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Lindgren, C. & Berg, L. (2019). Lovisa Berg om grammatikundervisning: Charlotte Lindgren samtalar med Lovisa Berg om grammatikundervisning inför Grammatikdagen 2019. Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lovisa Berg om grammatikundervisning: Charlotte Lindgren samtalar med Lovisa Berg om grammatikundervisning inför Grammatikdagen 2019
2019 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2019
Series
DUpod - podcastserie om pedagogisk utveckling i högre utbildning ; 9
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29554 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-22 Created: 2019-02-22 Last updated: 2019-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2019). Masculinity Studies and Syrian Female Authored Fiction. In: : . Paper presented at Brismes Conference 2019, University of Leeds, 24-26 June 2019, Joining the Dots: Interdisciplinarity in Middle East studies.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Masculinity Studies and Syrian Female Authored Fiction
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30682 (URN)
Conference
Brismes Conference 2019, University of Leeds, 24-26 June 2019, Joining the Dots: Interdisciplinarity in Middle East studies
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2019). The Slow Subversion of Gender Roles in the Work of the Syrian Writer Anīsa Abbūd. In: : . Paper presented at Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East, Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Helsinki, 14-16 August 2019.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Slow Subversion of Gender Roles in the Work of the Syrian Writer Anīsa Abbūd
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-30649 (URN)
Conference
Breaking and Creating Boundaries in the Middle East, Nordic Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Helsinki, 14-16 August 2019
Available from: 2019-08-29 Created: 2019-08-29 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved
Viberg, O. & Berg, L. (2018). Blended Language Learning: A Thematic Overview of the Most Highly Cited Research. In: Dr. Agnieszka Palalas (Ed.), Blended Language Learning: International Perspectives on Innovative Practice. China Central Radio & TV University Press Co. Ltd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blended Language Learning: A Thematic Overview of the Most Highly Cited Research
2018 (English)In: Blended Language Learning: International Perspectives on Innovative Practice / [ed] Dr. Agnieszka Palalas, China Central Radio & TV University Press Co. Ltd , 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter sets out to give an introduction to the blended language learning (BLL) research domain through an analysis of the most impactful BLL research as measured by Harzing’s Publish and Perish software. After an initial outline of the field of BLL and its development, the chapter discusses the research methods and approaches applied in the selected articles and demonstrates that a majority of the articles use a descriptive approach and the dominating method is interpretative studies. The chapter then goes on to analyse the themes of the articles and divides them in to six sections: students’ readiness for BLL, teachers’ perceptions of BLL, learner autonomy and self-regulated learning, second language acquisition, technology and BLL design. Finally, we offer future research directions in order to increase the sustainability of BLL, both as the field of practice and the research area. Overall the 41 reviewed studies present a substantial case for the benefits of BLL. However, to ensure the sustainability of BLL design and thus the generalisability of the research findings further BLL designers and researchers need to apply firm theories.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
China Central Radio & TV University Press Co. Ltd, 2018
National Category
Human Aspects of ICT
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-26643 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-30 Created: 2017-11-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Lindgren, C. & Berg, L. (2018). Charlotte Lindgren intervjuar Lovisa Berg om Supplemental Instructions (SI). Falun: Högskolan Dalarna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Charlotte Lindgren intervjuar Lovisa Berg om Supplemental Instructions (SI)
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Falun: Högskolan Dalarna, 2018
Series
DUpod - podcastserie om pedagogisk utveckling i högre utbildning ; 6
Keywords
pedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-28805 (URN)
Note

Charlotte Lindgren intervjuar Lovisa Berg om Supplemental Instructions (SI). En metod för samverkansinlärning för studenter.

Available from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2019-02-25Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2017). Creating a Man, a Mouse or a Monster? : Masculinityas Formulated by Syrian Female Novelists through the Second Half of the 20thCentury.. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Edinburgh
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creating a Man, a Mouse or a Monster? : Masculinityas Formulated by Syrian Female Novelists through the Second Half of the 20thCentury.
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This literary study examines the formulation of masculinity in Syrian novels authored by women. The thesis covers the period between 1959 and 2000, corresponding to both the development of the female-authored novel in Syria and the creation of the modern Syrian state. This research engages with studies of masculinity in general and literary masculinity studies in particular. Drawing on the seminal work of Raewyn Connell as well as engaging with studies on masculinity and feminine narratology in Swedish, English and Arabic, the thesis analyses the formulation of  literary masculinity through the fictional societies’ ideal masculinity on the one hand, and the female characters’ views and reactions to masculinity on the other. From a general survey of the field, 34 novels undertaking the formulation of gendered relations were identified and chosen for this study.  From this selection, five themes emerged, forming the foundation of this thesis’ main chapters.

The five themes explore, in turn, how stereotypes are utilised to critique gender roles, ways in which male and female characters collaborate to formulate gender norms, how female characters capitalise on patriarchy in order to enhance their lives, male characters as symbols for social and political change and finally, the difficulties included in the performance of masculinity. Each theme is exemplified through one novel, which is analysed in detail. Throughout the five chapters, the main novel chosen for analysis is put into conversation with other novels with similar themes but from different decades. This allows for an examination of changing ideals of masculinity in addition to the theme itself.

The first theme, how stereotypes are utilised to critique gender roles, is studied through a close reading of al-Ẓahr al-‘ārī (The Naked back) by Hanrīyit ‘Abbūdī. The analysis illustrates how the expected normative behaviour of men and women is utilised in order to comment on the formulation of gender roles. The chapter further demonstrates ways in which what is seen as gender specific behaviour can be appropriated by the opposite gender. This is further developed through the examination of female writers taking over the male voice through a first person male narrator. The second theme, ways in which male and female characters collaborate to formulate gender norms, is discussed through a close reading of the novel Khaṭawāt fī al-ḍabāb (Steps in the fog) by Malāḥa al-Khānī. This chapter illustrates the similar expectations that both male and female characters have on their sons and fellow male characters.  This includes taking on the role of provider and protector, even in the cases where the female characters are able to look after themselves.

The third theme, how female characters capitalise on patriarchy in order to enhance their lives, is elaborated through a close reading of Ayyām ma‘ahu (Days with him) by Kūlīt Khūrī. This theme demonstrates how the female character constructs herself and her world around the idea of a perfect male, whom she thinks will save her. The analysis examines what is seen as ideal traits in a man. It further discusses the change of the female character and how her initial utilisation of patriarchal structure transforms into a critique of the same structure.

The fourth theme, male characters as symbols for social and political change, is seen through a close reading of Dimashq yā basmat al-ḥuzn (Damascus, o smile of sadness) by Ulfat al-Idlibī. The chapter connects between changing social ideals and ideal masculinity. Through Bayrūt 75 (Beirut 75) by Ghāda al-Sammān, the fifth theme, the difficulties included in the performance of masculinity, is studied. The problematic masculinity presented is then put in contrast with what appears to be a suggestion that a performance of femininity could be an alternative to unsuccessful masculinity.

Whereas the novels differ in their presentation of masculinity and the utilisation of ideal masculinity, they agree on a set of core traits summarised in a hegemonic ideal of masculinity as an ability to provide and protect. The ways in which this should be performed is however closely connected to the female characters’ ideas of emancipation and women’s rights. The female writers’ formulation of masculinity can hence be said to mirror the development of the female characters and their awareness of women’s rights.  

The thesis hopes that its original contribution to knowledge is the identification and examination of constructed masculinities in Syrian female-authored fiction. Moreover, this thesis studies a body of Syrian fiction previously largely unstudied in Western academia, and in a framework of Swedish, English and Arabic secondary sources. 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Edinburgh, 2017
Keywords
Masculinity, Syria, Female Arab Writers
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-24901 (URN)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-05-12 Created: 2017-05-11 Last updated: 2017-05-12Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2016). Al-Naqqāsh, Mārūn (1817-1855). In: Stephen Ross (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: . Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Al-Naqqāsh, Mārūn (1817-1855)
2016 (English)In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism / [ed] Stephen Ross, Routledge , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-22909 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2016). Al-‘Ujaylī, ‘Abd al Salām (1918/1919-2006). In: Stephen Ross (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: . Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Al-‘Ujaylī, ‘Abd al Salām (1918/1919-2006)
2016 (English)In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism / [ed] Stephen Ross, Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

‘Abd al Salām Al-‘Ujaylī was one of the most productive and versatile literary figures in twentieth century Syria. His experiences both as a medical doctor and a politician fed into his fictional output, which is most often characterized as realism. Al-‘Ujaylī is considered one of the earliest writers of fiction in Syria. Among his over forty publications are novels, poetry collections, theatre plays, travelogues, essays and auto-biographies. His preferred genre however remained the short story.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-22910 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2016). Barakāt, Salīm سليم بركات(1951 -). In: Stephen Ross (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: . Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barakāt, Salīm سليم بركات(1951 -)
2016 (English)In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism / [ed] Stephen Ross, Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Salīm Barakāt is one of the most prolific modern Arab writers. He published his first poetry collection in 1973 and has since produced several more in addition to novels, essays, and autobiographical works. Despite living outside the Arab world since 1982, Barakāt’s literary output is closely connected to his Kurdish roots, and the culture and traditions of his birthplace in northern Syria. Barakāt’s inventive language, original narrative style and fantastical plots have placed him in the forefront of Arab literary modernism. His unconventional technique and mixture of styles and genres have at times made critics unable to describe his work in common literary terms, which in turn has given him the reputation of a renovator of the Arabic novel.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-22911 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2016). Ikhlāṣī, Walīd (1935-). In: Stephen Ross (Ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism: . Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ikhlāṣī, Walīd (1935-)
2016 (English)In: Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism / [ed] Stephen Ross, Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Walīd Ikhlāṣī has become known as one of Syria’s most productive dramatists and novelists. Since his first short story collection in 1963 he has produced over 50 pieces of work including novels, plays and short story collections. A well-known modernist and surrealist writer, he has introduced his own distinctive style in his writing for the theatre and in his fiction. He has also been involved in work with the Arab Writer’s Union and in the editorial committees of several Syrian literary magazines, and influenced the cultural scene in Syria and the Arab world. Among Ikhlāṣī’s many plays al-irā (The Path) is often brought out as an example of his seemingly action-less plays which on closer examination are filled with sharp criticism of the social and political Syrian landscape. His short story collection, ma adatha li-‘Antara? (What Happened to Antara?), shows his engagement with Arabic cultural heritage and the use of historical references in his work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-22908 (URN)
Available from: 2016-08-24 Created: 2016-08-24 Last updated: 2016-08-24Bibliographically approved
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