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Chick Lit och Existentialismen.: En undersökning kring Chick Lit -hjältinnan
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Chick Lit and existentialism. : A study concerning the Chick Lit -heroine (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to try and bring clarity to the question, what is Chick Lit and which factors make it so popular. My thesis  endeavors to explain that it is not only the promise of light entertainment that draws the reader, but also the possibility that in an easy way they can read about existential questions such as self-development  and life -choices.

As well as mapping out Chick Lit´s specific characteristics, followed by previous research on the subject and the litterateur’s history, I have found it interesting to discuss the female characters, their personalities and life choice’s against a backdrop of existentialistic philosophy.

In my research of this form of literateur I have discovered that chick lit often deals with existential universal problems, and that in order to be entertaining these books must contain a serious element.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 35
Keywords [sv]
Chick lit, Existentialism, Populärkultur
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Humanities History of Ideas
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-4355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-4355DiVA, id: diva2:315975
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2010-01-13, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-05-12 Created: 2010-04-29 Last updated: 2010-05-12Bibliographically approved

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