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Naturen iklädd Kultur: En studie av naturen som litterärt tema i fyra diktsamlingar av Lotta Lotass
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine nature as a literary theme in four collections of poetry by the Swedish author Lotta Lotass in an attempt to understand what deeper meaning and significance nature brings to the poems. The four works are Redwood, Hemvist, Kraftverk and Nya dikter. I have chosen two poems from each work which menas I focus primarily at eight selected poems. A comparison between these poems is also made in an attempt to both widen and deepen the analysis. This means my study is based on what kind of message or meaning nature as a theme has within these poems. Furthermore I have chosen ecocriticism as my theoretical tool. This perspective is used in my analysis as a way to explore the two concepts of nature and culture and to take a closer look at what meaning they bring to both nature as a literary theme and to the interpretation of the poems content. I argue that the anthropocentric perspective is visible in Lotass poems as a way of questioning the relationship between these two concepts and to show their arbitrary basis. I also suggest that both the terms human, culture and nature and the limits that surround them are being explored and investigated in the poems by Lotass in an ambiguously and multi-layered way. There is no clear definition of neither of these terms and that's what makes them so intriguing and adds a special underlying nerve to the poems and their meaning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 46 p.
Keyword [sv]
Natur, kultur, diktanalys, Lotass
National Category
Languages and Literature Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-39130OAI: diva2:897726
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Available from: 2016-02-11 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2016-02-11Bibliographically approved

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