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Haggren, Gustav LU (2016) LIVK10 20152
Comparative Literature
Abstract
This essay is a study of space and place in Sara Stridsberg’s novel: Beckomberga – ode till min familj (english title: The Gravity of Love). The essay is an analysis of Stridsberg’s image of the mental institution Beckomberga through Michel Foucaults ideas on heterotopias: other places or realized utopias. The main focus has been Foucaults term heterotopia of deviation, a term of which the mental institution is the main example. The essay strives to show that a place in literature is never just a place to be populated by characters; a place can be a different place for every different character and it has the power to be both subversive and submissive.
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna uppsats är att studera plats och rum i Sara Stridsbergs roman, Beckomberga – ode till min familj, utifrån Michel Foucaults tankar om heterotopier – andra platser. En heterotopi kan förklaras som en realiserad utopi, som till exempel ett mentalsjukhus, något som Foucalut benämner som avvikelsens heterotopi. Eftersom platsen Beckomberga står i fokus i Stridsbergs roman använder uppsatsen heterotopi-begreppet för en litterär analys av romanen. Uppsatsen vill visa på att en plats aldrig bara är en plats, utan att den kan ta nya former, vara subversiv och ha en förmåga att påverka både karaktärer och händelseutveckling.
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Haggren, Gustav LU
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alternative title
En studie av plats i Sara Stridsbergs roman Beckomberga – ode till min familj
course
LIVK10 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
heterotopi, Michel Foucault, Sara Stridsberg, plats, rumslighet, rum, mentalsjukhus, Beckomberga, Mikail Bakhtin, heterotopia, space, place, heterotopia of deviation, mental institution
language
Swedish
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8567545
date added to LUP
2016-01-26 11:47:50
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2016-01-26 11:47:50
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  abstract     = {This essay is a study of space and place in Sara Stridsberg’s novel: Beckomberga – ode till min familj (english title: The Gravity of Love). The essay is an analysis of Stridsberg’s image of the mental institution Beckomberga through Michel Foucaults ideas on heterotopias: other places or realized utopias. The main focus has been Foucaults term heterotopia of deviation, a term of which the mental institution is the main example. The essay strives to show that a place in literature is never just a place to be populated by characters; a place can be a different place for every different character and it has the power to be both subversive and submissive.},
  author       = {Haggren, Gustav},
  keyword      = {heterotopi,Michel Foucault,Sara Stridsberg,plats,rumslighet,rum,mentalsjukhus,Beckomberga,Mikail Bakhtin,heterotopia,space,place,heterotopia of deviation,mental institution},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {En stad utanför staden},
  year         = {2016},
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