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  • 151.
    Eriksson, Karolah
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Literature as a Tool for Personal Development: what do Swedish Secondary School Pupils Learn from Reading Literature in English?2006Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
  • 152.
    Eriksson, Marie
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Textual Differences in Game Reviews Written by Men and Women2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to examine the differences in language use between the genders in game reviews, to find whether there are differences in the use of the language depending on gender. Both sexist language and technical aspects are examined, the technical aspects of writing have been chosen from previous research about gendered differences in writing. The reviews are randomly chosen but the games are selected. There is an equal amount of games with male and female main characters, and the number of reviews is chosen according to the number of reviews written by females, as there are fewer of them, and thus easier to find a matching number of reviews written by males rather than vice versa. The reviews are then examined to find sexist language and differences. This essay finds that there is sexist language in the writing of both genders, such as marked language, but only when the main character of the game is female. Both genders tend to focus on the appearance of female characters and the characteristics of male characters, but there is no known previous research about male and female game characters to compare these results to. However, the technical differences remain consistent with previous research on the same subject, such as female reviewers using more pronouns than male reviewers, and male reviewers using fewer verbs than female reviewers.

  • 153.
    Falk, Towe
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Have You Met Miss Jones?: Identity Construction of a Chick Lit Heroine2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Take a random woman in her mid-twenties, with a crazy mother, a lousy job and no sex life, add some insecurity and a lot of alcohol and wrap her up in pink, and congratulations, you have just created your own chick lit heroine. The question is whether a chick lit heroine is this simplistic, or if she carries an important message to the readers. The most important traits in a chick lit novel are the complicated mother-daughter relationship, the career and the love life. Thus, this essay will outline to what extent the postfeminist features are depicted in the identity of Bridget Jones, as an epitome of later chick lit heroines.

  • 154.
    Farah, Amina
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Motivation in learning English as a foreign language: A study on motivation and classroom experience in adult students learning English2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay examines whether a group of adult students of upper secondary school level are instrumentally and/or integratively motivated to learn English as a foreign language. The study also examines if there are any similarities/differences between the students in the different motivation categories classroom experience. This essay is based on a quantitative questionnaire. The questionnaire was answered by adult students who were studying English 5 at upper secondary level in Sweden.

    The results show that some of the students were instrumentally motivated by factors such as their desire to enter university or get a good job. They were also motivated by the notion that the English language is useful when working abroad. Furthermore, some of the students were integratively motivated by factors such as their desire to develop their language skills so they would be able to use them abroad when travelling. Some of the students, however, were both instrumentally and integratively motivated and the key factors which motivated them were combinations of instrumental and integrative elements. The instrumentally and the integratively motivated students’ classroom experiences were overall positive where the teachers were described in a positive light. The students who were both instrumentally and integratively motivated, however, were less positive than the other students regarding their classroom experiences and their descriptions of their teachers.

  • 155.
    Farmer, Rion
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Conjuring a Carnival of Denial: How the Oedipus Complex Manifests in the Sociosexual Fringes of John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 156.
    Fernelius, Julia
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Hysterics and Prophets:: Gender Fluidity and Sexual Transgression in Oscar Wilde´s Salomé 2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 157.
    Ferreira, Elisabete
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Anaphoric demonstratives in student academic writing: A cross-disciplinary study of (un)attended this and these2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cohesive devices such as anaphoric reference play an important role in written discourse. This thesis investigates the extent to which the anaphoric demonstratives this and these are used as determiners (‘attended’) or pronouns (‘unattended’) by first-year undergraduate students from four different academic disciplines. Data extracted from the British Academic Written English (BAWE) corpus were analysed quantitatively to determine the frequency of use of attended and unattended this/these across disciplines, as well as qualitatively to examine the types of nominal and verbal structures that follow the demonstratives. When compared to findings from previous studies, novice student writers were found to employ this/these as pronouns to a larger extent than both students at a more advanced level and research article writers. It was also observed that the determiners this and these pattern differently, selecting distinct attending nouns to a great extent. In addition, comparison of the results for each subcorpus shows that even though there are some differences between the four disciplines, these differences are not as great as might be expected and do not indicate a clear distinction between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ sciences. While the influence of genre has not been scrutinised, other possible explanations proposed relate to the educational context and level of study in association with the range of lexical choices available to novice student writers.

  • 158.
    Ferreira, Elisabete
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    The expression of stance in English L1 and L2 student writing: A corpus-based study of adverbial stance marking2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The increasing interest in how stance is expressed specifically in academic writing in English

    has generated extensive research in the past decades. Focusing on the grammatical marking of

    stance, this comparative study investigates the use of stance adverbials by native (L1) and nonnative

    (L2) speakers of English in a corpus of student academic writing. The aim is to examine

    the most distinctive differences and similarities in the use of adverbial stance markers by each

    student group. The material comes from the British Academic Writing in English (BAWE)

    corpus, a collection of proficient writing by English L1 and L2 students from different firstlanguage

    backgrounds. Using quantitative methods and a semantically-based classification, the

    forms and types of stance adverbials most frequently used by the two student groups are

    identified and compared. The findings indicate that L1 students employ more adverbial stance

    markers overall, which contradicts results from previous research, but that both L1 and L2

    students make use predominantly of a limited number of stance adverbials. The analysis of the

    most frequently used adverbials indicates underuse (e.g.

    perhaps) and overuse (e.g. kind of,

    mainly

    ) of specific markers on the part of the L2 group. The results partially invalidate the

    hypothesis tested that L2 students both rely on a narrower range of stance adverbials and

    employ them more frequently than L1 students.

  • 159.
    Fogelberg, Rebecca
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    The Representation of Women in Disgrace: The Exotic Other and the Countrywoman2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 160.
    Foster, Adelaide
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Personal Pronouns, Mirrors of Beliefs?: The Usage of Personal Pronouns in the Speech of a Religious Leader2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay analyses the speech of the Dalai Lama and suggests possible effects that core aspects of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, such as the theory of selflessness, might have when a believer uses the personal pronouns

    I, you, he, she, we and they. Collected utterances of the Dalai Lama during the Charlie Rose Show has been used in order to conduct a threefold investigation, using pragmatic, discourse analytical and sociolinguistic backgrounds, aiming to understand these effects more thoroughly. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used for this report based on previous studies with a data-based method. These approaches enabled the researcher to find, for instance, a consistent use of the first-person personal pronoun by the Dalai Lama in the material. Other findings include an acknowledgment of philosophical influence concerning the field of intentionality, when related to religious discourse, as Buddhism establishes religious discourse as being based on the speaker’s motivation alone. The status of the Dalai Lama notwithstanding, his use of personal pronouns was also not found to match the findings of previous research on status and the use of self-mention.

  • 161.
    Fredriksson, Sophia
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Abandon All Hope: An Analysis of American Psycho2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
  • 162.
    Fredriksson, Sophia
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Embracing the Abject: Relative Subjectivity in Necrophilia Variations2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 163.
    Ghadiri, Hamid Reza
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Deconstructing Binaries in James Joyce’s "The Dead"2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
  • 164.
    Giannakaki, Christina
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    A Corpus-Based Analysis of Potential Meanings of Double Negation in English: The case of not un-adjective constructions2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the four potential meanings of the litotic expressions of double negation. More specifically it examines the potential meanings as defined by Neuhaus. Neuhaus (2006) examined the potential meanings of

    nicht un-adjective constructions in German, which were classified into four categories. This study follows this classification and examines data from the British National Corpus in an attempt to classify the potential meanings of the equivalent not un-adjective construction in English, and to identify the contextual elements that help in their disambiguation and, finally, to compare the findings with Neuhaus’ findings for the equivalent construction in German. Similarly to Neuhaus’ conclusion, this study shows that the existence of a clear-cut dividing line between meanings is questionable. However, there are some contextual signals such as correction, associative particles and formulaic expressions that narrow down the potential meanings as they are related to particular meanings. Denial, Potential Presumption Denial, Mitigation and Understatement are the four potential meanings that, through their interdependence, exemplify the dynamic nature of figurative language.

  • 165.
    Giannakaki, Christina
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    William Trevor’s The Hill Bachelors: A Transference Based Reading2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 166.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    A Review of Eilean Ni Chuilleanain's "The Girl Who Married the Reindeer"2003In: Nua: Studies in Contemporary irish Writing, ISSN 1096-6129, Vol. 4, no 1-2, p. 255-58Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 167.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    A Review of "Irish Catholicism Since 1950: The Undoing of a Culture" by Louise Fuller2006In: NIS: Nordic Irish Studies, ISSN 1602-124X, E-ISSN 2002-4517, no 5, p. 191-95Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 168.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "A Way-Station Along a Way": Heaney and Heidegger and Wanderings and Home2002In: NIS: Nordic Irish Studies, ISSN 1602-124X, E-ISSN 2002-4517, Vol. 1, no 1, p. 19-31Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 169.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    An Interview with Booker Prize Winner, Anne Enright2013Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is an interview carried out on Tues 26 Feb, 2013, with the Booker Prize winner Anne Enright on her visit to Dalarna in connection with the Irish Itinerary Programme, Feb-March 2013.  It was filmed by the Media Dept, Dalarna University and published on Youtube in Sept 2013. 

  • 170.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "And / A Green Leaf of Language Comes Twisting Out of Her Mouth": Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and the Quest Theme2001In: Irish University Review, ISSN 2045-2918, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 420-30Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 171.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Between the Dark Shore and the Light": The Exilic Subject in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin's The Second Voyage2005In: Re-mapping Exile: Realities and Metaphors in Irish Literature and History, Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press , 2005, p. 178-195Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 172.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Between the Dark Shore and the Light": The Liminal World of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin2003In: 13th Annual Central New York Conference on Language and Literature: Special Session on The Spiritual in Irish Writing, SUNY Cortland (State University of New York), 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 173.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Betwixt and Between": The Body as Liminal Threshold in the Poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin2003In: Conference on Contemporary Irish Literature: Diverse Voices, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 174.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    'Betwixt and Between':The Body as Liminal Threshold in the Poetry of Eilean Ni Chuilleanain2006In: The Body and Desire in Contemporary Irish Poetry, Dublin and Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press , 2006, p. 226-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The idea of the body as a vital component of existence and an important means for the articulation of experience is the theme of Irene Gilsenan Nordin’s essay, ‘“Betwixt and Between”: The Body as Liminal Threshold in the Poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.’ Drawing upon Merleau-Ponty’s ideas of embodiment, and Kristeva’s concepts of the semiotic and the symbolic, Gilsenan Nordin explores the notion of the body as a liminal threshold in Ní Chuilleanáin’s poetry. The essay explores the interaction between self and world and argues that in challenging unitary conceptions of space and time, Ní Chuilleanáin shows how the body, or ‘flesh,’ to use Merleau-Ponty’s term, acts as a transformational site between thought and language, self and world, the subject and the unnameable other. Gilsenan Nordin argues that Ní Chuilleanáin in her poetry shows that the speaking- subject is an embodied subject, firmly situated at the point where the mind is inseparable from our bodily, physical nature. Thus the poetic voice gives articulation to the interconnectedness between the physical and spiritual dimensions of human existence. In giving expression to the silent forces of desire Ní Chuilleanáin’s work can be seen not least in an ethical sense, as giving voice to the silenced, unspoken voices of bodily experience.

  • 175.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Beyond the Borders of Home: The Subject-in-Exile in the Work of Two Contemporary Irish Women Poets, Eilean Ni Chuilleanain and Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill2003In: Proceedings from the 8th Nordic Conference of English Studies / [ed] Olinder, Britta; Aijmer, Karin, Göteborg: Acta Universitatis Gothorburgensis , 2003, p. 259-273Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 176.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Brian Friel and the Dancing Place of Memory: How Can we Tell the Dancer from the Dance?2005In: Symposium on Memory and Irish Literature, History and Culture, Mid Sweden University, Härnösand, 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 177.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Celebrating Human Life and Endeavour: Self, Gender and Community in Alexander McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency"2009In: Mapping Africa in the English Speaking World, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the themes of self, gender and community in Alexander McCall Smith’s best-selling series, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, focusing on the character of Precious Ramotswe, that “very, very fine lady,” the central character of the series. Set in Gaborone, Botswana, The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency describes the life of Mma Ramotswe, the first woman in Botswana to enter the profession of private detective, and who, by determination and intelligence, sets out to help those in need and to make Botswana a better place. In his portrayal of Mma Ramotswe, McCall Smith explores what he calls “all that is fine in the human condition.” Mma Ramotswe is a character who looks on life positively and, through her empathy and generosity, inspires people around her. She shows qualities such as integrity, compassion and forgiveness, and by her moral judgement and attention to interpersonal relationships, she highlights important dimensions of human experience. This paper explores the communicative ethical aspects of Mma Ramotswe’s actions, in light of what the philosopher Seyla Benhabib calls “situating the self.” Using her own resources to create her own identity, Mma Ramotswe, enters into the public sphere, and mediating between “public norms” and “private values,” she demonstrates agency, autonomy and selfhood. By displaying an embodied subjectivity grounded in everyday life, she re-negotiates women’s marginalised positionality and seeks out alternatives for action and empowerment.

  • 178.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Celtic Myths and Sagas"2009In: Uppsala Celtic Days, Uppsala University, 2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 179.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Crediting Marvels in Seamus Heaney's "Seeing Things"1999Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a study of the Irish, Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney’s Seeing Things (1991), a volume which marks a turning point in Heaney’s writing. From an earlier concern with the outer physicality of things, Heaney turns with deepened awareness to the inner landscapes of the mind, where the thingness of things is explored and expressed in language. The dissertation examines this new departure in the light of what Heidegger terms a call to “primordial authenticity,” which is uncovered in the everydayness of things and given voice in the poetic utterance. The focus of this thesis differs from previous scholarship in that it sets out to make a detailed analysis of the whole volume of Seeing Things and takes as its starting point a Heideggerian approach, where the basic concept of “being-in-the-world” is understood in terms of the belonging together of self and world. I examine how this interrelation manifests itself in Heaney’s poetry. Heidegger rejects the transcendental subject as a starting point, and begins instead from an understanding of the immanent “givenness” of human existence. These ideas are thus used to explore the poetry of Seeing Things. In addition to Heidegger, this study is also influenced by the writings of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Gadamer’s theoretical approach with its concern for what he calls the “fusion of horizons,” is especially useful in studying Heaney’s poetry, where a strong sense of dialectic movement is evident between opposing forces. Using these ideas of Heidegger and Gadamer, I trace a thematic Dantean quest for understanding in Seeing Things, and explore how, in the context of this journey, thresholds are crossed in a constant Heraclitean flow between the forces of fixity and flux. The study also traces various other binaries, such as absence and presence, speech and silence, which are part of our experience of being-in-the-world. I show how these oppositions are brought together in a poetics of understanding. Such experiences of awareness are seen as moments of epiphany, or what Gadamer calls “a shattering and demolition of the familiar.” Thus, central to this study is an understanding of the mystery and power of language, and of how poetry acts as a transforming vision of reality, or in the Heideggerian sense, as a proclamation of the holy that takes the “mysterious measure” of things. No such approach to Heaney’s Seeing Things, has, to my knowledge, been previously made.

  • 180.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Crossing the Threshold of Language: Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill and the Spiritual Otherworld2000In: Irish Literature: Borders and Border Crossings. International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, Bath Spa University College, Bath, 2000Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 181.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Definite Presence in Seamus Heaney's "Seeing Things"1997In: The History of the Book: International Association for the Study of irish Literatures, Göteborg University, 1997Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 182.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    “Education in Poetry: Poetry in Education.”2008In: Poetry and Education Conference, Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin., 2008Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 183.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    “Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin’s Poetics of Space.”2007In: 10th Nordic Conference of Studies in English Studies, Bergen, Norway, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In The Poetics of Space, Gaston Bachelard elaborates on the poetics of existential space and calls for a spatial concept of the subject that brings together subject and world, being and fantasy. The movement between such contrasting forces suggests the idea of poetry as an expression of becoming, of movement towards, regardless of destination. As such, the poetic utterance becomes a site where boundaries between self and world are blurred and differences are transgressed in a web of movement and visionary change. This paper explores Ní Chuilleanáin’s use of spatial metaphors in light of these dialectics

  • 184.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Elegy and celebration: Landscape, place and dwelling in the poetry of Moya Cannon"2010In: Redefinitions of Irish Identity: A Postnationalist Approach / [ed] Gilsenan Nordin, Irene; Zamorano-Llena, Carmen, Oxford: Peter Lang , 2010, Vol. 12, p. 243-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 185.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Embodiment and Spiritual Desire in the Poetry of Eilean Ni Chuilleanain2001In: Body, Culture and Religion Symposium, Lund University, Dept of Theology, 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 186.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Evelyn Conlon2005In: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-2000 / [ed] Malcolm, David; Malcolm, Cheryl Alexander, Detroit: Bruccoli Clarke Layman , 2005, Vol. 319, p. 56-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 187.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Fixity and Flux: The Exilic Subject in the Poetry of Eilean Ni Chuilleanain2003In: 4th EFACIS Conference (European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies), Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 188.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Heaney and Heidegger2001In: Nordic Irish Studies Network Symposium, Gothenburg University, 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 189.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Human Life and Endeavour: Self, Gender, and Identity in McCall Smith's The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency2010In: Mapping Africa in the English Speaking World : Issues in Language and Literature / [ed] Monaka, Kemmonye Collete; Seda, Owen S.; Ellece, Sibonile Edith; Mcallister, John, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2010, p. 27-37Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 190.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "In Touch with Some Otherness": Brian Friel and the Dancing Place of Memory2007In: Recovering Memory: Irish Representations of Past and Present, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2007, p. 172-85Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 191.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
    Introduction2014In: Nordic Journal of English Studies, ISSN 1654-6970, E-ISSN 1654-6970, Vol. 13, p. 1-5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This special issue of Nordic Journal of English Studies is devoted to the research in Irish Studies being carried out in Scandinavia by a group of scholars based in Denmark, Norway and Sweden, as well as scholars associated—in one way or another—with Scandinavia. Denmark is represented by the University of Aalborg; Norway, by scholars affiliated to the Universities of Agder, the Artic University of Norway, Bergen, and Stavanger; and Sweden is represented by scholars from the universities of Dalarna, Göteborg, Stockholm, Södertörn and Umeå. Included also in this special issue is the work of two former students, who completed their Masters’ degree in Irish literature at DUCIS (Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies), Sweden—from Norway and China respectively. The collection also contains an article by Dara Waldron, Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland, whof recently presented his research at the Higher Seminar in Dalarna. Contributions by the Irish poet, Mary O’Donnell, who participated in the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN) conference, hosted by DUCIS in December 2012, are also included.

  • 192.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "Knowing the Lie of the Land": Chris Arthur's "Irish Nocturnes"2005In: NIS: Nordic Irish Studies, ISSN 1602-124X, E-ISSN 2002-4517, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 191-194Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 193.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "‘Like a Shadow in Water’: Phenomenology and Poetics in the Work of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin"2007In: Irish university review, ISSN 0021-1427, E-ISSN 2047-2153, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 98-114Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 194.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    Liminal Bodies in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry2004In: Irish Women’s Poetry at the International Irish Studies Conference, University of Liverpool, 2004Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 195.
    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    “Memory as Mediator Between Self and World.”2006In: The Construction and Deconstruction of Irish Memory. 5th NISN (Nordic Irish Studies Network) Biennial Conference., Aarhus University, Denmark, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the plays of Brian Friel, memory acts as a mediator in a complicated dance between past and present, a past that is often not what we thought it was, and a present that many times is not what we imagined it might be. Memory acts as a mediator between fact and fiction, between the reality of how things were, and our perception of that reality - how we imagined it to be. Memory acts as a mediator between ourselves and others, between who we imagine ourselves to be - how we perceive ourselves, and how others perceive us - who they imagine us to be. Drawing on the theories of Hannah Arendt, who sees memory in an ethical sense as a “recounting of our lives,” this paper will examine the theme of memory in the plays of Brian Friel, where memory is seen not as a burden from the past that betrays, and deceives, and haunts us, but rather as an empowering force which brings together experiences in a unified whole. As Arendt points out in The Life of the Mind, we do not exist only in space, but also in time: “remembering, collecting and recollecting what no longer is present out of the ‘belly of memory’ (Augustine), anticipating and planning in the mode of willing what is not yet” ( 201). My paper examines how Friel - in preserving experience through a narrative recounting - shows how memory acts as an enabling web of connections between self and world, so that what went before and what is happening now are given “a unified meaningful continuity” (Arendt), or in Heideggerian terms a “being-in-the-world.” I examine how Friel uses memory as a starting point, as a cathartic act that frees both the characters in the play and the audience from the shackles of the past. Thus memory is understood in Yeatsian terms as something that unites both the dancer and the dance, making room for what Seamus Heaney calls “the dancing place, the point of eternal renewal and confident departure” (Peacock, The Achievement of Brian Friel).

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    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
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    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
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    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
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    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
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    Gilsenan Nordin, Irene
    Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
    "My Phosphorescence as Bed-linen Under Him": The Unspeakable Beneath the Speakable in the Poetry of Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill2002In: Postmodernism and Spirituality, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK. Dept of Cultural Studies, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
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