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  • 101.
    Aspenberg, Karin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Writing as an existential project: remarks on Strindberg’s imaginary world through a phenomenological perspective2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 102.
    Aspenberg, Karin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Wallin Wictorin, Margareta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Bildernas språk, språkets bilder: Transformationer och estetisk-kommunikativa funktioner i Selma Lagerlöfs (serie)roman En herrgårdssägen2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vår kulturella kontext genomkorsas av transfererade berättelser, teman och motiv. I spåren av ökad digi-talisering och teknisk utveckling pågår konstant mediala överföringar av språkliga och bildliga uttryck. Att skriven fiktion överförs till andra medier är numera vanligt. I det avseende var Selma Lagerlöf en föregångare. Redan i början av 1900-talet lät hon flera av sina berättelser bli film. Idag är också den teck-nade serieromanen aktuell. Ett exempel på det är att Lagerlöfs roman En herrgårdssägen, från 1899, över-fördes till serieroman av Marcus Ivarsson och gavs ut 2013. Även i Ivarssons version, i kombinationen av bilder och text, framhävs teman som kärlekens och konstens kraft, avgrundsdjup sorg och själsligt utanförskap. Men hur skildras detta i ord och bild i de två medierna litterär roman respektive tecknad serieroman? Vad är mediespecifikt och vad är medieneutralt? Vad lämnas åt läsaren att själv tolka in eller sakna i berättelsen och hur kan dessa luckor förklaras?

    Syftet med detta paper är att studera de två medieringarna av En herrgårdssägen. Teoretiska utgång-spunkter är transmedialitet och adaption (Elleström och Hutcheon). Dessa begrepp är viktiga eftersom studiet av överföringen av ett narrativ från ett medium till ett annat markerar karaktären och funktionen i ett medium jämfört med det andra, och kan ge olika typer av estetisk effekt. En annan utgångspunkt är den receptionsestetiska. Inriktningen hör till den gren av läsarorienterade teorier som har en fenomenol-ogisk inriktning. Den delar uppfattningen att berättelser till sin natur är fulla av luckor eller tomrum som vi som läsare måste/behöver/har möjlighet att fylla i om vi skall kunna skapa mening utifrån vad vi läser eller ser. (Ingarden, Iser, Abbott, Wolff). En litterär text, exempelvis, kräver läsarens aktiva medverkan, eftersom den präglas av en hög grad av obestämbarhet. Samma sak gäller serieromaner, där luckor existerar såväl mellan som inom de tecknade serierutorna.

  • 103.
    Asplund, Stig-Börje
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Education.
    Being a skilled reader: Reception patterns in vehicle engineering students' literature discussion2012In: Education Inquiry, ISSN 2000-4508, E-ISSN 2000-4508, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 243-257Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how four male vehicle engineering students at an upper secondary school in Sweden engage in literature discussion. The study combines a Conversation Analysis (CA) approach with a reception theory perspective and shows that the boys use direct reported speech (DRS) in their interaction as a technique to handle intimate and personal dimensions in the text, but also to construct themselves as skilled readers. Approaching the empirical data in this way makes it possible to go beyond the stereotyped images of (working class) boys presented in so many research papers and provide a more nuanced picture of boys' reception pattern in a school context.

  • 104.
    Augustsson, Jenny
    Karlstad University.
    A father figure´s impact on the male characters in Arthur Miller´s Death of a salesman2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 105.
    Axaeus, Jennie
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Uppgiftstyper och elevers tänkande om text2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    Does the construction of images depend on the type of the assignments given? By an investigation in an upper secondary school in the middle of Sweden, I have tried to find out if different types of assignments (individual writing assignment based on textbook questions, no assignment, and oral assignment by taking part in a discussion of the text) have any influence on how students understand literary texts. I have also looked at whether the students themselves thought the assignments given have been a help or not when creating images of the text, and what kind of assignment the students thought to be the best for their own understanding of texts.

    The results from this investigation showed that the most efficient way for students to create images and learn from the text they have read was through a discussion of the text. To not have any assignment after the reading showed to bring some clearer overall picture of the text than what the textbook based questions did. The exception was the one question which required that the students were active when answering, which also showed to have a positive influence on the students’ way of creating images. All students said that the best way to work with texts was to have a discussion about the text in question.

    Keywords: Assignment, Construction, Create, Images, Understanding.

  • 106. Axaeus, Jennie
    et al.
    Fredholm, Kent
    Olsson, AnnKristin
    Ryen, Maria
    Söderström, Anna
    Thoursie, Stig
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Centrum för språk- och litteraturdidaktik.
    Tordebring, Suzzi
    Granath, Solveig
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Centrum för språk- och litteraturdidaktik.
    Granström, Malin
    Gulliksson, Anna
    Gustafsson, Frida
    Kilman, Joakim
    Miliander, June
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Centrum för språk- och litteraturdidaktik.
    Myerscough, Jennifer
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Centrum för språk- och litteraturdidaktik.
    Nilsson, Therese
    Portar till språk och litteratur: CSL 20072007Book (Other scientific)
    Abstract [sv]

    Språk och litteratur öppnar portar till nya världar. Detta var temat för 2007 års CSL-dag. I denna bok har vi samlat fjorton av bidragen som presenterades på konferensen, skrivna av forskare och studenter vid Karlstads universitet.

    Håller engelskan på att förstöra svenskan? Är dagens elever sämre på att skriva än ungdomarna var för tjugo år sedan? Skall vi ha en litteraturkanon i skolan - och läser eleverna över huvud taget böcker nu för tiden? Detta är några av de frågor som ställs i artiklarna där svaren kanske kan överraska.

    Andra artiklar handlar om hur man stimulerar elever till att läsa och skriva, problematiken när det gäller att undervisa i svenska som andraspråk och varför elever väljer - eller inte väljer - att studera något annat främmande språk än engelska. Porten kanske finns där - men den är inte alltid helt lätt att öppna!

  • 107.
    Axelsson, Jan
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    New Times, New Heroes: Ambiguity, Socio-Political Issues and Post Modernism in Frank Miller's Graphic Novel The Dark Knight Returns2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns is one of the first graphic novels to redraw the map for this kind of literature but perhaps first and foremost for the characteristics of superheroes and villains. It is a story which we have read before in the sense that Batman, the eternal crime fighter, chases his arch enemies Two Face and the Joker, but it is also a new story in which we meet an ambiguous and complex superhero. Batman has become an old man tormented by his past, in which his side kick Robin died, and the present, where he is forbidden to operate under his alias. It is also a story of a corrupt and inept government and its errand boy, Superman.  In my analysis I have focused on how Miller has changed the superhero and made him more complex than we are used to see. For instance does a super hero have to have superpowers or is it enough to be super-potential?  Furthermore I will show how socio- realism and socio-political issues, such as a corrupt government, have crossed over to comics. My conclusion is that this old Batman has gone from a young crime fighter to an old anarchist and altruist. The fact is that there are no clear borders or lines between good or bad, crime fighter and villain, the characters, and comics, are no longer in black and white but more brought forth in different shades of grey.  

  • 108.
    Axén, Robin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    In Conflict with Conformity: The Protagonist’s Struggle against Victorian Institutions and Gendered Behavioral Norms in Jane Eyre2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines the theme of conformity in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre. It highlights in particular the protagonist’s conflict with conformity as criticism of social inequality in terms of gender. The analysis builds on the patriarchal concept of the angel of the house, as described by Lois Tyson and Alastair Henry and Catharine Walker Bergström, which is a definition of the governing codes of behavior women of the nineteenth century were expected to follow within both the domestic and professional sphere. Specifically, these spheres are organized through significant Victorian institutions such as the household, the education and employment of women and the marriage. The behavior of Jane is discussed in relation to these institutions as a means to support the argument of the protagonist distancing herself from contemporary gender norms. The conclusion of the essay shows that Jane’s circumstances within these institutions leads to her deviation from behavioral norms as a deliberate action.

  • 109.
    Axén, Robin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Center for Language and Literature in Education.
    Projektarbeten på gymnasieskolans yrkesförberedande program: Elevers färdigheter inom formellt skriftspråk och lärares undervisning om formellt skrivande2013Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Formal writing is an essential part of teaching Swedish and is fundamental for higher education and professional career. The aim of my essay is to research what didactic methods Swedish teachers utilizes in upper secondary school to improve students' abilities to write formal texts. I will also examine students’ project papers in an attempt to measure the extent of formal word choice.  In the presentation of the literature I decided to use, for example, Per Olov Svedner’s perspective on writing as a process, Siv Strömquist’s manuals for essay writing and various literature regarding linguistic correctness and essay layout. Interviews with three upper secondary school teachers reveals that active feedback is a basis for students development regarding formal writing in both school and professional career. An analysis of the project papers points to insecurities regarding subjectivity, objectivity and punctuation as common issues within academic writing.

  • 110.
    Backman, Rebecka
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Feministiska budskap hos Jane Austen: En studie av samhällskritik i Northanger Abbey och dess relevans som undervisningsmaterial i kursen svenska 22019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Jane Austen novels deals with young women in the late eighteenth century and early twentieth century and have made her one of the classical writers of the English literature. Northanger Abbey (1818), one of her first novels, is also one of her most humoristic and ironic productions. Although, it is not her most mentioned or most famous novels but it is, in my own words, one of her most underestimated novels. In Northanger Abbey, the actual class differences, gender roles and gender expectations that existed in England during her time are reflected. This paper uses gender theory with a biographic foundation to examine how Austen uses satire to criticize society. Through an analyze of the novel, social criticism can be distinguished where women’s conditions, their role and position as well as social conventions, the patriarchy and the popular gothic genre are criticized. The essay concludes that Austen uses humor, irony and parody as tools to be able to say what was publicly forbidden to say and the novel thereby criticizes the social norms. Austen has written a novel that includes a number of messages and shows feministic signs as she takes a stand for women’s rights and status. Through Northanger Abbey’s rich content it proves to be a suitable material to use in the school to promote the students’ development and learning, in oral as well as written form.

  • 111.
    Backman, Rebecka
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    The Awakening of a Modern Self: Self-Discovery in Kate Chopin’s Novel The Awakening2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay argues that The Awakening treats the 1890s “modern woman” that arose from feminist ideas and the women’s movement, challenging patriarchal society with an independent lifestyle. Following Ringe, this essay suggests that the novel has a purpose of showing the process and the development of the protagonist’s individual self. But rather than connect this theme to the transcendentalist notion of the self, as Ringe does, this essay looks at this theme in the light of the notion of the “modern woman”. By arguing that Edna develops into a modern woman during this process, the essay finds that she moves from the traditional position as a “patriarchal woman” towards the role of an “emancipated woman”. Further, the essay shows that Edna’s development and thereby her attempt to change her position fails as the process of self-discovery is conflicted, resulting in Edna’s suicide. Finally, by also arguing that the novel treats a woman’s self and the process of a development, the essay visualizes that the novel is built-up by seven steps that together constitute the process from “patriarchal woman” to “emancipated woman”. This process awakens a self-awareness and self-image within Edna that are strengthened with each of these step as she becomes a “modern woman”.

  • 112.
    Baltzersen, Sandra
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Undervisa engelska på engelska: Ett sätt att göra målspråket till arbetsspråk2007Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    High school students of today frequently come into contact with the English language through

    radio and television. Many students even manage to read instruction manuals and understand

    how technical devices work, such as, for example, computer games. However, most teachers

    underestimate their students’ ability and persist in using Swedish to explain how the English

    language works. I have analysed how high school students manage when they take an English

    grammar test in English. My results show that the students manage very well. Learning is

    rather about the meta cognitive ability of the students which, is what both teachers and

    students should spend more time on in order to achieve successful learning.

  • 113.
    Basile, Jennifer
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Democratic and Totalitarian Power Systems in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Summary

    One important theme in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies is power. The boys in Lord of the Flies copy the behavior of their parents: competing, fighting and even killing each other for power. They form two groups, each following a different power system, the democratic system on the one side and the totalitarian system on the other.

    My aim in this essay is to examine the complexity of these power systems in Lord of the Flies, revealed in the two layers in which they appear in the story, the boys on the island and the adults in their world. Moreover I want to show how Golding contributes both positive and negative traits to both systems, never falling into the habit of giving a black and white picture of either of the power systems. Overall I will focus on two boys, Jack and Ralph, exemplifying through them how the two systems gain their power, develop their structures, which methods they use to keep power, and how the systems handle crisis. At the end of my essay I then will shortly illustrate how Golding connects the adult world and their behavior to the boys’ story.

    My conclusion is that Golding shows very clearly that the desire for power and the will to fight and kill for it exists in both adults and children. Overall his attempt is to illustrate that it is difficult to have an absolute, perfect and ideal power system. There are always things that can be criticized and improved. However, he does indicate that certain systems are more dangerous than others. The totalitarian power system can escalate much easier into savagery than the democratic system. So, Golding prefers power systems that benefit the community rather than only the leader himself.

  • 114.
    Basile, Jennifer
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Prototypes in Europe and North America: How they reflect gender and cultural differences2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 15 points / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to find out whether Europeans and North Americans differ as to what they consider to be best examples of four categories; namely vehicles, clothes, vegetables, and furniture. I compared the two continents with each other and tried to find out to what extent the cultural differences really influence the best examples chosen by the research participants. Further, I briefly

    compared the prototypes with European females and males and North American females and males and tried to point out some differences between the two genders. Moreover I tried to connect the differences to cultural and gender related factors. The results show the existence of some good and some bad examples that were the same no matter if we looked at the European list or the North American one. However, as we have found out through our research there seem to be strong cultural reasons for the best examples the participants chose. It is a natural behavior to choose prototypes of categories that are well known by the research participants. The best known items are those which are present in the lives of the participants. So, for example riding a bicycle does not seem to be very common among people in North America. They consider bicycle only a lower average example for the category vehicles, whereas Europeans for example seem to use bicycles much more often. They place it on rank four out of 17. People seem to choose things they know or are interested in.

  • 115.
    Bengtsson Högman, Malinda
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
    Lindqvist, Manuel
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
    Förskollärare som språkutbildare: En studie om förskollärarens roll som språkutbildare i förskolan under planerade pedagogiska aktiviteter2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to provide knowledge about how preschool teachers use their role as language educators during planned educational activities. Language is a major part of our communication and children's development. The study processes how preschool teachers work to simulate children's language development from a socio-cultural perspective.

    The methods used to present the study consist of both observations and interviews. These two methods complement each other well based on the information they give as the observation gives an insight into what is happening in practice while the interviews confirm or deny the observation material based on the preschool teacher's view.

    The result of the study emphasizes that the participating preschool teachers see themselves as permanent language educators. They are aware of how different interventions lead to different learning situations and that the children are affected by what expressions and behaviors are used.

    The study also shows that preschool teachers work mostly with the language integrated into the remaining subjects and not in individual learning. They use several subjects in an activity for optimal development and learning for the children.

  • 116.
    Berg Mattsson, Alexander
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Reading Matters: An Exploration of ELT textbooks in Sweden and their approach to reading2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The present thesis investigates to what extent contemporary ELT textbooks include reading materials as well as what types of texts are being used and what reading strategies they seemingly promote. Additionally, the study analyzes whether there is a noticeable discrepancy in teaching materials designed for the vocational and university preparatory and considers whether the design of the current textbook is representative of the current view of reading as a teaching tool as reflected in official policy documents. Through the means of a content analysis of a total of six in use ELT textbooks, the study discovers that few ELT textbooks include a satisfactory amount of reading materials and that there is a significant discrepancy between teaching materials intended for the separate orientations of upper secondary school in Sweden. It is also discovered that the set of textbooks largely reflect the current view of language teaching. The study concludes that the current practice of language teaching is ill-suited to counter the development of declining reading literacy and suggests an alternative methodology in extensive reading. 

  • 117.
    Berg Mattsson, Alexander
    Karlstad University.
    The unraveling of Orwell´s puzzle: A literary analysis of the characters in George Orwell´s Animal farm2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 118.
    Berg, Pia
    Karlstad University.
    Grammatik ett redskap för utveckning av kunskaper i och om språk2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 119.
    Bergfelt, Andrea
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Las actitudes en el aprendizaje de una segunda lengua: Una comparación entre las actitudes de estudiantes españoles hacia el inglés y estudiantes suecos hacia el español2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [es]

    Resumen

    Los factores que influyen en el aprendizaje son muchas. Los profesores que enseñan una segunda lengua tienen que tener conciencia de cómo los alumnos aprenden y lo que afecta el aprendizaje de cada uno de ellos. En este estudio hemos llevado a cabo una investigación sobre las actitudes de los estudiantes. Hemos relizado encuestas en un colegio español sobre las actitudes hacia el aprendizaje del inglés y en un colegio suecos hacia el aprendizaje del español. El propósito es comparar los dos grupos e investigar la importancia de las actitudes en la enseñaza y mostrar el papel del entorno acerca de las actitudes. Las respuestas de las encuestas han mostrado que los alumnos españoles son más positivos que los suecos. Además vemos que las actitudes de los alumnos son parecidas a las que creen que hay en su entorno. Sacamos la conclusión que el entorno influye en las actitudes y ellas afectan al aprendizaje. Esto nos hace entender la importancia de ser conciente de las actitudes de los alumnos y su entorno como profesor de segundas lenguas.

  • 120.
    Berggren, Amalia
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Surveillance in Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Dismantling of Privacy in Oceania2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to analyze how certain elements of panopticism manage to dismantle the notion of privacy in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. By reading the text through a lens of panopticism, a theory introduced by Jeremy Bentham, I give examples on how the surveillance methods used by the Party share similarities with the system of surveillance within a Panoptic prison, but also in what ways that they differ. In the end, it is obvious that the society of Oceania cannot be considered to be a complete Panopticon, although several elements of panopticism are present within the text and that they dismantle the aspect of privacy in the novel. 

  • 121.
    Berggren, Elin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Characterization in Social Satire: A comparative analysis of the heroines Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austenʼs Pride and Prejudice, and Becky Sharp in William Makepeace Thackerayʼs Vanity Fair2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay presents a comparative analysis of the characterizations of the female protagonists Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen̕ s Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Becky Sharp in William Makepeace Thackeray̕ s Vanity Fair (1847-1848). The analysis is conducted from a gender perspective, and with the use of feminist criticism. The two novels complement each other since they are both satirical images of society, concerning aspects such as class and gender. Also, both novels  portray women climbing the class ladder, during the period of the Napoleonic wars. In the comparison, the main focus lies on the social satire constructed around the heroines of these novels. I come to the conclusion that Austen̕ s and Thackeray̕ s characterizations are very different from each other, mainly due to their different satirical approaches. This conclusion is put in relation to a patriarchal context and to feminist values.

  • 122.
    Berggren, Josefine
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
    Hur förskolans värdegrund synliggörs i barnlitteratur: En analys av fyra bilderböcker2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate how pre-school values makes visible in children´s literature. Thereby the study adds more knowledge of which norms and values the children meet through children´s literature. To achieve the purpose, I have chosen to analyse four picture books written 2012 and 2016. The publishing years are chosen so that the books in an accurate way can describe the norms and values we see today.

    The results show that we in children´s literature can see the basic democratic values on which the preschool´s values rests. The characters in the picture books shows good examples of values such as care, respect, solidarity, participation, equality and human dignity. However, values such as discipline and integrity are usually portrayed by the fact that the characters first make mistakes and then correct them to desired behaviours around these values. The most obvious norm in the analysed picture books were the norm of gender. In particular, we see how this norm is challenged and questioned by the fact that several of the girls are portrayed with male characteristics and that the boys discuss what is considered typically male and female.

  • 123.
    Berglund, Maria M.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Värv och verk: Förnyelse och tradition i Nordisk kvinnolitteraturhistoria från tillkomst till tryckt bok2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Nordisk kvinnolitteraturhistoria [The History of Nordic Women’s Literature; henceforth NKLH] is a history of literature published in five volumes 1993–1998. It was written with the overtly stated intention to change literary history on feminist grounds. The primary aim of this doctoral thesis is to map out and analyze the ways in which NKLH shows renewal and tradition compared to the histories of literature that it was a critique of. What conventions and criteria in the genre of literary history has the group of researchers strived to challenge, and what have they overlooked or neglected? How was the ambition of renewal in NKLH received on publication? What underlying factors in the project’s design and execution can account for the final product? The thesis explores these questions in three main chapters: one that analyses the processes of writing NKLH by means of an archival study, one that analyses the reception of the volumes in newspapers and journals, and one that analyses aspects of renewal and tradition in the four chronological volumes.

    The most significant ways in which NKLH shows renewal compared to previous histories of literature are in its reinterpretations of canonized authors and in its broad inclusion of different types of texts in the first two volumes. The Nordic approach is another area of renewal. The inter-Nordic perspectives in the volumes tend, however, toward a Danish-Swedish dominance. In some aspects NKLH also shows tradition, most notably in its strong developmental narrative and in its selection of literary genres in the latter two volumes. That NKLH shows both renewal and tradition is a result partly of what the researchers involved wanted to convey, partly of long-lived traditions and expectations within the genre of literary history, and partly of material factors such as organization, funding, geographical outspread and the parallel production of national histories of women’s literature in two of the Nordic countries.

  • 124.
    Berglund, Susanna
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Om användningen av skriftspråket i sms och chatt2009Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 125.
    Bergman, Catharina
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Vrede och solidaritet som motstånd: I Jenny Wrangborgs Vad ska vi göra med varandra och Anneli Jordahls Som hundarna i Lafayette Park2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis explores two literary texts written from a female working class perspective: Vad ska vi göra med varandra, a poetry collection by Jenny Wrangborg and Som hundarna i Lafayette Park, a novel by Anneli Jordahl. My aim for this thesis was to find out what kind of function war, seeking refuge, fighting for freedom, as well as experiences of these phenomena, have in the studied works. The categories class, gender, ethnicity and race have been interpreted through intersectional theories. The literary works have also been discussed by using concepts such as respectability, identification, alienation, solidarity, identity, wrath and cynicism. In conclusion, the study shows that the narrators identify themselves on basis of class to a greater extent than gender, and they use the experiences of other ethnicities and non-whites for comparisons with working class experiences as well as to create a common ground of solidarity. In addition, wrath appears as an important motive power in these works. Furthermore, the works got report book characteristics and lend voice to non-privileged groups of people, depict nuanced images of the alienation concept and show that dignity and solidarity can be used as rebellion against a cynical contemporary.

  • 126.
    Bergman, Frida
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Darra och skaka häxorna är tillbaka?: Häxan i tre nordiska fantasytexter för barn och ungdom2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines how the witch is depicted in tree Nordic fantasy novels for children and young adults: Cirkeln by Sara Elfgren and Mats Strandberg, Vildhäxa: Eldprovet by Lene Kaaberøl and De stulna Barnen, Fly Sol Fly by Jo Salmson. The point of departure is the witch of the seventies and her importance as feministic icon during the women’s moment at the time, and how those feministic potentials are affected when the witch is depicted in popular literature for children and teenagers. These novels were published during the year of 2011 and it can be said that they are part of a general tendency in the genre during this year.

         The hero of these novels is the good witch, and her representation is mostly based on the existing mythology of the witch, but she is also depicted as a new kind of witch.

         Her main function is not to make a feministic superhero; instead she is used to highlight the theme of the other. The girl takes on a new role as the witch, as the other, a role that is mostly described as problematic. The good witch has to restrain her powers, when the evil characters of these narratives are allowed to embrace the potentials of being the other.

         The conclusion is that the witch is deprived of her power and her feministic potentials in these narratives, and it is done through different strategies intended to bring the witch within the norm.

  • 127. Bergman, Kerstin
    et al.
    Bäckström, PerUniversity of Tromsö, Norway.Claesson, ChristianDahlberg, LeifForslid, TorbjörnHenrikson, PaulaHelgesson, StefanIngvarsson, JonasJohansson, AndersJohansson, ChristerLysell, RolandMöller, HåkanLindhé, CeciliaNovén, BengtOrlov, JaninaSjöholm, CeciliaSundén, JennyUllén, MagnusKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Codex and Code: Aestethcis, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media: NORLIT 2009, Stockholm, August 6-9, 20092010Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the conference was to develop the study of Comparative Literature through Nordic collaboration both in its own discipline and in Modern Language and Cultural studies. As the title for the conference suggests, the principal question for the conference was the challenge that the study of literature encounters in an age of digitalization and globalization. It was our aim to encourage discussion of how literary studies respond to the ongoing changes in media and technology, politics and economy. Many have argued that the Humanities currently are in a state of crisis. We believe that the discipline seldom has found itself in such an interesting and fruitful historical moment. Several of these questions have surfaced duringearlier media system changes, in particular during Romanticism and Modernism, which provided the conference with an historical frame. The conference Codex and Code also addressed questions of authenticity and originality, identity and gender, literary genres and reading practices, media and materiality, culture and popular culture, language and history, world literature, work aesthetics, translations, and canon formation.

  • 128.
    Bergman, Malin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Två olika versioner av Ett öga rött: En studie i intermedialitet2011Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 129.
    Bergström, Anna
    Karlstad University.
    Kusligheter: En studie av det kusliga och det fantastiska i Jo Nesbøs Snömannen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 130.
    Bergström, Karin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Tre teorier om läsförståelse och skönlitteratur2008Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay describes some different writers´, researchers´, and pedagogues´ views of the complex subject that good reading comprehension is. The essay describes how the pupils develop to literary thinkers with good reading comprehension, through the method of building a world of envisions. Another method which the essay analyses is the so called book-talking method. The importance of the fact, that the pedagogue together with the pupils, develop strategies to obtain good reading comprehension is also discussed. Practical advice about how the pedagogue can work with reading comprehension are also given examples of. The essay pays great attention to analyse the benefit of fiction in developing good reading comprehension. A good reading comprehension, that is not only a resource when reading fiction, but also a resource in daily schoolwork is given emphasis to in the essay. In the analyse about the benefits of good reading comprehension establishes the fact that this, in combination with the pedagogues respect for the pupils, developes an increasing social competence among the pupils. This essay ascertains that the knowledge about what benefits good reading comprehension is, has to be spread and supported among teachers and pedagouges.

  • 131.
    Bergvall, Victoria
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education.
    Young Swedish students' knowledge of English grammatical morphemes2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Research has shown that children who have English as a first language acquire grammatical morphemes in a predictable order. Many researchers claim that second language learners also follow a predictable pattern when learning English grammatical morphemes regardless of their linguistic background, and that the same mechanisms are responsible for both first and second language acquisition.

    The aim of this paper was to study Swedish students’ knowledge of English grammatical morphemes, and to compare their knowledge with that of second language learners from other countries as well as with that of first language learners.

    The results show that Swedish students seem to acquire morphemes in a similar way to that of second language learners in general and that they make errors similar to those made by first language learners. For example, the copula was almost fully acquired, while the third person regular and irregular constituted a problem for the students. The most notable exception was the possessive ´s, which Swedish students seem to acquire at an early stage compared to other second language learners.

  • 132.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    A Myth Retold: C. S. Lewis' 'Till We Have Faces'1984In: Mythlore, ISSN 0146-9339, Vol. 39, p. 5-12Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 133.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    A Narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson as Augustinian Confession2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 134.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    An Answer to Matthew A. Fike2010In: Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, ISSN 0939-5482, Vol. 19, no 1-3, p. 6-8Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 135.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Apocalyptic Imagery in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis2012In: Literature film quarterly, ISSN 0090-4260, Vol. 40, no 4, p. 246-257Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 136.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Augustine's Confessions and Occidental Narrative2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 137.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Augustinian Perspectives in the Renaissance2001Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study investigates four areas in which the Augustinian presence was felt throughout the Renaissance: psychology, epistemology, the arts, and politics (one chapter is dedicated to each area). Augustine’s intellectual and spiritual development is interpreted as consisting of an early Plotinian period (ca. 386-396), and a later Pauline period (ca. 386-430). These influences resulted in two partially contradictory perspectives: one predominantly vertical (incorporeal and a-historical), the other more horizontal (taking into account the vicissitudes of time and history). The argument of the study is that the Plotinian and Pauline paradigms influenced the Renaissance in different ways, traceable in its literature. Without pretending comprehensiveness, the study follows a rough chronological outline. After an introduction that investigates Augustine’s development, the first chapter centers on Petrarch while the last three have Edmund Spenser as their special focus. Chapters two and four have a broader perspective that in addition to Spenser take in seminal thinkers from Ficino and Luther to Greville and Hooker.

  • 138.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Augustinus Bekännelser och det västerländska berättandet: 2006In: Berätta för att förstå?: Sju essäer / [ed] Åke Bergvall,, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2006, p. 17-40Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 139.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Between Eusebius and Augustine: Una and the Cult of Elizabeth1997In: English literary renaissance, ISSN 0013-8312, E-ISSN 1475-6757, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 3-30Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln visar hur den engelske renässanspoeten Edmund Spenser i sin politiska teori, uttryckt i bok 1 av hans epos The Faerie Queene, går en balansgång mellan de två kyrkofäderna Eusebius och Augustinus

  • 140.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Formal and Verbal Logocentrism in Augustine and Spenser1996In: Studies in Philology, ISSN 0039-3738, E-ISSN 1543-0383, Vol. 93, no 3, p. 251-266Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln visar hur kyrkofadern Augustinus' logocentriska syn på kommunikationen kan uppdelas i en formell del (där det numerära är avgörande) och en verbal del (där språket är avgörande), och att dessa bådadelar influerade renässansen på olika sätt; artikeln tar sedan Spensers författarskap som exempel

  • 141.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Melanchthon and Tudor England1994In: Cultural Exchange between European Nations during the Renaissance / [ed] Sorelius, Gunnar, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1994, p. 85-95Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 142.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Of "Beast" and "Man"2005In: The power of words: Studies in honour of Moira Linnarud / [ed] Solveig Granath, June Miliander, Elisabeth Wennö, Karlstad: Karlstad University , 2005, p. 23-30Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    En undersökning av de filosofiska och sociala konnotationer orden "man" och "beast" hade från den engelska renässansen och framåt

  • 143.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Of Mountains and Men: Vision and Memory in Wordsworth and Petrarch1998In: Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, ISSN 0939-5482, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 44-57Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln visar hur både Petrarca och Wordsworth använder sig av kyrkofadern Augustinus' teorier och personliga exempel tagna från hans Bekännelser

  • 144.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Realism and Rhetoric in Charles Dicken's Hard Times2003In: Realism and Its Discontents / [ed] Danuta Fjellestad, Elizabeth Kella, Karlskrona: Blekinge Institute of Technology , 2003, p. 107-131Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 145.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Reason in English Renaissance Humanism: Starkey, More, and Ascham1994In: Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, ISSN 0939-5482, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 213-225Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 146.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Reason in Luther, Calvin, and Sidney1992In: The Sixteenth Century Journal, ISSN 0361-0160, E-ISSN 2326-0726, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 115-127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The poetry and literary theory of Sir Phillip Sidney have become a focal point for a broader investigation of the interaction between humanism and reformation. Elizabethan England, according to some literary scholars, was a battleground between these "incompatible" forces. This study seeks to modify this forced dichotomy by showing that humanism and Protestantism were not at odds. It focuses on Luther and Calvin, and demonstrates that their views on learning and human reason were more differentiated than the blanket condemnation they often are accused of. A second objective is to show that Sidney's poetics largely conform to the guidelines on reason set down by the reformers.

  • 147.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Redcrosse's Contested Conversion: Edmund Spenser's Legend of Holiness2010Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 148.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Religion as Contention and Community-making in The Faerie Queene, Book I2009In: Writing and Religion in England, 1558-1689 / [ed] Roger D. Sell och Anthony W. Johnsson, Aldershot: Ashgate , 2009Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 149.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Department of Languages.
    Resurrection as Blasphemy in Canto 5 of Edmund Spenser's "The Legend of Holiness"2007In: Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate, ISSN 0939-5482, Vol. 16, no 1-3, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 150.
    Bergvall, Åke
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Review of E. L. Saak, Creating Augustine: Interpreting Augustine and Augustinianism in the Later Middle Ages2013In: Renaissance quarterly, ISSN 0034-4338, E-ISSN 1935-0236, Vol. 66, no 1, p. 169-70Article, book review (Refereed)
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