by Hughes and Guillén show that even though the poetry of these writers emerges in different contexts their poetry share essential similarities in their expressions of the Black Atlantic: the expression of a collective subject’s experience of slavery and displacement, the experience of double consciousness, and the aspiration for a whole identity, which can either, or simultaneously, be a desire of belonging to a national identity or to a cosmopolitan identity. Furthermore the analysis displays that the poems express a belonging to a certain kind of ‘rootless cosmopolitanism’ in which the subject’s experience of not belonging and the unification in the dispersion is fundamental; this rootless world identity is in itself a manifestation of the Black Atlantic culture which Gilroy describes.

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  • 71.
    Berndt, Jaqueline
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Japanese Studies.
    Introduction: Shōjo Mediations2019In: Shōjo Across Media: Exploring Popular Sites of "Girl" Discourse in Japan / [ed] Jaqueline Berndt, Kazumi Nagaike, Fusami Ogi, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 1-21Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to provide a framework for the whole volume, this introductory chapter promotes a shift of methodological focus from shōjo (girl) as a category of social representation to shōjo mediations, considering not only media for and by actual girls, but also shōjo as character type, code, and taste category. Firstly, shōjo research inside and outside of Japan is recapitulated with due regard to changes in both mediascape and critical orientation. Secondly, it is demonstrated that the word shōjo assumes its specific meaning in relation to other, historically changing Japanese names for “girl” and the employed media. Finally, the volume’s individual chapters are introduced with particular regard to the conception of shōjo they apply, relating to Japanese and gender studies, genre theory, transcultural research on popular media, and performativity respectively.

  • 72.
    Berndt, Jaqueline
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, Japanese Studies.
    Nagaike, KazumiOgi, Fusami
    Shōjo Across Media: Exploring “Girl” Practices in Contemporary Japan2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the 2000s, the Japanese word shōjo has gained global currency, accompanying the transcultural spread of other popular Japanese media such as manga and anime. The term refers to both a character type specifically, as well as commercial genres marketed to female audiences more generally. Through its diverse chapters this edited collection introduces the two main currents of shōjo research: on the one hand, historical investigations of Japan’s modern girl culture and its representations, informed by Japanese-studies and gender-studies concerns; on the other hand, explorations of the transcultural performativity of shōjo as a crafted concept and affect-prone code, shaped by media studies, genre theory, and fan-culture research.

    While acknowledging that shōjo has mediated multiple discourses throughout the twentieth century—discourses on Japan and its modernity, consumption and consumerism, non-hegemonic gender, and also technology—this volume shifts the focus to shōjo mediations, stretching from media by and for actual girls, to shōjo as media. As a result, the Japan-derived concept, while still situated, begins to offer possibilities for broader conceptualizations of girlness within the contemporary global digital mediascape.

  • 73.
    Bertell, Maths
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, History of Religions.
    Mikill vinr Þórs: Eyrbyggja saga och namngivningen i runinskrifter2009In: A austrvega: Saga and east Scandinavia / [ed] Henrik Williams, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2009, p. 127-135Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 74.
    Bladh, Elisabeth
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Entre écriture translingue et autotraduction – Greta Knutson (1899–1983) et sa recherche d’un public en langues française et allemande2022In: Revue nordique des études francophones, E-ISSN 2003-0401, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 109-123Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the use of self-translation by Greta Knutson (1899–1983), aSwedish-born painter, art critic and writer, who lived most of her life in France. AlthoughKnutson wrote mainly in French, towards the end of her life she started self-translatingher texts into German. She also occasionally self-translated in the opposite direction.Three perspectives were applied to her texts, which were published in journals and/orin two monographs in German (Bestien, 1980, 1982) and French (Lunaires, 1985). First,an attempt was made to establish a chronology of her self-translated writings; second,the visibility of the “self-translation pact” (Ferraro 2016) was examined according totarget culture and genre; and third, the degree of rewriting was studied by means of a three-level categorization. Ultimately, it was not possible to establish a reliablechronology of her self-translated texts, mainly due to the lack of dated texts. The “selftranslation pact” was clearly signaled in the German monograph only. Accordingly, itwas suggested that Knutson was launched, in 1980, as a writer closely connected tothe German target culture, in 1982, as a foreign author of French-Swedish origin, and in1985, as a French author. The degree of rewriting varied, but few texts showed a highrate of rewriting compared to the version(s) in the other language. It was also noted thatself-translation rarely influenced revisions in French texts which were published twice.The paper includes a list with Knutson’s literary publications in French and German, aswell as an inventory of her German texts and, when relevant, their counterparts in French.

  • 75. Blanck, Dag
    et al.
    Hjorthén, Adam
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of History.
    Transnationalizing Swedish-American Relations: An Introduction to the Special Forum2016In: Journal of Transnational American Studies, ISSN 1940-0764, E-ISSN 1940-0764, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed)
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  • 76.
    Blom, Christina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies.
    Hur kommer barnperspektivet till uttryck i modern arabisk barnlitteratur?: Har Pippi Långstrump, Lotta på Bråkmakargatan och Emil i Lönneberga kompisar i Mellanöstern?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 77.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Anteckningar om Anna Achmatova: bok 1; 1938-41. Om Silverålderns öde och överlevande under sovjettiden2016In: Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, ISSN 0347-0423, no 1, p. 30-35Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 78.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Mandel'shtam and the Opera: On the Poem “Chut' Mertsaet...”2017In: Russian literature, ISSN 0304-3479, E-ISSN 1878-3678, Vol. 91, p. 27-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Osip Mandel'shtam's poetry has been interpreted abundantly by scholars and it might be seen as preposterous to return to one of the most discussed poems in general: “Chut' mertsaet prizrachnaia stsena” dealing with Gluck's opera Orpheus and Eurydice. My approach will be an intermedial one and I will analyse it in relation to the famous productions at the Mariinskii Opera in 1910 and in 1919. The task will be to scrutinize the relationship between the text of the poem and various paratexts, or, in the words of Derrida (1987) and broader, the relation between ergon and parergon. The focus is on the aesthetic impact of these relations more than on the question of genesis or influence. The basis for the interpretation will be the opposition between the period of the performance and the post-performance time, as well as the notion of liminality. The poem will be analysed against the background of the motif of the exit from the theatre in Russian 19th century Russian culture both in relation to literature and to a lithography from 1843 made by Rudol'f Zhukovskii. I will, however, use in particular material concerning the opera performance alluded to in the poem.

  • 79.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Myt och dystopi i Andrej Platonovs Dzjan2017In: Revolution och existens: läsningar av Andrej Platonov / [ed] Tora Lane, Stockholm: Ersatz , 2017, p. 97-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 80.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Pusjkin och Greta Garbo2016In: Aiolos, ISSN 1400-7770, no 55, p. 43-51Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    TSVETAEVA AND HISTORY: ON THE DEMESNE OF THE SWANS AND THE POEM, “TO THE TSAR—AT EASTER”2015In: Slavic and East European Journal, ISSN 0037-6752, E-ISSN 2325-7687, Vol. 59, no 4, p. 544-564Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 82.
    Bodin, Per-Arne
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Slavic Languages.
    Unorthodox Beauty: Russian Modernism and Its New Religious Aesthetic. By Martha M. F. Kelly. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 20162017In: Slavic Review: American quarterly of Russian, Eurasian and East European studies, ISSN 0037-6779, E-ISSN 2325-7784, Vol. 76, no 2, p. 562-563Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 83.
    Bouttier, Sarah
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    War and Continuity in D. H. Lawrence's Works2015In: Etudes Lawrenciennes, ISSN 2272-4001, no 46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The incipit of Lady Chatterley’s Lover has a particular distant tone and is immediately attributed to its protagonist: “This was more or less Constance Chatterley’s position.” The free indirect speech, the mitigating use of the adverbs “more or less” and the overall non-committal impression conveyed by this paragraph should alert us on the fact that it does not account for Lawrence’s vision of the effect of the Great War. However, these first lines seem to encompass claims often made when depicting Lawrence’s vision of the war. After a brief summary of those claims, this paper will seek to show that even though they are absolutely legitimate, they do not account for the whole of Lawrence’s reaction and depiction of the war and its aftermath: instead of the common idea of rupture and confinement brought about by the war, this paper emphasizes, through a close reading of war scenes and descriptions of characters before and after the war, the notion of continuity through the war. 

  • 84.
    Brofjorden, Angelica
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    El disfraz de la crítica social en las Novelas ejemplares de Cervantes2021Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [es]

    El presente estudio se dedica a examinar cómo Miguel de Cervantes utiliza la idea del disfraz para transmitir crítica social en siete de sus novelas ejemplares.

    Este objetivo se logra mediante un análisis histórico literario tradicional que se apoya en una combinación de las consideraciones bajtinianas sobre lo carnavalesco como disfraz en la literatura, el aprovechamiento del pacto de lectura mencionado por Sánchez Zapatero (2010) y que consiste en un pacto implícito entre autor y lector, el cual exige que el autor siempre tenga que contar la verdad en sus narrativas y el lector tenga que confiar en que lo haga,, los conceptos de episteme, poder i saber construidos por Foucault en su propuesta historiográfica y nuestras interpretaciones independientes.

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  • 85.
    Brott, Jonathan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    An Imperfect World, Imperfectly Retold: Mimetic Uncertainty in Early, Late, and Meta-Modern Fiction2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Proposing the concept of mimetic uncertainty, this project aims to provide a critical inquiry into the correspondence of unreliable narration and realism. Building on Springett (2013) and Olsen (2003), a distinction between narratorial unreliability and uncertainty is proposed to denote whether a narrator explicitly signals an awareness of their fallible narration. I thereafter indicate how narratorial uncertainty, on the one hand, can serve to evoke a “reality effect” (Barthes 1989) on a receptive aesthetic level; and on the other hand, can provide a form of historicity (Jameson 1985) and discursive realism (Auerbach 2003) on an expressive historical axis. Through this tripartite framework, realism is contextualised within the discourse of unreliable narration, as well as the specific debate which surrounds uncertainty and fallibility.

    The textual analysis focuses on three separate works—Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague year (1722), Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway (1925), and finally, Tao Lin’s Taipei (2013)—with the twofold aim of (1) providing a model for approaching uncertain narration and (2) applying a historically contingent realist reading. I argue that in all three novels, emphasis on how readers may respond to uncertain narration provides insight into socio-historical and discursive points of friction surrounding their authors.

    The overarching ambition of this study is to provide a more substantial and historicized understanding of the stylistic devices of contemporary authorship, while more broadly signifying the unexpected critical acuity of mimetic approaches as well as the challenges and demands which metamodernist literature approaches.

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  • 86.
    Brott, Jonathan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    The Point of Play: Resuscitating Romantic Irony in Metamodern Poetics2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay investigates the prospect of Romantic Irony’s potential resurgence in contemporary poetics and discusses its relevance and likeness with metamodernism.

    The internet has by now not only seeped into, but fully permeated, the process of literary production and distribution. The effect of this has been the birth of a new kind of poetic discourse which can broadly be called metamodernism, The New Sincerity or Alt-lit. This movement is characterized by its self-reflexive metacommentary, fragmentary nature and an oscillation between of irony and sincerity. Vermeulen and Akker, among others, have hinted at metamodernism’s relation to Romanticism, but research into the specifics of its tendency towards Romantic Irony is scarce. By viewing the writings of Steve Roggenbuck (a central figure in the new poetic movement), alongside the philosophy of Friedrich Schlegel, I propose a comparative framework for discussion of sincerity, irony and the instrumentalization of contemporary metamodernist writing.

    I demonstrate that Roggenbuck’s writing displays narratological, tropological and thematic tendencies commonly associated with both Romantic Irony and metamodernism. Apart from broader structural comparison, I attempt a comparative analysis between Roggenbuck’s poetry (2010-2015) and Thomas Carlyle’s novel “Sartor Resartus” (1833-1834) in order to provide a visualisation of the rhetorical and narratological strategies of Romantic Irony. I aim to frame Romantic Irony as a sensibility, or mode of discourse - rather than a strict system of thought - which may still be at work today. In extension, the sensibilities of Romantic Irony may shed further light into the philosophical potential of the seemingly incomprehensible and contradictory tendencies of metamodernism. By ironicizing its poetic form, literary ambition and desire for sincerity in a post-postmodern era, Roggenbuck’s poetry celebrates ambiguity and literary failure, ultimately framing irony as a constructive and potentially democratic operation.

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  • 87.
    Brouillet, Alexandra
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Marika Stjernstedt: Femme de lettres suédoise dans la presse française2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The starting point of this essay is an attempt to establish if Marika Stjernstedt was present in the French press at the beginning of the XXIth century. If this is the case, how did the newspaper journalists of this period described her personality? Is that in positive or negative terms? What were the main subjects they wrote about? Which of her books or articles have aroused a lot of interest? How did they introduce her and her culture quite unknown at this epoch in France? Have these journalists conveyed the same stereotyped pictures of the North and the Northerners? Or did they replace them with accurate ones? 

    The analysis is based on eighty-five articles released in the French press between 1914 and 1954. Our principal aim is to show if a famous female Swedish journalist and writer could become a well-known person in a foreign country, using the French language. Because of the sexism we are tempted to think that women were kept out of the celebrity. We assume that some of them were published but their publications were smaller in numbers if we compare them to men’s publications. 

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  • 88.
    Bäckström, Jonathan
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    Going To Bed Now: Dissociation Feminism and Implicit Critique in My Year of Rest and Relaxation2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to examine how the novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018 / 2019) by Ottessa Moshfegh, through the lens of dissociative feminism, can be interpreted as a critique regarding commodification of the body. To explore this claim, I discuss the protagonist’s dissociative feminist behaviour in contrast to her friend Reva’s femcel-behaviour. How the protagonist and Reva react to societal pressure in the form of beauty standards becomes the evidence of a critique that I believe Moshfegh is trying to tell throughout the novel. By examining how the two women are either showing approval or rejection of beauty standards either physically or psychologically, the theory of the docile body and culture industry is brought into the discussion. This leads to a discussion of why docile bodies are subjugated to beauty standards and if self-care routines are either done for the self or the observers’ gaze.

    I show evidence of how the novel criticizes a society that forces oppressive ideals upon women by discussing the thought process of the protagonist. This essay is therefore written from the perspective of the protagonist being the force against beauty standards and how through continuous dissociation, the protagonist is set free from societal norms, while Reva acts as a symbol for all the women that are mouldable. This essay analyses four passages that show how Moshfegh delivers an implicit critique through four distinct ways: dissociation, power, docility, and sedation. Finally, the essay shows evidence of how the novel on its last page creates a generalization of women, signalling that women must dare to break the patterns of oppressive ideals to become free individuals.

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  • 89. Bédard-Goulet, Sara
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    Premat, Christophe
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Introduction2023In: Nordic and Baltic Perspectives in Canadian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Northern Spaces Narratives / [ed] Sara Bédard-Goulet; Christophe Premat, Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2023, p. 1-16Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What is the purpose of Canadian Studies? This was the question that was investigated in 1975 by the Commission of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada to understand how the government and the universities could work together to strengthen a better understanding of the diversity of cultures in this country. At that time, the notion of area studies began to raise certain attention among scholars and for the government these studies would contribute to disseminating knowledge on the specificities of Canada. Most of this report is about the self-knowledge of Canada which means the way the Canadian universities and colleges covered the question of Canadian identity from a multidisciplinary perspective. There is also a section devoted to Canadian Studies abroad that updates some of the conclusions of the Massey Commission in 1951 on ‘the projection of Canada abroad’ (Symons, 1975, p. 246) which is one of the most important report on the relation between Canadian identity and culture.

  • 90. Bédard-Goulet, Sara
    et al.
    Premat, ChristopheStockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Nordic and Baltic Perspectives in Canadian Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Northern Spaces Narratives2023Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The challenge of this book in Open Access is to go beyond the realm of cultural diplomacy when it comes to outlining Canadian studies. Based on renewed research into the imaginary of the North, the book explores transnordic narrative spaces between Canada, the Nordic countries and the Baltic states.

    Although the book takes cultural studies as its theoretical basis, opposing a diplomatic perspective and arguing that there is a specificity to Canadian culture that requires the attention of the academic world, each chapter draws on theories and methods specific to the various fields of the humanities and social sciences concerned with addressing the narratives (understood in a broad sense and including visual narratives) of this northern space.

  • 91.
    CAIZERGUES, Quentin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
    ‘The Fisherman and his Soul’ Revalued: A Significant and Singular Fairy Tale in Oscar Wilde’s Work2022Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The period 1889-1891 has been regarded as crucial in Oscar Wilde’s (1854-1900) career. Having been somewhat unsuccessful as a writer during the 1880s, and turning to journalism to earn a living, Wilde in this period saw the publication of his dialogues which led to his sole novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (hereafter, Dorian), serialised in 1890 before being republished as a novel in 1891. It has been characterized as a turning point in his career, and critics have studied these works in detail, as well as those which followed, especially the four society’s comedies: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895), The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).

    However, besides this selection, much of Wilde’s work remains under-researched, particularly his fairy tales, whose study suffers from the prejudicial categorisation as children’s literature. Research to date has tended to privilege a single aspect of Wilde’sfairy tales, as in Jarlath Killeen’s The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (2007) focusing on a Victorian societal perspective, rather than studying the fairy tales as a coherent and integral part of Wilde’s lifework. The essay focuses on ‘The Fisherman and His Soul’ (hereafter, ‘Fisherman’), recognised as the most sophisticated tale from Wilde’s A House of Pomegranates (1891) (hereafter, Pomegranates).

    It will establish the essential role of ‘Fisherman’ in understanding Wilde’s complex aesthetic philosophy by examining the tale from two distinct levels of intertextuality. First, Wilde borrowed some of the most emblematic aesthetical and narrative elements from Andersen’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ (hereafter, ‘Mermaid’) and other similar fairy tales from the early nineteenth century for explicitly positioning ‘Fisherman’ as a response to Andersen’stale. Taking the opposite approach to Andersen’s ‘Mermaid’, Wilde’s ‘Fisherman’ stands as a social critique against the Victorian doxa, especially denouncing its nefarious effect on art. Second, through epistolary and textual evidence, the essay reveals the connections between ‘Fisherman’, Dorian, and ‘The Soul of Man’ (1891), including their genesis, design, themes, and discourse.

    This dual intertextuality of ‘Fisherman’ allows us to reassess Wilde’s tale as an influential text. It contributes simultaneously to comprehending better how consistent Wilde’s aesthetic standards and societal view were.

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  • 92.
    Carlberg, Matilda
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics.
    Att förstärka sinnelag och sinnesstämning: En korpusstudie av förstärkande förled hos svenska adjektiv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    There is no description in the Swedish grammar regarding how adjectives can be reinforced with prefixes, also known as intensifiers. Research shows that this phenomenon have recieved greater attention in other languages. The purpose of this study was to describe and map the use of prefix reinforcements, and see if any patterns or rules could be found. The quantitative research is based on statistical data collected from informal blog texts in two Swedish corpora. Adjectives on two types of mood, solid and temporary, as well as positive and negative, were investigated. The results showed that some types were more inclined to take reinforcements than others. Temporary adjectives took on more than solid ones, negative more than positive, as well as the short and frequent adjectives where more often reinforced than the longer and uncommon ones

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  • 93.
    Cashin, David
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Oriental Languages.
    The ocean of love: Middle Bengali sufi literature and the fakirs of Bengal1995Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 94.
    Castro, Azucena
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Ecologías extrañas: Lecturas postnaturales de poemas extensos latinoamericanos del siglo XXI (Roxana Miranda Rupailaf, Daniel Samoilovich y Luigi Amara)2020Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
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    This study discusses the articulation of a form of ecological thought grounded in a postnatural aesthetics in twenty-first century long poems from Latin America. I argue that the relationship between poetry and ecology, as analyzed in Latin American ecopoetry, and particularly in the long poem of the 70s and 80s, needs to be supplemented with a postnatural framework, in order to theorize the articulations of ‛the living’ ‒assemblages between human and more-than-human worlds‒ in the contemporary long poem. Working within a socioecopoetic paradigm, previous studies in ecopoetry understand the expression of ecological thinking in poems as a portrayal or denunciation of the ecological crisis primarily expressed in the poem’s thematic content. I maintain, however, that contemporary long poems manifest the relationship between poetry and ecology in experiments with poetic form, producing thus estrangement effects, which enable a most profound poetic engagement with current ecological issues as poetic voices from the Global South. 

    The purpose of this dissertation is, then, to theorize the experimental poetic practices that the contemporary long poem deploys in order to articulate an ecological thought. My main argument is that the formal articulations of ‛the living’ in the long poem can be understood as what I call strange ecologies, a notion that refers to poetic practices that, by generating estrangement effects, exhaust the modern divide between humanity and nature. I propose that such poetic practices can be conceptualized adopting an aesthetic-theoretical framework from the postnatural South situated in the history of extractivism and colonialism in Latin America. The proposed notion questions the assumptions of nature as understood in the essentialist terms that sustained the dichotomy nature/culture since the Enlightenment in Western Modernity. In this sense, the main theoretical assumptions are postnatural and posthumanist. From these perspectives, I argue that a postnatural understanding of the relation between nature and culture in the long poem offers a means to reformulate the articulation of ecological thinking in Latin American poetry. As the poetic practices in twenty-first century long poems exhaust the idea of subject and world, aesthetic autonomy as well as the dichotomies life/death and the biological/the social, strange ecologies challenge the nature/culture divide. Accordingly, I sustain that the poetic practices of twenty-first century long poems embody and reformulate the postnatural condition.

    By mapping the articulations of the living in three distinct cases of strange ecologies ‒Roxana Miranda Rupailaf’s queer incorporation of an ancestral Mapuche-Huilliche myth in the long poem Shumpall (2011), Daniel Samoilovich’s neo-objectivist language that interweaves nature, culture and capital in fractal and grotesque patterns in the theatrical long poem El despertar de Samoilo. El siglo XX ¿qué se fizo? (2005) and Luigi Amara’s psychogeographic walk at ground level in the essayist and visual long poem A pie (2010)‒, I contend in this study that the ecology of estrangement in the long poem challenges the anthropocentric paradigm of Modernity as well as the neo-extractivist practices in Latin America. In the analysis, I show how the poetic practices of strange ecologies inscribe the effects of neo-extractivism in formal experiments where the more-than-human worlds emerge in the historicity of language, thus laying the grounds for a postnatural Latin American poetry.

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  • 95.
    Cavaliere, Mauro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Autoficção e História: a hibridez do pacto de leitura em Estação das Chuvas de J. E. Agualusa2014In: XIX Congreso de romanistas escandinavos Universidad de Islandia 12-15 de agosto de 2014: RESÚMENES, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
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    Autofiction and History: the hybridity of the narrative pactin Rainy Season by José Eduardo Agualusa

    In several studies conducted in the last two decades, among others by Manuel Alberca (2007) and Philippe Gasparini (2004), a satisfactory definition of autofiction is proposed. The essential feature of autofictional narrative is, especially in the case of the first author, the ambiguity of the narrative pact proposed by the writer. The hybridity of the narrative pact, however, is also one of the striking features of the historical novel, especially in cases where the protagonist is a historical character, because this circumstance orientates towards a referential reading. The novel Rainy Season(1996) of the Angolan writer José Eduardo Agualusa develops a plot over several decades of Angolan history by a narrator whose identity seems to coincide with the author’s and at the same time devotes more than half of the chapters to the biography of an invented Angolan poet, sharing thus both the features of autofiction and historical novel. My communication is intended to argue towards dual genre identity and to show some devices that make it possible.

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  • 96.
    Cavaliere, Mauro
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Mulheres videntes entre as trevas e as luzes: a Marianna Ucrìa de Dacia Maraini e duas personagens homólogas na literatura portuguesa2018In: A figuração da personagem na literatura europeia de língua italiana, francesa, alemã e inglesa / [ed] Claudia F. de Campos Mauro, Fernanda Aquino Sylvestre, Rio de Janeiro: Dialogarts , 2018, p. 110-123Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 97.
    Cedergren, Mickaelle
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    La visibilité littéraire de la littérature belge francophone en Suède: Au sujet de quelques asymétries dans la circulation et la médiation littéraire2020In: Parallèles, E-ISSN 2296-6684, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 52-67Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The literary visibility of Belgian francophone literature in Sweden. On asymmetries in circulation and mediation

    This contribution examines the literary visibility of French-language Belgian literature in Sweden from 1998 to 2018 by analyzing three parameters: 1) translation flows, 2) translators and 3) reception flows. By using the methodological framework of the sociology of literature (Heilbron and Sapiro, 2007), the author reflects on different asymmetries that exist between translation flows and reception flows. The study has shown that 1) the translated authors and genres of the French Belgian literature do not always correspond to those who are most mediated in the press, 2) the actors of mediation with high symbolic capital play a dominant role in the literary field of the host country and 3) the reception circuit is revealed as of significant importance in the introduction process of French-language Belgian literature. Through this study, the author observes that it is necessary to reconsider the impact of reception processes for the visibility of literature in general, and especially for the transmission of specific writers or literary genres. The author proposes to acknowledge the autonomy of reception in relation to translation in the literary circulation, and welcomes comparative studies, in order to understand different modalities of global translation and reception circuits.

  • 98.
    Cedergren, Mickaëlle
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of French, Italian and Classical Languages.
    Amatörkatoliken” Strindberg: Strindbergs entusiasm för katolicismen: en fråga om religiositet eller om identitet?2012In: Signum : katolsk orientering om kyrka, kultur, samhälle, ISSN 0347-0423, no 2, p. 16-20Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 99.
    Cedergren, Mickaëlle
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Au sujet d’une nouvelle histoire littéraire francophone transnationale: L’enjeu des études de réception dans les territoires non francophones: [About a new transnational Francophone literary history: The challenge of reception studies in non-French speaking territories]2021In: Revue Romane, ISSN 0035-3906, E-ISSN 1600-0811, Vol. 56, no 2, p. 141-158Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article considers the Francophone literary canon based on a transnational reception study. It focuses on the circulation of French language literature within the Swedish academic system during the last thirty years. A longitudinal empirical study of bachelor and doctoral dissertations in French between 1986 and 2016 allows the author to examine the dynamics of canon formation and renewal, as well as the role of universities in this process, particularly in regard to the creation of a canon of Francophone literary works. In response to recent scholarly anthologies which have debated the Francophone canon, this study is able to confirm the existence of Francophone classics. Finally, it is argued that further reception studies focusing on areas outwith the Francophone literary system will be of prime importance if the question of the Francophone canon is to be fully assessed beyond the immediate context of the Hexagone.

  • 100.
    Cedergren, Mickaëlle
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.
    Auteure suédoise, écrivaine française: La posture auctoriale et littéraire de Marika Stiernstedt2022In: Francophonie, plurilinguisme et production littéraire transnationale en français depuis le Moyen Âge / [ed] Maxime del Fiol, Genève: Librairie Droz, 2022, XXXV, p. 217-236Chapter in book (Refereed)
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