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  • 1.
    Aare, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    A Narratological Approach to Literary Journalism: How an Interplay between Voice and Point of View May Create Empathy with the Other2016In: Literary Journalism Studies, ISSN 1944-897X, E-ISSN 1944-8988, Vol. 8, no 1, 106-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to present a model for analyzing the in- terplay between voice and point of view in literary journalism/reportage. The model can be used to nuance previous researchers’ discussions about “subjective” and “objective” journalism. It also problematizes the reporter’s special role as an eyewitness by highlighting how narrative techniques can create empathy with the Other and move the reader’s gaze away from the reporter, away from the one who is witnessing. Using tools from classical narratology, I focus on the form of the texts. The tools help me investigate the narrator’s as well as the characters’ subjectivity and interpret the narra- tive’s construction as an expression of a journalistic mission. I systematize variables such as the narrator’s visibility, the relation between an experienc- ing reporter and a narrating reporter, the interplay between the experienc- ing reporter and other characters in the text, and in what way a level with a director (an implied author) can facilitate a comparison between vari- ous kinds of literary journalism. I also examine whether it might be time to abandon the theory that a first-person reportage is more subjective in general than a third-person reportage. I explore whether it is instead the narrator’s visibility that determines the position of the text on a scale be- tween “subjective” and “objective” forms. (Note: I have provided a glossary of terms at the end of the essay.)

  • 2.
    Aare, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Reportern som ett verktyg för att belysa de andra: Narratologiska konsekvenser av den journalistiska ögonvittnespositionen2015In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 1, 5-16 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A reportage is the reporter's story about reality. Even though it details real events, it always presentsa personal interpretation of these events. In contrast to the news article, which primarilyinforms readers, a reportage involves a pronounced degree of personal narration. Normally it is based on the reporter's role as an eyewitness. This essay discusses how the position of the eyewitness establishes narratological structures inthe text, which seem to differ from the structures present in other kinds of non-fiction narrativestold in the first person. For instance, in reading an autobiography, a reader's empathy willbe drawn toward the main character. By contrast, a reportage will direct the reader's empathyaway from the reporter and towards the other. The narratological construction of a reportage may be studied as an interplay between threeinstances: the experiencing reporter, the narrating reporter and the director (the implied reporter).Thus, a three-part model may be utilised in order to help explain, for example, how ahomodiegetic narrator can be combined with external focalisation, and how a character otherthan the experiencing reporter can be internally focalised. It can also illuminate how the textmay employ a form of dissonance between the experiencing and the narrating reporter to serve ajournalistic purpose (displacing the perspective from person – the reporter – to subject-matter).

  • 3.
    Aceli, Maria
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Salome och mansmordet: Slutet på den maskulina traditionen. En studie i Ann Jäderlunds Salome2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Salome is the myth of the Oriental princess who dances for her stepfather, Herod the tetrark at his banquet. He becomes so enchanted by Salome's dance that he allows her to wish for what she wants. On the advice of Queen Herodias, Salome's mother, she asks the head of prophet John on a platter. Herod is horrified, but grants Salome's desire.

    This is the first in a series of Salome petitions as Mark and Matthew in the New Testament. Salome has since then never ceased to fascinate artists and writers through the ages. From the medieval petitions with the focus on Salome's dance of the Renaissance with the shift from dance to John the Baptist's head on a plate, the romanticism of Heine and the amazing climax in the late 1800s feverish petitions, symbolism, decadence and modernism's painterly hallucinations of Salome as the castrating woman par excellence, of Salome as the terrifying Femme Fatale and "La belle dame sans merci".

    Ann Jäderlund's Salome is the latest of Salome petitions of all time. An unbroken tradition of  a blood-red thread spinning throughout history, from Biblical days until our days, and postmodernism. Jäderlund's Salome is a fascinating creation, just as exciting and alarming as the  Salome character herself. The sliding movement between irony and sentimentality in the narration of the text is a complication, and one senses that the author's intentions are far more complex than what the current research today suggests. How can we understand the incomprehensible, the recurrent male-killing in the play? Literally and realistic in feminist psychoanalytic tradition, or figuratively and symbolically, in accordance with the mature and masculine tradition? Should we focus on the content of the text as the gender-oriented studies sought to assert, or should we instead focus attention on the text and dramaform as such? What happens if you problematised Jäderlund's drama based on Peter Szondi's and Mats Ödeen's genre determinations, is it possible at all to identify Salome as a modern drama then, or are moving in a new land, in such a postmodernist? And what characterizes in this case this as compared to the prior art tradition?

    These questions may form the basis for my thesis after prolonged inability to find a theoretical input to a text reminding much about the author's other works, a lyrical souterraine to get lost in, to immerse and musical dream of, and be attracted to as be attracted to a dark star or the surrealist black sun. The black sun of the soul with its dazzling, and at once obscure perversion.

  • 4.
    Adriasola Orellana, Ramiro
    Södertörn University, Lärarutbildningen.
    Maskuliniteter i skolans skönlitteratur: En studie av manliga maktstrategier i ungdomslitteratur2012Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5. Aervold Bjerre, Thomas
    et al.
    Johannessen, Lene
    Kella, Liz
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, English language.
    Nyman, Jopi
    Nordic Contributions2008In: American Literary Scholarship, ISSN 0065-9142, E-ISSN 1527-2125, 524-543 p.Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Ahlner, Thea
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    "Jamen jag då": Heterosexualitet och tvåsamhet i Gun-Britt Sundströms Maken2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is investigating heterosexuality in Gun-Britt Sundströms Maken. With help from the queer theories of formost Judith Butler, but also to some extent the ideas of Michel Foucault, I have tried to answer the question of which norms are becoming clear and which are being broken in the novel. I have also looked at a few of Gayle Rubin’s opposites in her sexual value hierarchy. Some of the norms that are brought to light in the essay revolves around faithfulness, lust towards the ”right” person and for the ”right” reasons. I have shown that even though many of the norm’s that are being articulated in the novel are being crossed still they doesn’t lose their valaue and influence.

  • 7. Albazei, Saad A.
    Minority Concerns: Female Scholars at the Cultural Intersection2008In: Neither East Nor West: Postcolonial Essays on Literature, Culture and Religion / [ed] Kerstin W. Shands, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2008, 163-171 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 1, German language.
    Bilder des Nordens in der Germanistik 1929-1945: wissenschaftliche Integrität oder politische Anpassung?2002Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Der Mythos vom Norden reicht bekanntlich weit zurück in die deutsche Kulturtradition. Als die Nationalsozialisten 1933 in Deutschland an die Macht kamen, existierte der Norden schon längst als romantische Vorstellung und als Projektionsraum deutscher Sehnsüchte nach Schönheit, Reinheit und Stärke. Wie wirkten sich nun die politischen Umbrüche auf diesen nordischen Mythos und auf die kulturellen deutsch-schwedischen Beziehungen aus?

    Die Bilder des Nordens gehören zu den frequenten Themen in einem Traditionsfeld, das die damaligen Germanisten sehr beschäftigte. In den Berichten der Lektoren der Deutschen Akademie und des DAAD aus Schweden begegnet uns in den 1930er Jahren ein romantisches Germanenbild, das intensiv nationalsozialistisch diskursiv bearbeitet wurde. Die Begriffe deutsch, germanisch und nordisch wurden allmählich als positiv konnotierte, semantisch unbestimmte Synonyme, als eine Art fließende Signifikanten im NS-Diskurs benutzt. Textverfasser nahmen Elemente aus älteren Texten auf, indem sie neue Texte fur neue Zusammenhänge konstruierten, so dass in der Zeit des Dritten Reiches eine diskursive intertextuelle Kette aus Bildern des Nordens deutlich wird.

    Diese Anthologie basiert auf Forschungsberichten von Literatur-, Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaftlern aus Deutschland, Polen und Schweden.

  • 9.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Die Ostsee - Meer des Friedens und der Sicherheit?: Zu Rhetorik und Denkmustern in deutsch-schwedischen Beziehungen2005In: Literaturen des Ostseeraumes in interkulturellen Prozessen / [ed] Regina Hartmann, Bielefeld: Aisthesis , 2005, 13-24 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Dröm och verklighet: Stellan Arvidson : kärleken, dikten och politiken2016Book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Ein wissenschaftliches Grossexperiment im Teamwork – Zentralinstitut für Literaturgeschichte in der DDR: [Recension av] av Boden, Petra/Böck, Dorothea (Hg.)(2004): Modernisierung ohne Moderne. Das Zentralinstitut für Literaturgeschichte an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR (1969-1991). Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter  97838253167782005In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. LXXVII, no 2, 236-238 p.Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Mellan Sverige och DDR: Den tvåspråkige författaren Peter Weiss mellan två politiska system2006In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 26.10.2006Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 13.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Peter Weiss im Spannungsfeld zwischen Kunst und Politik: Rhetorik im Kalten Krieg am Beispiel von Berichten der DDR-Kulturbehörden2007In: Studia Neophilologica, ISSN 0039-3274, E-ISSN 1651-2308, Vol. 79, 215-232 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), The German Studies Research Unit.
    Schweden-DDR am Beispiel von geheimen Gesprächen zwischen den Kulturbehörden der DDR und Peter Weiss2009In: Kommunikation und Konflikt: Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Germanistik / [ed] Ernest Hess-Lüttich, Ulrich Müller, Siegrid Schmidt & Klaus Zelewitz, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Vikten av källkritik: Debatt. Peter Weiss2006In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, no 7.11.2006Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 16.
    Andersson Serreli, Cornelia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Skuggliv: En queer läsning av Maria Gripes Skuggserie2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My intention with this paper is to look at the possibility of same sex desire in the first three novels of Maria Gripe’s Skuggserie (the shadow series, written in the 1980’s), by doing a queer reading of the texts. The analysis is based on Judith Butlers well known concept “the heterosexual matrix”, which explains how we, when we are forced into a specific sex and gender, obligate ourselves to a specific (hetero)sexuality. Butler also explains how sex and gender are connected and appear in relation to each other. I have analyzed the relations between the characters Berta, Arild, Rosilda and Leónie and the protagonist Carolin (who sometimes dresses and acts like a man, Carl). The conclusion of my analysis is that Skuggserien contain some scenes that can be viewed as queer, for example there is a brief sight of homosexual desire between Rosilda and Carolin/Carl, and Arild and Carolin/Carl. Carolin’s way of changing sex/gender role is also to be understood as a queer act. However, in the third book, Carolin decides to leave her alter ego Carl behind, and my final conclusion is that the novels open up for a queer reading, but in the end return, and thereby adapt themselves, to the hetero sexual matrix.

  • 17.
    Andersson, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Vem, hur, vad och varför?: En narratologisk analys av Stephen Kings skräckroman Dimman2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essays content is about a narratological analysis of “The Mist”, written by Stephen King, with a focus on who, how, and what in relationship with the story. It also contains a deeper analysis on chosen characters and the meaning behind them. The analysis also takes a look on why King has chosen to use them and their specific details.

    By mainly using Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan and Jimmy Vulovic I manage to find the voice of the story, how it’s told and what it contains. There is a deeper meaning behind the details that King has selected for his story, for example the colors is not randomly chosen but have a point and a deeper sense behind them. The characters all have a meaning, big and small. The three main characters becomes pillars of the story where they give it and eachother balance with the ir significant roles as hero, villain and helper. It also turns out that the extraterrestrial beings are not the biggest threat of the story, the humans are.

  • 18.
    Andreasson, Linnéa
    Södertörn University.
    Icke-mänskligt subjekt i Virginia Woolfs Flush2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay contains a literary analysis of Virginia Woolf’s Flush: A Biography (1933) where I have used animal studies to analyse the novel and the animal protagonist. First and foremost I have looked at the moral tendencies of the animal mind and the animal subject and by which means Woolf have worked to make him a dog, and not a human speaking for a dog. In my analysis I have used contemporary research in animal studies and literary studies to back up my claims.

  • 19.
    Annell, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Stockholms universitet.
    Begärets politiska potential: Feministiska motståndsstrategier i Elin Wägners Pennskaftet, Gabriele Reuters Aus guter Familie, Hilma Angered-Strandbergs Lydia Vik och Grete Meisel-Hess Die Intellektuellen2016Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation investigates the way that feminist resistance is expressed in two Swedish and two German so-called New Woman novels from the turn of the twentieth century: Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet (1910, Penwoman), Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie (1895, From a Good Family), Hilma Angered-Strandberg’s Lydia Vik (1904), and Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen (1911).

    The theoretical apparatus is comprised by the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Lacan, and Jessica Benjamin. By introducing a psychoanalytic and feminist perspective, this dissertation seeks to develop the possibilities for agency and resistance within the framework of Foucault’s theories. It investigates four textual and contextually grounded strategies of resistance that are prominent in these novels: individuality, openness, desire, and eugenics.

    This study demonstrates how Gabriele Reuter, Grete Meisel-Hess, and  Hilma Angered-Strandberg, inspired by the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ellen Key, depict feminine individuality in relation to a scientific and philosophical discourse that specifically denied women individuality. The authors anchor individuality in a corporality that was similarly denied to women by a bourgeois and dogmatic Christian discourse.

    Openness and wit function as resistance strategies in Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet. Humorous rejoinders and narrative comments can disarm a conservative. An open attitude towards the emancipation project could also help to resolve the conflicts between different feminist positions and between different women.

    Desire functions as an important resistance strategy in each of the novels examined. It is variously represented as a vital instinct, a desire for knowledge, and a sexual desire, as in Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie – or as a desire for suffrage, as in Pennskaftet, or for maternity legislation, as in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen. By formulating a notion of feminine desire, turn-of-the-century feminists were able both to seize control of sexuality from the church and to wrest morality from the grasp of the bourgeoisie. These resistance strategies could also have a biopolitical character: in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen, woman is placed at the service of humanity on eugenicist grounds, and her good qualities are seen as capable of promoting humanity’s progress.

    This dissertation shows that in these novels desire at the individual level serves to reinforce feminine subjectivity. Love is seen as associated with an intensified sense of life and as a precondition of creativity. At the social level, desire also functions as the basis for a feeling of solidarity among women that instils in them courage and an urge to persevere in the suffrage struggle, this latter a highly protracted process. In this way desire acquires political potential.

    A framing chapter on context provides the intellectual and philosophical backgrounds of the various strategies of resistance. It is followed by four analytical chapters, each of which addresses one novel.

  • 20.
    Anz, Christoph
    Södertörn University.
    "Störst, störst och störst..." Schwedische Blicke auf Berlin im Sommer 19362000In: Nachbarn im Ostseeraum unter sich: Vorurteile, Klischees und Stereotypen in Texten / [ed] Helmut Müssener, Frank-Michael Kirsch, Charlotta Brylla, Ursula Naeve-Bucher, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2000, Vol. S. 203-225, 163-169 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Arbelius, Karin
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    För sakens skull: Det omöjliga mötet i Rut Hillarps roman Sindhia - en lacansk läsning2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines the love affair between the two main characters of Rut Hillarp’s novel Sindhia. It draws attention to the schism between the Surrealist version of love as an extatic-religious fusion of the sexes – that in a way marks the relationship – and the yet remarkable coolness between the two lovers.

    With the theories of French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, I will show how the man and the woman project their unrealistic individual fantasies on each other, thus rendering impossible the Surrealist Meeting, with its road to an absolute reality. The Surrealist "l’amour fou", I will argue, is trapped in the ritualized "l’amor interruptus"; a lacanian term for a certain kind of love that wishes to conceal the fact that desire will never find its object. It does so by pretending that the object would be found if only love had been consummated (thus the reason love is never consummated, since, as Lacan puts it, the object, or the Thing, is never to be found).

    I will, in brief, argue that the love affair depicted in the novel in different ways tries to deal with the “lack-of-being” that marks the subject according to Lacan; the absolute distance to the desirable Thing.

  • 22.
    Arevik, Niklas
    Södertörn University, Department of Gender, Litterature and History.
    Vidriga vuxna och förslagna barn: en studie av det karnevaliska och groteska i Roald Dahls författarskap2004Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main aim of this study is to analyse the grotesque characterization of adults in four novels by Roald Dahl, from Michail Bachtin’s definition of the carnival-grotesque in Rabelais and his world. From this view I have examined how the conflict between children and adults is described in these books, and to what extent the grotesque motifs have a function in this conflict.

    For this purpose I have applied theories of the literature-grotesque by Michail Bachtin, and of the meaning and function and – in this context – the necessity of fright and horror in children’s fiction, in particular by Bruno Bettelheim and J.A. Appleyard. The result of the analysis suggests that the books contains obvious and distinct grotesque elements and that Dahl’s popularity among children, and opposition among critics, should be due to this elements. Taken together, these circumstances give cause for the epithet “subversive grotesques for children” for Roald Dahl’s children’s books, and that Dahl can be said to deconstruct the conventional perception of childhood.

  • 23. Asmer Beg, Mirza
    Globalization, Muslims, and the Indian Media2008In: Neither East Nor West: Postcolonial Essays on Literature, Culture and Religion / [ed] Kerstin W. Shands, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2008, 143-156 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Atkinson, Eden
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Situationskomedins dramaturgiska struktur: En komparativ analys2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Denna uppsats undersöker huruvida den dramaturgiska strukturen är en förutsättning för att en situationskomedi ska fungera väl – det vill säga, vara underhållande och locka till skratt. I en komparativ analys av den mycket väl fungerande amerikanska situationskomedin Friends och den mindre bra svenska situationskomedin Svensson, Svensson framkom dock inga större strukturella brister hos något av analysobjekten. Följaktligen är inte den dramaturgiska strukturen avgörande för slutresultatets förmåga att roa.

     

    The aim of this study is to find out if dramatic structure is essential to the sitcom's ability to entertain and make audiences laugh. This study is a comparative analysis of the more humorous American situation comedy Friends and the less humorous Swedish situation comedy Svensson, Svensson. However, as no major structural flaws are found in either situation comedy the conclusion must be that dramatic structure does not impact on a sitcom's ability to amuse.

     

    Nyckelord: situationskomedi, dramaturgisk struktur, socialrealistisk komedi, familj, Svensson, Svensson, Friends

  • 25.
    Atkinson, Eden
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Situationskomedins dramaturgiska struktur: En komparativ analys2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to find out if dramatic structure is essential to the sitcom's ability to entertain and make audiences laugh. This study is a comparative analysis of the more humorous American situation comedy Friends and the less humorous Swedish situation comedy Svensson, Svensson. However, as no major structural flaws are found in either situation comedy the conclusion must be that dramatic structure does not impact on a sitcom's ability to amuse.

  • 26.
    Atmaca, Munevver
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Crossing the Divide: Voice and Representation of African Americans: Kathryn Stockett and Harper Lee: - I understand the weight of history but can I be your sister?2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This project examines how the oppression of African Americans, especially those in domestic service to white families, is reflected in literature. The two works The Help and To Kill a Mockingbird will be the main sources. I investigate issues of race and skin colour, as well as the depiction of the ‘black’ and‘ white’ races in America in literature. Yet I will also make use of writers on African American issues to evaluate the writings on the main works concerned. What I will try to establish is whether the two authors (Kathryn Stockett and Harper Lee) effectively give a voice to the less empowered African-American segment of US society (this question of empowerment will be addressed below). And most importantly, I attempt to understand how two white women from relatively privileged backgrounds can reach across the supposed racial divide and, through aesthetic expression. I contend that peaceful protest and the mobilization of the arts in all its forms raised awareness of the terrible wrongs suffered by African Americans in the timeframe concerned in this work – anawareness raised not just in the USA but also around the world - and led to a new situation in which discrimination is not only illegal, but also widely acknowledged as deeply wrong.

  • 27.
    Attfors, Johan
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Sälformen släpar skinnet: Om naturen i Aase Bergs tidiga diktning2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to describe how nature is portrayed in swedish poet and critic Aase Berg’s two earliest poetry collections, Hos rådjur (1997) and Mörk materia (1999), and how it relates to notions of humanity, culture and civilisation. The concept of ”nature” is problematized in a short survey of how it has been used by and critizised in ecocritical literary theory, which is used as the main theoretical framework for this survey, with an emphasis on selected theoretical concepts by Donna Haraway. As a methodological starting point, ”nature” is tentatively defined as ”that which does not let itself be subsumed under the human, culture or civilisation”, and this definition is contrasted with how the concepts are handled in the texts.The investigation shows that the relationship of nature to the human is a fundamental theme that provides a structure for both poetry collections. In Hos rådjur, wild nature takes the shape of a ”raw” animal that seems to threaten the human characters. In Mörk materia the threat to humanity comes from matter itself, matter that is dark and unruly. The nature/culture relationship is complex and continuously evolving, with several different and mutually exclusive possibilities being explored in the poems. Berg’s poetry has often been characterised as transcending boundaries, and metamorphoses and dissolution of boundaries between humans, animals and other organisms are abundant in the two poetry collections. Despite this, the study demonstrates how dualistic notions of nature and culture, body and spirit, are upheld throughout the texts.

  • 28. Aurelius, Eva Haetnner
    et al.
    Björck, Amelie
    Jonsson, Stefan
    Malm, Mats
    Rudeke, Lena Ulrike
    Kanon och kanoner: En e-postdiskussion2007In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 3, 7-22 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 29.
    Axelsson, Karl
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Flodin, Camilla
    Uppsala University.
    Contemplation or Manipulation?: Aesthetic Perspectives on Nature and Animals from Shaftesbury to Bio-art2017In: Retracing the Past: Historical Continuity in Aesthetics from a Global Perspective, Santa Cruz, California: International Association for Aesthetics , 2017, 29-41 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Bassin, Mark
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES). Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, History of ideas.
    Asia2012In: Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Culture / [ed] Nicholas Rzhevsky, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, 2nd, 65-93 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Bengtsson, Jan Christer
    Södertörn University College.
    Fäustchen, Faust, Fäuste und Faustan bei Peter Weiss: Das gehobene Fäustchen — Doktor Faust — vom unfähigen Boxer bis zum Kampf mit dem Fremdpräfix anti- als eine Art Faustan2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesis
  • 32.
    Berg, Annika
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Att bli subjekt i sin egen historia: En studie i Alice Lyttkens Flykten från vardagen och - kommer inte till middagen2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Alice Lyttkens (1897-1991) was a very popular author in Sweden during several decades in the middle of the twentieth century. She was most famous for her historical novels. During her first period as a novelist in the 1930s, however, she wrote contemporary fiction, reflecting the situation of contemporary Women. The traditional view of the two sexes as “complementary” permeated the interwar period. Complementary at this time was presupposed as an asymmetrical and hierarchical relation between the two sexes. The male was seen as superior to the female in being strong when she was weak etc. According to the Swedish researcher Kristina Fjelkestam’s dissertation Ungkarlsflickor, kamrathustrur och manhaftiga lesbianer this view was close at hand in representations of femininity. In this paper I discuss how the protagonists in Alice Lyttkens novels Flykten från vardagen (1933) and - kommer inte till middagen (1934) relate to this social norm, or ”doxa”. By making such an analysis I come to the conclusion that this ”doxa” is represented in both novels, but strongly challenged by the protagonists in their actions and life choices. The narrator also questions the predominated complementary view and demonstrates the protagonist’s thoughts and feelings throughout the novels. The author there by emphasizes a critical feminist attitude. The narrator is also critical of the superficial so-called modern characters, which apparently is under the influence of the ”doxa”.

  • 33.
    Berg, My
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Imagine me: hur förbrytaren konstrueras i Lolita och Min röst ska nu komma från en annan plats i rummet2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay different aspects of the motif of the criminal have been traced in Lotta Lotass’s Min röst ska nu komma från en annan plats i rummet and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. By seeking its representation in the texts, the intention was to show how themes, stylistic patterns and narrative functions interrelate in the construction of the motif. The perpetrator’s position within the narrative structure and its consequences have also been assessed.

    By discussing the meta-fictive aspects of the novels I stressed the importance of the reader’s function, arguing the reader’s participation in the construction of the motif.

  • 34.
    Bergman, Jenny
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    "Det gäller att följa sin egen stjärna, lita på sig själv, att odla det inre äventyret": En studie i skapandetemat i Bruno K. Öijers poesi2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bruno K. Öijer is one of Sweden's well known poets. He belongs to a poetic avant-garde and made his debut in 1973. Many literature researchers and reviewers have focused on Öijer as person and poet. I will discuss Öijer's authorship in relation to literary traditions, such as orphic tradition, avant-garde and modernsim, surrealism and the outsider definition. But the primary aim of my essay is to focus on what message the poet conveys to the readers. In my opinion, many of Öijer's poems are about finding one self through listening to one's inner world. My thesis is that Öijer has reform plans for the human beings and the world. Öijer's poems are about the New man who listens to his inner world and who sees through the power of commercialism and politicians' authority. The New man is the only one who can make our planet a better place. My thesis is based on Carl Gustav Jung's psychology, which focal point is that the human being is going through several metamorphoses in life. Jung calls his theory the individuation process. I will also discuss Jung's theory about the visionary poem. I find Öijer's poem Från En Demons Båge - fyra filmmonologer a poem which gives the readers a glimps into another world that we today can't comprehend.

  • 35.
    Bergman, Johanna
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Grave och gruvan: Undergång och underjord - tematik och symbolik hos Elsa Grave2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay contents a theme-centred study of Elsa Grave’s poetry. It presents an all-pervading featured doom-theme and illuminates three motifs and attitudes through which the theme is featured. The presentation includes analyses that bear in mind the double perspectives within Grave’s poems – the subjective and the universal, where also an omnipresent political attitude is represented. The structure of the essay is constituted in the division of the three motifs: an-nihilation and resignation, motherhood and opposition and underworld and retrogression. Symbols adhered to the theme is presented and analysed in the examining text. The study uses and relates to facts about Graves’ life and recounts for her childhood’s visit in a mine that reflects in the metaphorical language of the poems. The survey exposition shows how Grave’s writing thematic and symbolic consistently returns to the underworld of the mine, where also the study comes down and finishes.

  • 36.
    Bergström, Lucella
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    "I feel that I was being written...": Identitetsskapande i William S Burroughs romaner Junky och Queer2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this essay I examine how identity is created in William S. Burroughs two early novels Junky andQueer. The theoretic starting points are Lacans psychoanlytic concepts ”ideal ego”, ”egoideal” and the ”superego” and also queertheory as presented by Tiina Rosenberg in her book Queerfeministisk agenda.

    The examination contains an analysis of how Burroughs creates identity in both Junky and Queer with main focus on the second novel. I look at how the desire in the maincharacter Lee is described and what the desire is aimed at. In Junky Lee has a need for drugs and in Queer the desire is aimed at sexual contact with other men. I examine how the desire switches between the novels and how it affects his identity.

    There is a difference in how Lee sees himself and how the people around him sees him. He sees himself as the masculine homosexual man but the society has antoher view of how homosexual men should act and look like, that is the effiminate man. There is a conflict between Lees ideal ego and the ego-ideal wich has great impact on how his identity is formed. There is a gap between his interpretation of himself and how other sees him wich creates a disintegration in his identity. This essay tries to describe how this disintegration in Lees identity appears and how he handles it.

    Burroughs is wellknown for his so called ”routines”. These are crazy and imaginative monologues created by the maincharacter Lee. In this essay I present these routines as a way for Lee to take back control of his own identity, he uses them as a way to convince his surroundings that he is the masculine homosexual guy with control not the feminine man that other people sees him as.

    I also examine how the maincharacter Lee reflects Burroughs as his ideal ego. Ginsbergs have said that Queer is ”Burroughs heart laid bare” and that is a central point throughout my essay.

  • 37. Billing, Cecilia
    et al.
    Berge, Gunnel
    Granath, Sara
    Märta Weiss-Lars Forsberg, Jänken1975In: Roman blir film / [ed] Ingvar Holm, Lund: Cavefors , 1975, 109-118 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 38. Billing, Cecilia
    et al.
    Berge, Gunnel
    Granath, Sara
    Olle Hedberg-Alf Sjöberg, Iris och löjtnantshjärta1975In: Roman blir film: studier om filmatiseringen av litterära verk / [ed] Ingvar Holm, Lund: Cavefors , 1975, 64-74 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Birkholz, Emma
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Kvinnan som den nödvändiga tomheten i mannens levnadskonst: en psykoanalytisk läsning av Bretons Nadja och Rodenbachs Det döda Brügge2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The starting point of this essay was the frustration I felt after having read the novel Nadja (1928) written by the French surrealist André Breton. The title promises the story of someone called Nadja but the promise stays unfulfilled. Recognition of this phenomenon, where a man writes a book about a woman, but the woman hardly is seen, made me want to examine it further.

    Using the theories of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan I analyze the relation between the male narrator and his female object. I also compare Nadja to a precursor: the novel Bruges-la-morte (1892) of the Belgian symbolist writer Georges Rodenbach. Their stories are, to a large degree, similar. The male main character meets a woman who becomes the center of his world for a short period of time, before he in Nadja rejects her, and in Bruges-la-morte kills her. What differentiates the two books mainly is, that whereas Breton uses Nadja as a tool to emancipate his unconscious in order to be able to create, Hugues tries to replace his dead wife with Jane in order to be able to desire a living object.

    The setting for both stories is the City, which seems to be analogous to the Woman. I examine the possible interpretations of the notion of the City as it appears in the two novels.

    The Lacanian notions of the Thing and objet petit a are essential for the understanding of the function of the Woman in these stories, I argue. Nadja is a femme-enfant, a muse, and the objet petit a for the male poet, i.e. the narrator of Nadja. Jane, the woman in Bruges-la-morte, is a femme fatale, and the Thing for the main character Hugues.

  • 40.
    Birkholz, Emma
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    På spaning efter den kropp som flyr: mellan kön och text i Nina Bouraouis Mina onda tankar 2008Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study of the novel Mes mauvaises pensées (2005) by the French writer Nina Bouraoui. I use an intertextual comparative method, where I read the novel against three intertexts: Marie Cardinal Les mots pour le dire (1975), the David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive (2001) and novels and photographies by Hervé Guibert. Main focus is on the relation between body and language. Using the psychoanalytic theories by Julia Kristeva I examine the melancholy of the narrator in Mes mauvaises pensées. The melancholic subject mourns a Thing which is the unrepresentable archaic mother. Melancholy is connected to the notion of exile; the subject belongs to a lost place in the past which it is still holding on to. The narrator of Mes mauvaises pensées is still living in her childhood, even though she is a grown up woman. I show how the place from where she speaks is the child. The female body and the female sexuality are not represented in the text, there is a missing link between the female body and it’s representation in language – in the symbolic order. According to Kristeva the melancholic denies the loss of the Thing – in the end the mother – and clings to the unrepresentable void. By realizing and acknowledging the loss one can reconstruct the bond to the archaic mother in language. Bouraoui’s failure in writing the feminine into the text is interesting because it puts lights on the conditions of writing the body for women. The theory of l’écriture féminine is an inspiration for the analyses and I contrast it to Judith Butler’s idea of gender performativity. There is a conflict in what constitutes gender and sex between psychoanalysis and queer theory, which is also found in the narrator in Bouraoui’s novel – trying to create herself through pure performativity she never succeeds to act independently of the mother and the female body.

  • 41. Björck, Amelie
    Att ha rätt till sin egen skräck: om Elfride Jelinek2006In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, no 3/4, 168-175 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 42. Björck, Amelie
    Höra hemma: familj och social förändring i svensk radioserieteater från 1930-talet till 1990-talet2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Köttätande som omedvetet trossystem2014In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 12 augusti, 23- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 44. Björck, Amelie
    Lever - en triamonolog om Sonja och döden2008In: Att göra av med sig själv: texter om författarsjälvmord / [ed] Daniel Westerlund, Hägersten: Eolit Förlag , 2008, 93-106 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 45. Björck, Amelie
    Minnesarbete: om livsmaterialets gestalter2005In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, no 5, 11-29 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 46. Björck, Amelie
    När underhållningen höjer rösten: om myteriet mot folkbildningens värdetänkande i efterkrigsårens radio2009In: Litteraturens värden / [ed] Anders Mortensen, Eslöv: Symposion Brutus Östlings bokförlag, 2009, 221-234 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature. Lunds universitet.
    Omläsning: Donna Haraway "Manifesto for cyborgs: science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the 1980s"2014In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, Vol. 44, no 1, 70-72 p.Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 48. Björck, Amelie
    Pervers orgie på mammas lapptäcke2003In: Bang : feministisk kulturtidskrift, ISSN 1102-4593, no 1, 67-70 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 49. Björck, Amelie
    Puppor att spränga: från proletärdikt till mer fritt fladdrande fjärilar2002In: Lyrikvännen, ISSN 0460-0762, no 4, 3-19 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 50.
    Björck, Amelie
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Stemmer2014In: Ord&Bild, ISSN 0030-4492, no 3-4Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Recension av bokserien Stemmer (1-12) från Aschehougs förlag

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