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  • Forfatterens gjerninger. Upålitelig narrasjon i T. S. Eliots «Journey og the magi»? 

    Gaasland, Rolf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-15)
    The article adresses the literary theoretical issue of unreliable narration in first-person fictional narratives. The theoretical discussion is prefaced by an interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s narrative poem “Journey of the Magi”. The interpretation concludes that the narrator, contrary to critical consensus, qualifies as unreliable according to Wayne Booth’s original definition. Having thus opened ...
  • The included outlaw: A study of the seclusion in Amalie Skram’s Professor Hieronimus 

    Ramberg, Ingri Løkholm (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-20)
    This article presents an analysis of Amalie Skram’s 1895 novel Professor Hieronimus, with an emphasis on the seclusion aspect of this patient narrative. In the article, I give a close reading of the novel where I make use of insights from theorists from different disciplines, such as Shoshana Felman, Erving Goffman and Giorgio Agamben. The intent of the analysis, is to show how Skram manages to ...
  • Nanosyntax and syncretism in multidimensional paradigms 

    Taraldsen, Knut Tarald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-11)
    This article discusses certain problems that arise when the basic tenets of Nansyntax are employed in an analysis of syncretism patterns in multidimensional paradigms and presents and evaluate different solutions to these problems. The article is intended as a follow-up to my article an introduction to Nanosyntax.
  • The phonetics of Modern Hebrew rhotics 

    Cohen, Evan-Gary; Laks, Lior; Savu, Carmen-Florina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-12)
    This paper investigates manner variation of Israeli Hebrew rhotics with respect to two factors: prosodic position and speaker gender. An acoustic experimental study shows that although the Hebrew rhotic phoneme tends to be a dorsal approximant, it is significantly more likely to undergo fortition in onset position. This fortition is a result of target overshoot, the rhotic subsequently being produced ...
  • Why do we read illness stories? Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air (2016) read in the light of Rita Felski 

    Nesby, Linda Hamrin; Johansen, May-Lill (Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Why do we read pathographies and why have they become so popular? These are the key questions in our paper. In answering these, we will introduce and discuss Rita Felski’s The Uses of Literature (2008) in connection to the American bestseller and Pulitzer prize finalist pathography When Breath Becomes Air (2016) by Paul Kalanithi. We chose Kalanithi’s book because we consider it in many ways typical ...
  • The form and position of pronominal objects with non-nominal antecedents in Scandinavian and German 

    Bentzen, Kristine; Anderssen, Merete (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-28)
    The present paper discusses a possible correlation between the placement of pronominal objects with non-nominal antecedents in Norwegian, and the use of the pronouns <i>es</i> ‘it’ and <i>das</i> ‘that’ in German. For Norwegian object shift (OS), it has been shown that while pronominal objects with non-nominal antecedents generally do not shift, this is not the case when these elements take on the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Infinitivsmerkets status i mellomnorske kontrollkonstruksjoner 

    Mørck, Endre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Undersøkelsen bygger på 3413 diplom med 1158 kontrollkonstruksjoner fra perioden 1350–1525. Hovedresultatet av undersøkelsen er at infinitivsmerket i disse konstruksjonene enten er subjunksjon i en norrøn struktur der infinitiven er flytta ut av verbfrasen, eller er klitikon til infinitiven i en eldre nynorsk struktur der infinitiven står i verbfrasen. Infinitivmerkets status viser seg først og ...
  • «The Fair Weather which All the Signs in the Sky Seem to Promise at Sea»: Water as a Soul’s Topography and a Discursive Memory Connector in the Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda 

    Poza Diéguez, Mónica (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Cervantes, en <i>Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda</i>, emplea dinámicamente memoria e imaginatio y moderniza el género, por medio del uso de la <i>imitatio compuesta</i>. El agua, que en el Persiles adopta, entre otras, la forma del ‘mar’, los ‘ríos’, pero también del ‘hielo’, <i>vincula</i> las diversas aventuras que se suceden, así como el fluir narrativo, memorístico e imaginario, para ...
  • El crédito del yo en el Persiles 

    Davenport, Randi Lise (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Este artículo documenta y analiza el uso del vocablo ‘crédito’ y sus derivaciones en el Persiles. Se presenta la hipótesis de que el uso frecuente y sofisticado de este vocablo en la última novela cervantina se podría relacionar con la constitución del sujeto y las construcciones del yo en la temprana Edad Moderna europea. Primero se ofrece un panorama diacrónico y temático del uso de este vocablo ...
  • Exploring Cultural Memory Through Political Economy—Manufacturing History in the Documentary The Battle for Hitler’s Supership (2005) 

    Bockwoldt, Juliane C (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-11)
    This article suggests supplementing Astrid Erll’s framework for analysis of memory making media with key insights from Herman and Chomsky’s propaganda model. An analysis of the documentary <i>The Battle for Hitler’s Supership</i> that portrays the story of the German battleship Tirpitz, which the British Royal Air Force sunk in Tromsø in 1944, will illustrate the benefits of this approach. The ...

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