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  • Characterization in Jacob’s Room and Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf :A comparative analysis of Jacob Flanders in Jacob’s Room and Clarissa Dalloway in Mrs Dalloway. 

    Dados, Kristian Stokkenes (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2018-11-06)
    This thesis takes a look at how Virginia Woolf uses her writing-style to build up characters in two different books. Woolf is famous for her use of the Stream of Consciousness-technique in several of her works, and the works chosen for this analysis is Jacob’s Room from 1922and Mrs Dalloway from 1925, two consecutively publishedworks in her ...
  • Fostering Critical Thinking and Ethical Awareness in English through Historical Consciousness 

    dos Santos, Andreia (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-09-15)
    This thesis investigates how historical consciousness can be used as a literary tool of analysis in English in upper secondary school to foster the core value “Critical thinking and ethical awareness” specified in the Norwegian Education Act 2020. Based on the research on critical thinking, ethical awareness and historical consciousness, and considering the competence aims in English, a lesson plan ...
  • Literary Contact Zones in the Upper Secondary Classroom: Using Kiley Reid's Such a Fun Age to build health and life skills 

    Johannessen, Kathrine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-18)
    This thesis utilizes Kiley Reid’s novel Such A Fun Age with its realistic characters and themes as a method to teach students about the interdisciplinary topic of health and life skills in the new national curricula, LK20. Because the LK20 began its implementation in Norwegian schools the year prior to this thesis, there is a need for more in-depth knowledge about the interdisciplinary topics as ...
  • Creating a Love of Reading Through Young Adult Fiction in Norwegian Lower Secondary Schools 

    Malmin, Tiedemand (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-06-01)
    Creating a love of reading is important for students to develop early to prepare them for academia and their work life is also mentioned by UDIR. With the concept love of reading there is an implied intrinsic motivation to read, which is why the thesis will look at motivational factors that impede or facilitate motivation to read. The introduction of the new curriculum in 2020, also brought with it ...
  • Exploiting Unhappy Orcs & Gullible Hobbits: Colonialism and Oppression in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings 

    Strømsnes, Silje Nilsen (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-30)
    This master’s thesis investigates J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and specifically its three volumes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King, from a post-colonial literary perspective. By examining these books based on Edward Said’s theory of Orientalism and Frantz Fanon’s ideas on national culture, reveals a new and original argument about Orcs and Hobbits ...
  • Multimodal Young Adult Fiction and Reading Motivation 

    Elstad, Martine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-17)
    This thesis investigates two young-adult novels, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007) and Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003), in light of how they can enhance reading motivation among young male readers in lower secondary school. By looking at previous studies on boys’ reading habits and their reading preferences, this thesis ...
  • "No funk" - shame, violence and the black body: An investigation of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and God Help the Child 

    Jensen, Nanna (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-16)
    This thesis will provide an analysis of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (1970) and God Help the Child (2015) in light of historical context and gothic literary tropes, with the main focus on shame and the black body, violence and the inheritance of shame in families. I will show how an intertextual gothic reading of characters highlights the structural problems of racism in the shadow of slavery and ...
  • Gender, sexuality and the quest for understanding in young adult fiction novels featuring transgender characters, using Rick Riordan’s Hammer of Thor and Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl. 

    Åsebø, Stian Martin (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    An exploration of LGBTQIA+ gender and identity, with emphasis on transgender issues, in Rick Riordan’s Hammer of Thor and Meredith Russo’s If I Was Your Girl. Using concepts of intersectionality, gender performativity and resistance consciousness, the text contextualizes these award-winning young adult fiction novels within the framework of the Norwegian curriculum and exploring some potential for ...
  • Amplified Love in Sarah Kane's Cleansed: A Jar of Nuances 

    Christoffersen, Helle Ovedie (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-15)
    Sarah Kane’s play Cleansed created headlines in 1995 due to its violent and shocking content. While the theme of love has been acknowledged in the discourse on the play since its original staging, the emphasis has been on the grotesque nature of the play. This thesis aims to bring attention the theme of love in Cleansed and argues that the violence is merely a tool in amplifying the experience of ...
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, a Canonical Representation with an Entry to In-Depth Learning in the Norwegian Classroom 

    Anderssen, Simen Strøm (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-14)
    This thesis, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, a Canonical Representation with an Entry to In-Depth Learning in the Norwegian Classroom, defines a bridge between Western Canonical literature and in-depth learning by using the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) by Mark Haddon. The novel is a popular choice already in Norwegian classrooms, ...
  • Decadence and Murder in Oscar Wilde's Literature 

    Kouhestani, Parastoo (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    This thesis investigates decadence – moral or cultural decline as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure or luxury and its opposition to most Victorian ideals – and highlights murder as the possible and often-following consequence of this phenomenon specifically in the literature of Oscar Wilde, a certified decadent aesthete whose legacy remains valuable today. The role of various decadent ...
  • English Literature and Digital Creativity in the Classroom 

    Krogh, Ida Margrethe Rask (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-15)
    The main objective of this thesis is to address how we can use Mark Haddon’s complex 2004 multitextual novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Jay Asher’s controversial novel Thirteen Reasons Why with the methods of digital storytelling (DST) and podcasts to educate pupils in upper secondary school in Norway to become creative, engaged, inquisitive and critical thinkers. Furthermore, ...
  • Litterær kompetanse i Læreplanen for kunnskapsløftet 2020 

    Hoaas, Sarah (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2021-05-24)
    Temaet i denne oppgaven er arbeid med skjønnlitteratur i den nye fagplanen for norsk (LK20). Prosjektets utgangspunkt er en gjennomgående undersøkelse av fagfornyelsens begreper og målsettinger, og den nye læreplanen som for første gang ble implementert i flere norske klasserom høsten 2020. Studiens formål og problemstilling har vært å undersøke mulighetene for utviklingen av elevenes litterære ...
  • "Jeg vil ikke forlate fantasien". En lesning av virkelighet i Beate Grimsruds roman Jeg foreslår at vi våkner 

    Hansen, Hilde Rustad (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-18)
    Denne masteravhandlingen undersøker virkelighetstendenser i Jeg foreslår at vi våkner (2020) av Beate Grimsrud. Formålet med prosjektet er å undersøke hvordan vi leser fiksjonslitteratur som inneholder spor av virkelighet, og å undersøke hvordan forfattere bruker sine egne liv i estetisk betonede interaksjoner. Avhandlingens problemstilling er: Hvordan forholder romanen Jeg foreslår at vi våkner seg ...
  • Didaktisk anvendelse av Erlend Loes roman Muleum (2007) 

    Iversen, Bettina Rognan (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-15)
    Folkehelsen i verden blir verre, og den fysiske formen til oss mennesker blir dårligere. Flere undersøkelser viser også at ungdom i dag sliter med psykiske plager. Ifølge en fagartikkel i det faglig-pedagogiske tidsskriftet Bedre Skole kommer det frem at de psykiske plagene er så store at det har negative konsekvenser for livskvalitet og skolemotivasjon. I fagfornyelsen som er under gradvis innføring ...
  • Henrik Ibsen i et lærebokperspektiv - En komparativ lærebokanalyse av lærebøker i norsk på videregående skole 

    Karlsen, Andreas Bræck (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-21)
    For en elev på vg-3 kan det være vanskelig å finne det essensielle på forfatterskapet til Henrik Ibsen. Hva har lærebøker formidlet om den store forfatteren? Dette er en komparativ lærebokanalyse med utgangspunkt framstilling av Henrik Ibsen i videregående skole. Studien tar utgangspunkt i fire lærebøker gjennom historien. Lærebøkene er Norsk litteraturhistorie for gymnasiet (1925), Norsk ...
  • Litterær kompetanse i et virtuelt klasserom. En undersøkelse av en digital litterær samtale (DLS). 

    Davidsson, Maiken Bjerkli (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2021-05-16)
    I en tid der hele utdanningssektoren står ovenfor tidenes største pedagogiske omveltning som følge av Covid-19, opplever mange lærere det som utfordrende og vanskelig å få til en digital undervisningspraksis som skaper interaksjon, vitebehov, mestring og samspill. Hensikten med dette prosjektet er å vise hvordan en kan arbeide med litteratur i et virtuelt klasserom for å utvikle elevenes litterære ...
  • Orphanhood and trauma in Toni Morrison's A Mercy and Beloved 

    Engen, Nena Katrin (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-05-15)
    Abstract The current thesis examines the themes trauma and orphanhood and how they are connected in Toni Morrison’s two novels A Mercy (2008) and Beloved (1987), respectively. I will examine how traumatic experiences and the notion of both literal and cultural orphanhood affects the community, and how this has changed from the story in A Mercy being set in the late 17th century and to the story in ...
  • Distriktsjordmora i dokumentarromanen. Edvard Hoems Jordmor på jorda. Huset under Blåhammaren 

    Talseth, Eva Marie Haugen (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2020-11-01)
    I denne teksten vil jeg innledningsvis vise hva som kjennetegner dokumentarromanen som sjanger, og samtidig illustrere den utviklinga innen dokumentarismen som har funnet sted siden 1960-tallet. Deretter nærleser jeg Edvard Hoems roman <i>Jordmor på jorda. Huset under Blåhammaren</i> i en tekstimmanent analyse, med særlig fokus på karakterutvikling og reisemotivet. I siste del bruker jeg både fakta- ...
  • «dit du går, följer jag med». En analyse av Astrid Lindgrens Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1973) med utgangspunkt i den doble tiltale 

    Narvestad, Nora Karine (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2020-10-30)
    Astrid Lindgrens litteratur har påvirket og underholdt mennesker verden over. Som allalderlitteratur er det ulike faktorer som bidrar til at den treffer både barn og voksne. Denne oppgaven gir en redegjørelse for den doble tiltale i Lindgrens Bröderna Lejonhjärta (1973). For å belyse hva som gjør boka til allalderlitteratur drøftes tidligere sjangerplassering av verket, for deretter å redegjøre for ...

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