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  • Gothic Infections: Henry Tilney and Storytelling as Therapy 

    Mikalsen, Paula (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    This article proposes, a reading of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey (1818) as a case study for discussing infectious literature, storytelling as therapy and the interconnectedness of Gothic methodologies and medical humanities. Northanger Abbey was written in a period when women’s reading habits was a contested topic, so I will provide a quick historical overview of the period and the problematic ...
  • Språklig mangfold som språkpolitikk i klasserommet 

    Sollid, Hilde (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-19)
    Hovedretninga i norsk språkpolitikk i dag er å styrke norsk som samfunnsbærende språk, og legge til rette for at norsk kan brukes, også i sammenhenger der engelsk foretrekkes. Samtidig er det behov for kompetanse i engelsk og fremmedspråk, og å styrke det språklige mangfoldet i videre forstand. Utdanningssystemet er sentralt i arbeidet for å realisere denne språkpolitikken, og denne artikkelen retter ...
  • Indigenising Education: Scales, Interfaces and Acts of Citizenship in Sápmi 

    Sollid, Hilde; Olsen, Torjer Andreas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12)
    As Indigenous people reclaim their position after centuries of oppression, the tensions between Indigenous needs and national demands surface. This is also the case of the Indigenous Sámi in Norway. After a long period of colonisation, recognition of the indigenous Sámi people and their language and culture is replacing the politics of erasure. In this process, the educational system is the institution ...
  • Text and Context: The Patient as Text - Revisited 

    Nesby, Linda Hamrin; Dahl Hambro, Cathinka (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-31)
    As a tribute to the Norwegian literary scholar Petter Aaslestad’s <i>The Patient as Text. The Role of the Narrator in Psychiatric Notes, 1890-1990</i>, the research group Health, Art and Society (HAS) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway organised the symposium <i>The Patient as Text</i> - Revisited in autumn 2018. Aaslestad explores in his book from 1997 around 150 patient files from a Norwegian ...
  • Newton's Second Law to Go 

    Haugland, Ole Anton (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-18)
    Students should have a strong conceptual understanding of the connection between force and acceleration before they start working with applications and problem solving. This has been discussed in the literature. During these days of flipped classroom instruction, an at-home activity could be especially valuable. I will describe an experiment with very simple equipment that students could do on their ...
  • Living with illness Together and alone facing severe illness in four Scandinavian cancer stories 

    Nesby, Linda Hamrin (Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    In this paper, I wish to discuss how people living with severe illness at home depict their lives either in a family setting or alone. Roland Barthes writes in Comment vivre ensemble (1977) about individual life lived in a variety of collective situations in different settings, and calls this idiorrhythmia. One of the settings Barthes studies is the sanatorium, where the figures of Autarky ...
  • Spørsmål om tid og sted. Mulighetsrom og kvalifiseringsbaner blant ungdom utenfor videregående opplæring i Finnmark 

    Lødding, Berit; Paulgaard, Gry (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2019-12-11)
    Based on individual interviews with young people in Finnmark who have quit or taken a break from upper secondary education, this article addresses the relationship between attachment to place and perception of time. Finnmark is the largest and least populated county in Norway, located in the far North, with only 10 upper secondary schools. The article’s theoretical basis is a criticism of two different ...
  • Sønnetapene. Lyriske sorguttrykk i Nick Caves "Skeleton Tree" (2016) og Naja Marie Aidts Har døden taget noget fra dig så giv det tilbage (2017) 

    Nesby, Linda Hamrin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-31)
    In 2015 and 2016, the sons of Australian singer and songwriter Nick Cave and of the Danish author Naja Marie Aidt both died in fall accidents related to substance-induced psychosis. Subsequently, Cave released the album “Skeleton Tree” (2016) and Aidt published the book “Har døden taget noget fra dig så giv det tilbage” (If death has taken something from you, then give it back) (2017), which can ...
  • Dealing with difference: Contested place identities in two northern Scandinavian cities 

    Hudson, Christine; Nyseth, Torill; Pedersen, Paul (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-05)
    In an era of culturally driven growth, urban identities are of central importance for the branding of cities. However, urban identities are under constant re-negotiation as cities’ populations become more diverse. In northern Scandinavia, some cities have developed on what were traditionally Indigenous lands but have failed to acknowledge the role these roots and histories have played in shaping the ...
  • Pathographies and Epiphanies: Communicating about Illness 

    Nesby, Linda Hamrin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-14)
    Epiphany is a literary device bringing forth an experience of sudden wisdom or insight and is particularly applied to literature from the romantic era. However, epiphanies are also present within contemporary autobiographical patient stories (pathographies) expressing something that is difficult and perhaps otherwise left unspoken. Kristian Gidlund’s pathography <i>I kroppen min. Resan mot livets ...
  • Are There Analytical Adjectives in Russian? Evidence from a Corpus Study and Experimental Data 

    Sokolova, Svetlana; Edberg, Bjørg Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-18)
    In the scholarly literature there has been a discussion on whether modern Russian is developing more analytical tendencies, with special attention to new nominal compounds such as VIP-zal 'VIP lounge', veb- stranica ‘web page’. Traditionally, such units are described in terms of “analytical adjectives”, which covers all nominal non-inflectional units related to a head noun (Panov 1960, 1971). The ...
  • Terminology matters on theoretical grounds too!: Coherent grammars cannot be incomplete 

    Bayram, Fatih; Kupisch, Tanja; Pascual y Cabo, Diego; Rothman, Jason (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-04)
    Herein, we provide counterargumentation to some of Domínguez, Hicks, and Slabakova's claims that the term <i>incomplete acquisition</i> is conceptually necessary on theoretical grounds for describing the outcome grammars of heritage language bilingualism. Specifically, we clarify their claim that previous challenging of the term in our and others’ work is primarily based on a misconceived belief ...
  • Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprehensive review of research 

    Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Aabø, Svanhild; Blomgren, Roger; Evjen, Sunniva; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rasmussen, Casper Havnegaard; Vårheim, Andreas; Johnston, Jamie; Koizumi, Masanori (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-08)
    <i>Purpose</i>: The purpose of this paper is to examine the shaping of public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere through a comprehensive literature review. <p> <p><i>Design/methodology/approach</i>: In order to capture the whole picture of this research field, we utilize comprehensive review methodology. The major research questions are: first, to what extent have ...
  • Lexical and grammatical development in children at family risk of dyslexia from early childhood to school entry: a cross-lagged analysis 

    Caglar-Ryeng, Ømur; Eklund, Kenneth; Nergård-Nilssen, Trude (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-18)
    The aim of this study was to examine (a) the development of vocabulary and grammar in children with family-risk (FR) of dyslexia and their peers with no such risk (NoFR) between ages 1;6 and 6;0, and (b) whether FR-status exerted an effect on the direction of temporal relationships between these two constructs. Groups were assessed at seven time-points using standardised tests and parental reports. ...
  • China’s Arctic policy: present and future 

    Kobzeva, Mariia (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-04)
    The article examines China’s Arctic policy features and the meaning of the first published White Paper of 2018 for the future behaviours of the PRC. The author reviews the interests of the PRC in the High North, and the political objectives and means. The article pays special attention to the origins of Chinese policy in the Arctic, including the national strategy, expert discourse and regional ...
  • Interpreting for Soviet Leaders: The Memoirs of Semi-visible Men 

    Rogatchevski, Andrei (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-24)
    Top interpreters are rarely able to discuss publicly negotiations between their bosses-cum-clients. Yet the downfall of Nazi Germany and the USSR allowed some interpreters to speak, in interviews and memoirs, without fear of retribution. In the end, only a few told their story, and some did not always tell it correctly, either because of memory lapses or because of a desire to appear more informed ...
  • Group rights, collective goods, and the problem of cross-border minority protection 

    Vitikainen, Annamari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-02)
    This article argues that there are both practical and conceptual reasons for relaxing the prevailing state-centric frameworks for minority protection in the global arena. The article discusses two example cases: the indigenous Sami and the Roma travellers. It draws on analyses of the kinds of rights protected by the key international minority rights documents, and the kinds of goods these rights ...
  • I Imams "Zon". Silvana Imams lyrikk - et frigjøringsprosjekt? 

    Thomassen, Kari Bjørkli (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-11-01)
    I denne studien av Silvana Imams tekster fra 2013 til 2019 undersøkes hvordan motiver for religion og ulike former for kamp benyttes til å forhandle fram frigjøring. Frigjøringsprosjektet er på både individuelt og kollektivt nivå. For individet problematiseres måten verden og samfunnet er organisert i kategorier som kjønn, etnisitet, religion, kjønnsidentet og seksualitet. Teorier om interseksjonalitet ...
  • Analyse av kystkvinnemotivet i De usynlige, Kjærestebåten og Huset med den blinde glassveranda 

    Markussen, Vanja Louise (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-11-01)
    Kvinneliv og kvinneperspektiv har lenge blitt utelatt i historieforskningen og historienedskrivningen. Først ut over 1990-tallet ble kystkvinners liv satt i fokus og forsket på. I dag finnes det flere etnologiske og historiske verk som synliggjør kystkvinnenes posisjon i samfunnet og fremhever deres historie, men hvordan fremstilles kystkvinner i skjønnlitteraturen? Skjønnlitterære tekster er ...
  • En følelse av sted. Sykdomsfremstilling i samtidslitteratur for barn og unge. En sammenlignende lesning av Levi Henriksens Så lenge himmelen er over jorda (2016) og Anders Totlands Engel i snøen (2016) med vekt på stedet. 

    Elvenes, Merethe (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-11-01)
    Hva er sted? Hvordan oppnår man en følelse av sted? En forutsetning for stedsdannelse er at individet inngår i en meningsfull relasjon til stedet. Stedsteorier er forankret i fenomenologisk filosofi og har sin opprinnelse i geografi og arkitektur, men det stedlige fokuset har spredt seg over til de humanistiske vitenskapene etter den romlige vendingen den siste delen av 1900-tallet. Stedet er et ...

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