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Drömmer svenskämnet om hållbar utveckling?: En ekokritisk läsning och didaktisk diskussion om romanen Blade Runner
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Does the subject of Swedish dream of sustainable development? : An ecocritical reading and didactic discussion of the novel Blade Runner  (English)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med detta examensarbete var att undersöka vad det finns för didaktiska möjligheter i att utföra ekokritiska läsningar av dystopisk skönlitteratur vid undervisning om hållbar utveckling i svenskämnet. För att undersöka detta utfördes en ekokritisk läsning av science fiction- romanen Blade Runner, originaltitel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, av Philip K Dick.

Tanken enligt mig var att romanen och dess skildring av en dystopisk värld kunde vara intressant att uppmärksamma i gymnasiet samt använda som underlag för diskussioner om potentiella framtidsscenarion. Utöver det ville jag, genom min analys, visa på vilka frågor gällande hållbar utveckling som en ekokritisk läsning av romanen kan lyfta fram. Utifrån detta ville jag sedan diskutera vilken potential just denna roman och den dystopiska genren i allmänhet kan ha i svenskundervisningen.

Resultatet visade att det, i en ekokritisk läsning av romanen, finns tolkningsmöjligheter som belyser alla de tre huvudområden som Skolverket beskriver finns inom hållbar utveckling. Det betyder med andra ord att det finns möjligheter att öppna upp för diskussioner om hållbar utveckling utifrån ekokritiska läsningar av romanen. 

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this degree project was to investigate what didactic possibilities can be found by performing ecocritical readings of dystopic literature while teaching students about sustainable development in the subject of Swedish. To investigate this, an ecocritical reading of the science fiction-novel Blade Runner, original title Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K Dick was performed.

My thought was that the novel and its depiction of a dystopic world could be interesting to acknowledge in an upper-secondary school environment, and use as a foundation for discussions about potential scenarios of the future. In addition to this I wanted to, through my analysis, show which questions regarding sustainable development that an ecocritical reading of the novel could generate. Furthermore, I wanted to discuss what potential this certain novel and the dystopic genre in general could have for teaching in the subject of Swedish. 

The results showed that there are, in an ecocritical reading of the novel, room for interpretations that highlights all of the three main areas that Skolverket describes as integral parts of sustainable development. In other words, the evidence suggests that there are possibilities to open up for discussions regarding sustainable development from ecocritical readings of the novel.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 37 p.
Series
LÄRARUTBILDNINGEN
Keyword [en]
Blade Runner, ecocriticism, ecocritical pedagogy, ecofeminism, sustainable development
Keyword [sv]
Blade Runner, ekokritik, ekokritisk pedagogik, ekofeminism, hållbar utveckling
National Category
General Literature Studies Didactics Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-32389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-32389DiVA: diva2:949062
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
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Available from: 2016-08-17 Created: 2016-07-15 Last updated: 2016-08-17Bibliographically approved

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