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Information udgiver det nye årtusinds første danske litteraturhistorie. Bogen er skrevet af tre af dansk litteraturkritiks mest respekterede skribenter og hver artikel tager afsæt i en litterær begivenhed fra det 21. århundredes første 20 år. ”Tirsdag den 12. december kl. 9.59 stiger en ca. 35-årig mand af toget Bertel Thor- valdsen, der netop er ankommet til Københavns Hovedbanegård fra Tyskland.” Året er 2000 og manden er ”tilfældet” Claus Nielsen. Det er én af begyndelserne på de seneste 20 års litteraturhistorie og som siden har budt på alt fra nye former for hjemstavnslitteratur over økopoesi til krimiserier i massevis. 20 før 20 er historien om den danske litteratur i de første to årtier af det 21. århundrede. Hver artikel er skrevet med afsæt i en central litterær begivenhed fra hvert af de pågældende 20 år. Erik Skyum-Nielsen er lektor ved Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab på Københavns Universitet, litteraturkritiker ved Dagbladet Information siden 1978. Tue Andersen Nexø er kritiker ved Dagbladet Information og lektor ved Institut for Kunst- og Kulturvidenskab, Københavns Universitet. Han har bl.a. udgivet Vidnes- byrd fra velfærdsstaten (2016). Kizaja Ulrikke Routhe-Mogensen er litteratur- og teaterkritiker ved Dagbladet In- formation.
I 1967 udkom fem børnebøger, som skulle vise sig at få afgørende betydning for den danske børnelitteraturs udvikling. De fem bøger var Ole Lund Kirkegaards Lille Virgil, Cecil Bødkers Silas og den sorte hoppe, Halfdan Rasmussens Halfdans ABC, Flemming Quist Møllers Cykelmyggen Egon og Benny Andersens Snøvsen og Eigil og katten i sækken. Med udgangspunkt i de fem værker giver Trine May en status over børne- og ungdomslitteraturen anno 2017. Bogen afsluttes med et fagdidaktisk efterskrift.Pressen skriver: »Dansk børnelitteratur fremstår hos Trine May som noget helt særligt, og bogens katalog af forfattere og illustratorer fortjener bestemt stor opmærksomhed […]«- Anna Karlskov Skyggebjerg, Weekendavisen »En fremragende, dybdegående og fyldestgørende bog om den danske børnelitteraturs fødsel og udvikling. […] En bog ethvert bibliotek bør have stående.«- Mette F. F Dyreborg, Lektør
Bogen fortæller om den aktuelle litterære scene i Tyrkiet – især med fokus på den unge forfattergeneration, som nu er i 20’erne, 30’erne og 40’erne. Hvilke forestillinger, håb og holdninger kommer til udtryk i denne litteratur? Hvordan influerer forfatternes opvækst i et land med statskup, nyliberalistisk modernisering, nyreligiøsitet, sociale medier, voksende nationalisme, censur og politisk undertrykkelse? Foruden spændingerne mellem Øst og Vest og mellem tradition og moderne liv?‘Det fortælles i Istanbul’ viser også, hvordan det litterære medie bruges sprogligt artistisk, eksperimenterende, debatterende eller i nye krydsformer med andre medier som film, udstillings- og festival-aktiviteter. Bogen viser os også den aktuelle litteraturs spændvidde fra dristige formeksperimenter på grænsen mellem realisme og surrealisme til genanvendelse af gammel mundtlig fortælletradition – og hermed tyrkisk litteraturs helt nye ansatser i et verdenslitterært perspektiv.Bogen er vigtig i den danske offentlighed lige nu, hvor kendskabet til Tyrkiet formidles gennem tv og aviser i en ofte stærkt politiseret atmosfære. Den tyrkiske litteratur taler med en anden stemme, der kan nuancere og fundere en bredere kulturel dialog mellem vore lande.
En dansk litteraturhistorie én miniature og fortæller i seks kapitler om nogle af de vigtigste kampe, der har præget dansk kultur i nyere tid. Erik Svendsen viser, hvordan litteraturen er i tæt samspil med den samfundsmæssige udvikling, og hvordan den kan udvide vores virkelighedsforståelse.Nogle kampe har primært udspillet sig i den kunstneriske arena, mens andre viser hvordan samfundsproblemer får litterær form. Der er kapitler om, hvordan biopolitik og eksklusion af marginaleksistenser praktiseres af selv intellektuelle, om hvordan middelklassetilværelsen rummer sine skyggesider, og om hvordan autofiktiv biografisme kan være mere end selvpromovering. Der er kapitler, som afliver myten om henholdsvis den litterære minimalisme i starten af 90 erne og hjemstavnsdigtningen i udgangen af 00 erne, og der er et kapitel om den sammensatte realisme, som vandt frem i anden halvdel af 00 erne. Kampe om virkeligheden. Tendenser i dansk prosa 1990-2010 rummer blandt andet analyser af værker af Helle Helle, Christina Hesselholdt, Bent Vinn Nielsen, Jan Sonnergaard, Kim Leine, Kristian Ditlev Jensen, Morten Sabroe, Jens Chr. Grøndahl, Jens Smærup Sørensen, Solvej Balle, Carsten Jensen og Naja Marie Aidt.
op. 101 er en ny samling af de aforismer og kortere essay, som den svenske litterat Horace Engdahl har gjort til sin foretrukne genre. Denne gang ser forfatteren fra balkonen i sin nye hjemby (Göteborg) ud på en tilværelse, der har skiftet form, efterhånden som en ny æra og tidsånd tog over. Han reflekterer over tiden, der er gået, hvad der er sket med ham, dét, der forvandlede omverdenens opfattelse af ham, såvel som hans egen. Hans mildhed er blevet ham berøvet. Men ud over tabet finder han en ny, tidligere utænkelig lykke, der lader tanken bevæge sig friere, være mere provokerende, føles mere sand. Det hele munder ud i to sublime essays om Bachs Mattæuspassion og Beethovens klaversonate op. 101.
Mikkel Fønsskov og Anders Magelund har interviewet ni af landets absolutte topledere og en kendt og elsket forfatter. Resultatet er en inspirerende bog, der ikke alene stimulerer læselysten, men også blotlægger, hvorfor læsning af skønlitteratur er det mentale brændstof, som driver disse ledere.I Hvem er bange for Moby Dick? hører vi fra lederne selv, hvorfor de til hver en tid hellere læser en god roman end en ledelsesbog – hvordan det styrker deres empati, gør dem bedre til at kommunikere og motivere, og hvordan skønlitteratur lærer dem at træde i karakter.Det er de gode historier, der gør dem klogere på værdier, trends, og hvad der egentlig driver mennesker og medarbejdere, og på hvordan man leder gennem store transformationer og forløser potentialer. Hvem skulle have troet, at nogle af Danmarks vigtiste topledere baserer deres lederskab på Karen Blixen, John Steinbeck og Henrik Pontoppidan?Samtalepartnere:Knud Bartels, Marianne Dahl, Mette Frederiksen, Christian Jensen, Morten Hesseldahl, Hanne-Vibeke Holst, Henrik Mulvad, André Rogaczewski, Sine Sunesen og Margrethe Vestager
Prosaen er blevet kaldt den moderne litteraturs maskinrum, fordi den breder litteraturens virkefelt ud. Inden for nyere prosateori beskrives prosaen som verdensvendt, rummelig, operativ, genreoverskridende, virkelighedsudvidende og hybrid.Antologiens bidrag indeholder grundlæggende refleksioner over prosaen i en modernistisk kontekst og over dens forhold til lyrik og poesi. Det geografiske perspektiv i romaner og essays har særlig bevågenhed blandt bidragsyderne og kobles til en ekspanderende kontekst af opdagelsesrejser, kolonisering og globalisering og de dermed forbundne kulturmøder. I denne henseende repræsenterer bidragene et bredt udsnit af ældre og nyere, store og små litterære geografier i og uden for Europa. Prosaen spiller fint sammen med den opprioritering af sted og rum, som vi har set vokse frem inden for de senere årtiers litteratur og forskning i litteratur.Med denne antologi stiger vi ombord for at nærme os prosaens radierende felter. Der er undervejs stoppesteder i Island, Færøerne, Danmark, Norge, Sverige, Italien og Nord- og Sydamerika. Prosaen selv ser ud til at være ustoppelig.
Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: The paper intends to show you the relevance of power and authority in David Mitchell's novel ¿Cloud Atlas¿. To do so this paper investigates the different characters and their identities. Do they all suffer from a kind of oppression and what else do they have in common concerning the question of dominance of stronger people towards weaker?These questions will be answered in the first chapter of the main body. Here the reader has to expect an overview of the different actions of the narrators rather than a general study of their characters. The several forms of oppression and the dangers the main characters had, have or will have to fear will be outlined. Furthermore, some other aspects and terms will be mentioned and explained there in general, especially the concept of temporality and its meaning inside the novel. After giving you this review I will concentrate on two main protagonists, Adam Ewing and Sonmi~451. Here again, but in a lot more detail, I will highlight the relevance of colonialism, dominance and slavery in the cases of these two characters. Questions that guide these chapters are the following: What have the narrators done or what have they not done to escape from their fate and what is the solution of their problems? In addition to the previous issues and goals I strive to achieve I want to complete this term paper with a conclusion. This conclusion first of all contains a summary of the general aspects dealt with in the main body. Moreover, a thesis will be established that might be controversial and proper to be discussed in subsequent contentions with the same or similar topics and will of course have reference to the overall topic colonialism, dominance and slavery in David Mitchell¿s ¿Cloud Atlas¿.
'The Traumatic Celebration of Beauty in Alan Hollinghurst's Fiction' is the first monograph to delve into all the novels published by the writer so far: from his extraordinary debut, 'The Swimming-Pool Library' (1988), to 'The Sparsholt's Affair' (2017). The chapters follow a chronological order in Hollinghurst's production. However, all of them address the complex interaction of traumatic and celebratory discourses as voiced by gay and queer characters ranging from the twentieth to the early twenty-first century. This timely volume is intended to explore the limits of same-sex desire and identity in Hollinghurst's six novels drawing on trauma theory and intertextuality.
Seminar paper from the year 2019 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Cologne (Englisches Seminar 1), course: Flappers and Philosophers: American Modernist Women Writers, language: English, abstract: Meg Wolitzer¿s 2019 novel "The Female Persuasion" explores the past, present and foreseeable future of the women¿s rights movement in the USA, which is commonly categorized into three Waves. The author focuses on the Second Wave and the Third Wave, for which she exemplarily uses two protagonists of not only different generations but also with very contrasting personalities - Faith Frank and Greer Kadetsky.Wolitzer, given her birth year of 1959, is to be allocated with Second Wave feminism and says that she "feels like a feminist and therefore writes like a feminist". She portrays the difficulties the two generations need to overcome to unite for the same cause. This paper explores to what extent the protagonists align with the characteristics of the Waves they are ought to represent, and in what ways they might act contrary to them. Furthermore, it will analyze the relationship between Faith and Greer which represents the attitudes of Second Wavers and Third Wavers towards each other. This paper will include the definition of the Second Wave and the Third Wave, as well as the main analysis of the novel. The analysis will not only include the points mentioned, but will also contain a general analysis of each of the protagonists' personalities and behaviors which will continuously be drawn back to the individual Waves.The aim of this paper is to show the parallels between Wolitzer's novel, which is oftentimes based on facts just as much as it is fiction, and the patterns of real-life feminism in the USA. It is supposed to underline the dynamics of the movement and how changing times may change people¿s beliefs as a result.
Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Regensburg, language: English, abstract: Reading Harry Potter as a child leads to a vast number of questions. The young readership may ask themselves how somebody could become a wizard or a witch and whether someday they would receive a letter from Hogwarts and become wizards or witches, too. The books taught us that not only children of other witches and wizards can obtain the ability to use magic, but ¿regular¿ human offspring, too, so the question about how magic finds its way into the human body is arises. Since the novels show that there is a high importance of who the ancestors of somebody are, it can be concluded that genetics might be behind the appearance of magic. In fact, the family tree of the respective characters is highlighted enormously; not as much by the narrator as by the other characters through dialogue. Although the novels are highly imprecise about the genetics of wizards, the importance of ancestral history shows that the genetic background of a wizard is still of utmost importance in the wizarding society and that, consequently, the relationship between the different types of wizards can definitely be compared to the harsh and tensed interrelations between people in the Third Reich. In order to find out how magic is passed on and to what extent the relationships between the different wizards are analogue to those of the interrelation of people in the Nazi regime, two aspects will be analysed. The first and more detailed aspect will be the analysis of the information about inheritance of magical gene using the information that is given in the novels, newspaper articles and textbooks on human genetics. The basis of this analysis will be the ground-breaking work of Gregor Mendel, who decoded the inheritance of certain features from one generation to the other by (cross-) breeding differently looking plants. The second aspect will be the interrelation between the different kinds of wizarding humans and their analogy to the Nazi regime. Due to the limited length of this term paper, the object of analysis will primarily be the first novel of the ¿Harry Potter¿-series, the book ¿Harry Potter and the Philosopher¿s Stone¿, however the other six books will also be considered in the argumentation and partly cited in order to demonstrate developments that were not mentioned in the first book, but are too important to ignore.
Scientific Essay from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Anglistik), language: English, abstract: The traditional literary coverage of border and frontier in American and Canadian literature has always been closely linked to war, survival, trauma, trauma time, immigration as well as exile and has re-gained interest of many contemporary writers and critics after 9/11. Since that date both terms have been discussed on a collective, national or individual level thus throwing light on the manifold consequences of this new interpretation of the complex term border which is of special interest here. The literary dealing with border and its consequences in El Akkad's novel American War (2017) must yet be seen in a close relationship between border and war. The incorporation of war into English speaking literature itself has a long tradition since wars as such form ideal literary backgrounds for plot, character development or political criticism. In times of civil uproar, political insecurity, outer enemies or ongoing wars this incorporation of war as a literary means has always been present. This is recently perhaps best shown by the events of 9/11. They have not only taken American literature out from its long involvement in local matters such as family, village or town but pushed it into new directions which formed completely new types of novels such as the 9/11 Novel, the post-9/11 Novel or Ground Zero Fiction where war gained a new dimension which is so different from war literature of the First World War, the Second World War or the Vietnam War. In many cases this literary coverage of 9/11 has mostly remained in American families or matters and it lacked an appropriate coverage of foreign perspectives.EI Akkad's novel American War (2017) exactly fits into this background not only because it is written by an author originating from a Muslim background it also brings the topic war back to America to discuss it here. This is new and radical in the sense that readers suddenly are confronted with problems such as war, terrorism, suicide bombers or chemical warfare which so far have been placed on foreign battlegrounds. El Akkad combines two main trends of Muslim writing which are characterized by bringing the narration into the West or by taking it back into the former colonies. By choosing a civil war as the setting for his novel he mixes both trends while importing terror back to the USA which is to blame for it.
Essay from the year 2015 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Potsdam, course: New York Fiction in Time and Space, language: English, abstract: Safety and protection are basic human needs. Every child who has ever lain awake at night, wondering about the monsters under the bed, will attest to the fact, that it¿s not only the walls and the doors that make a house safe, it¿s the people in it. In big cities, one tends to be surrounded by people, but the emotional connection remains missing. But even there, this basic need for safety and contact has to be satisfied: communities evolve.Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" and Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence" develop tight communities. They throw a spotlight on the inner workings of social interactions. Each story shows how secrets are protected, feelings develop and get hurt. The 1920s classic and the modern bestseller have more in common than one may think.
Scientific Essay from the year 2018 in the subject Didactics - English - Literature, Works, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: The incorporation of war into English speaking literature has a long tradition since wars as such form ideal literacy backgrounds for plot, character development or political criticism. In times of civil uproar, political insecurity, outer enemies or ongoing wars this use of war as a literary means has always increased. This is recently perhaps best shown by the events of 9/11. They have not only taken American literature out from its long involvement in local matters such as family, village or town but pushed it into new directions which formed completely new types of novels such as the 9/11 novel, the post-9/11 novel or Ground Zero Fiction where war gained a new dimension which was so different from war literature of the First World War, the Second World War or the Vietnam War. In most cases this literary coverage of 9/11 has mostly remained in American families or matters of 'home' and it lacked an appropriate coverage of the Muslim side and it is here where the novel analyzed here steps in. Omar EI Akkad's novel American War (2017) exactly fits in this background not only because it is written by an author originating from a Muslim background it also brings the topic war back to America to discuss it here. This is new and radical in the sense that readers suddenly are confronted with problems such as war, terrorism, suicide bombers or chemical warfare which so far have been placed on foreign battlegrounds. It is now the USA which is used to discuss matters which were formerly used under American Presidents with slogans such as 'Crusade' or 'Holy War'. Omar El Akkad thus combines two main trends of Muslim writing which are characterized by bringing the narration into the West or by taking it back into the former colonies. By choosing a civil war as the background for his novel El Akkad mixes both trends while importing terror back to the USA which is to blame for it. American War is a novel which contains several elements thus being an important representative of contemporary English speaking literature.
Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, Karlsruhe University of Education, language: English, abstract: Television, social platforms and advertisements are full of them: successful, rich and irresistibly attractive people. Their pretty faces, their beguiling smiles and glamourous appearances have a great influence on our idea of being beautiful. In our recent society beauty is a privilege, which leads to success, money and an unbridled lovelife. We strive for being equal to them. We envy them for their beauty, their fame and their lifestyle. At the same time it is obvious, that this world of glamour and flawlessness is moreoften a world of sham and pretence. High prices are paid for a beautyful face or a slim figure. Being under pressure to fit into a certain beauty ideal, the people in our society are victims of a beauty mania, which demands a lot. Not only a ridiculous high consumption of cosmetics and beauty products, but also more drastic measures like cosmetic surgeries or symptomes like anorexia and bulimia can be seen as a sign for that. But let us imagine a world without this beauty competition. A world, in which everyone is equally pretty due to a compulsory cosmetic surgery as a teenager. Scott Westerfeld creates such a scenery in his young dystopian fiction novel ¿Uglies¿ and takes a critical approach to a society, which is only based on being pretty. On the basis of this book, I want to have a closer look on our modern beauty ideals and how they influence our recent society. Or rather how our society influences beauty ideals. What problems arise with this beauty mania? What does Westerfeld criticises in his novel? I also want to pay attention on the beauty ideals in a historical context and how they changed over time.
Document from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Africa, grade: A, University of Nigeria, language: English, abstract: From time immemorial, different societies all over the world have roles/statuses assigned to males and females. There are different images as regards men/women. And male/female relationship is conservatively established. All these gender issues are portrayed through the agency of language, discourse. In this essay, Feminist theory is used in studying gender discourse as it appears in Chika Unigwe¿s Night Dancer. This work establishes that the society of the text is highly patriarchal. Hence, the female character who breaks this stranglehold of patriarchy faces societal stigma.Literature is conveyed through the instrumentality of language which explores universal themes. One of such themes portrayed in literary works is gender. According to Wodak, ¿gender [is] not only being constructed and performed through language but also accomplished, achieved, enacted, and effected by language¿. In constructing gender via language, literary works from the classical periods don¿t have equal positions for males and females. This is because the societies in those works are patriarchal. The subordination of women in the West is reflected in a lot of literary works.In African literature as well, female characters are created to fill a subordinate status in the family cum society. For instance, Nwajiaku states that ¿Most African societies are patriarchal in constitution. This implies a male- dominated social system, where women are only tangential within the scheme¿ (345). This ¿male-dominated social system¿ is prevalent in early male-authored literary works of African literature. For instance, in Achebe¿s Things Fall Apart, A Man of the People, No Longer at Ease, women are shown as appendages to their husbands. They are expected to be quiet and subdued and their primary concerns are their children.
Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1.3, Bielefeld University, language: English, abstract: The year 1987 ¿ Ronald Reagan is president of the United States, Huey Lewis and Madonna dominate the charts, and the sleeves of salmon pink sport coats need to be rolled-up. The epicenter of fashion, beauty and power is situated in the financial sector, or more precisely, on Wall Street. To survive in this shark tank, you have to be a predator, and if anyone exemplifies this instinct, it is Patrick Bateman from Bret Easton Ellis¿ novel American Psycho and Mary Harron¿s same-named movie adaptation, which I will mostly refer to. His life revolves around the accumulation of status symbols and the exploitation of other people with the goal of being part of Manhattan¿s high society. Interestingly, the characteristics of this fictional character reflect a real-life historical figure, building a bridge between 1980s New York and the English court of the early 1800s. Ultimately, as this paper demonstrates, Patrick Bateman is a stylized version of George ¿Beaü Brummell, the father of dandyism. Both the dandy¿s ¿highly stylized, painstakingly constructed self¿ (Garelick) and his concealed true self have much in common with the psychological profile of a modern psychopath. As such, Brummell provides the perfect model for the protagonist of American Psycho, who early in the film states, ¿[t]here is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me. Only an entity, something illusory¿ (Harron). The more disturbing one¿s dark inner personality, the more impenetrable the public image. Bateman is a master of sustaining such a façade, and so was Brummell.
Metafiktion ist ein in der Literaturwissenschaft seit den 1970-er Jahren immer wieder diskutiertes und untersuchtes Phänomen: Es bezeichnet die auf sehr unterschiedliche Weise erzeugte Hervorhebung der Fiktionalität eines literarischen Werkes durch das Werk selbst. Dieser Band widmet sich der Kategorisierung der Formen und Funktionen von Metafiktion mit besonderem Augenmerk auf erzählende Texte für Kinder und Jugendliche. Neben einer detaillierten Untersuchung aktueller Werke mit einer Übersicht zahlreicher Verfahren zur Erzeugung von Metafiktion liefert er auch eine Darstellung der historischen Entwicklung von Metafiktion in der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur.