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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in "Kubla Khan" and the Arab Dream 

    Falke, Cassandra (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-06)
    This article considers “Kubla Khan” and the the Arab dream section from the fifth book <i>The Prelude</i> as precursors to the recently theorized concept of saturated phenomenality. Both Coleridge and Wordsworth insist on the limitedness of their dream subjects even as they magnify their dreamt of landscapes to heights of sublimity. Falke describes the implications that this insistence on smallness ...
  • Outsider Art? Herleik Kristiansens kunstneriske prosesser 

    Federhofer, Marie-Theres; Høvik, Ingeborg (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-09)
    Denne artikkelen utfordrer anvendeligheten av konseptet <i>Outsider Art</i> gjennom en analyse av Herleik Kristiansens kunstneriske prosesser. Kristiansen er psykisk utviklingshemmet, og i perioden 1963–93 var han beboer ved institusjonen Trastad Gård. Prosessene som diskuteres er: Kristiansens utvikling som kunstner, hans særegne måte å skape kunst på og til sist transformasjonen av natur til kultur ...
  • Nordic Word Order Database: Motivations, methods, material and infrastructure 

    Lundquist, Bjørn; Larsson, Ida; Westendorp, Maud; Tengesdal, Eirik; Nøklestad, Anders (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-19)
    In this article, we present the Nordic Word Order Database (NWD), with a focus on the rationale behind it, the methods used in data elicitation, data analysis and the empirical scope of the database. NWD is an online database with a user-friendly search interface, hosted by The Text Laboratory at the University of Oslo, launched in April 2019 (https://tekstlab.uio.no/nwd). It contains elicited ...
  • On augment-less NPs in Xhosa and de NPs in French 

    Taraldsen, Knut Tarald (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    Augment-less NPs in Xhosa and de NPs like <i>de chevaux</i> ‘of horses’ have strikingly similar properties. It seems that the properties of <i>de</i> NPs reflect the absence of the definite article <i>les</i> which combines with <i>de</i> to form the so-called partitive article <i>des chevaux</i> ‘some horses’. Taking the Xhosa augment to be similar (though not identical) to the French definite ...
  • Mörkrets hav. Lyrisk impressionism i Josefine Klougarts Om mørke 

    Johnsson, Henrik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-23)
    Artikeln bedriver en litteraturhistoriskt orienterad läsning av Josefine Klougarts <i>Om mørke</i> (2013). Artikeln argumenterar för att Klougarts roman stilistiskt och strukturellt är inspirerad av Virginia Woolfs författarskap, och att Klougart skriver in sig i en tradition av litterär impressionism. Även romanens bruk av stream of consciousness-teknik och dess fragmentestetik sätts i relation ...
  • Mikkjel Fønhus og dyreskildringen 

    Wærp, Henning Howlid (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-19)
    In his novels, from his debut in 1917 and unto his last novel in 1973, the Norwegian author Mikkjel Fønhus writes about what is in the periphery of our attention: the wilderness and the wild animals. Technology has done that a direct contact with nature is no longer necessary for us: what we relate to is more and more social and cultural practices. Fønhus investigates non-human perception and shows ...
  • Majdan Nezalezjnosti: symbolikk og funksjon 

    Hansen, Arve (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
    Much has been said and written about the Ukrainian revolution of 2013–14, yet research on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, the protests’ most iconic location, has thus far been rather limited. This article analyses the history, attributes and symbolism of this particular city space. What function does Maidan have in the Ukrainian society? In the cause of my fieldwork in Kyiv 2013–15 on the recent revolution, ...

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