Historical and Linguistic Elements in the Novel of Slavery The Price of a ChildCita Konec
, 2012, diplomsko delo
Opis: The paper presents the contemporary novel of slavery written by Lorene Cary, and published in 1995. The novel is based on the actual story of Jane Johnson, an escaped slave, and follows two events from Johnson's life. The Price of a Child includes many other historical facts, mentions several notable people, societies and movements of the antebellum era. The paper begins with the explanation of the term "neo-slave" narrative, and argues for the appropriateness of the term as a classification for The Price of a Child. The setting of the novel, plot summary and analysis of characters is presented prior to the two main sections of the paper, "Historical Elements" and "Linguistic Elements". The paper examines the historical facts in the novel, determines the extent of their historical accuracy, and analyses the literary dialect, which presents several stable features of the African American Vernacular English in direct discourse.
Ključne besede: The Price of a Child, neo-slave narrative, historical elements, African American Vernacular English
Objavljeno: 04.07.2012; Ogledov: 1340; Prenosov: 97
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POSTMODERN SLAVE NARRATIVENina Rošer
, 2013, diplomsko delo
Opis: The aim of this diploma is to show the development and characteristics of slave narratives by analysing the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison and Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained. The aim is also to show the impact that African-American history (particularly slavery) has had on African American literature. Slavery is one of the main themes of African American writers, particularly in the 18th century; however, it is also an important subject of modern literature and writers. One of those is Toni Morrison, who is a literary voice of slave literature and whose work seeks to shed a light on the problems of African American people. For this purpose the novel Beloved is discussed. The book is a narration of the traumatic experience of slavery. In the same way, directors try to keep the memory of slavery alive in their films. One of those is Quentin Tarantino, who directed the latest film about slavery Django Unchained.
Ključne besede: Slavery, African American Literature, Slave Narrative, Neo-slave Narrative, Toni Morrison, Beloved, Django Unchained
Objavljeno: 08.07.2013; Ogledov: 1505; Prenosov: 92
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The Modernized Characters of the Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood in Neil Gaiman's Picture Book The Wolves in the WallsSilvija Kunst Berčič
, 2016, diplomsko delo
Opis: The aim of this thesis is to investigate the influence of traditional fairy tales to contemporary stories for children and to compare their features. The thesis mainly focuses on the characters of Little Red Riding Hood and Lucy who is the protagonist in Gaiman’s picture book The wolves in the walls. Furthermore, the thesis discusses two Slovene variant versions of the fairy tale of Little Red Riding and deals with the issue of fear in modern stories. Another focus of interest are the stylistic devices which the author uses to increase and decrease the tension in the narrative. Since The Wolves in the Walls is a picture book, the thesis is interested in illustration and deals with the question how pictures and words act upon each other in this picture book.
Ključne besede: fairy tale, modern story, picture book, Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy, narrative, illustration
Objavljeno: 05.09.2016; Ogledov: 867; Prenosov: 75
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Trans-colonial collaboration and slave narrativeMichelle Gadpaille
, 2011, izvirni znanstveni članek
Opis: In 1831 in London, two formidable women met: Mary Prince, an ex-slave from Bermuda, who had crossed the Atlantic to a qualified freedom, and Susanna Strickland, an English writer. The narrative that emerged from this meeting was The History of Mary Prince, which played a role in the fight for slave emancipation in the British Empire. Prince disappeared once the battle was won, while Strickland emigrated to Upper Canada and, as Susanna Moodie, became an often quoted 19th century Canadian writer. Prince dictated, Strickland copied, and the whole was lightly edited by Thomas Pringle, the anti-slavery publisher at whose house the meeting took place. This is the standard account. In contesting this version, the paper aims to reinstate Moodie as co-creator of the collaborative Mary Prince text by considering multiple accounts of the meeting with Prince and to place the work in the context of Moodie's pre- and post-emigration oeuvre on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ključne besede: Canadian literature, slave narrative, Anti-slavery movement, Mary Prince, Susanna Moodie
Objavljeno: 16.05.2017; Ogledov: 410; Prenosov: 37
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Designing the myth: pattern language to assist with the designing of garments at the drawing stageJure Purgaj
, Simona Jevšnik
, 2016, izvirni znanstveni članek
Opis: This article presents and introduces a new approach for researching into fashion, textile and clothing design. Following Christopher Alexander’s understanding of a pattern language the aim is to present and propose a pattern language which assists with the visualisations and designs of garments that use narrative, non-visual forms as forms of inspiration. To visualise the descriptions of the Slovenian mythological creatures, a guided method for designing the garments was developed, based on fashion design practice and different proposed mythological patterns. Furthermore, the design components during the drawing process were defined and analysed. The above-mentioned type of research is important in order to better understand the phases in the design process during drawing. On the basis of the gained results it can be concluded that the proposed pattern language and the guided method have great potential for creating new interdisciplinary knowledge. This developed method for visualising garments’ forms was tested on Slovenian mythological creatures but it could be used with any written texts. Moreover the method can also be used for educational purposes and further research into fashion design processes because it provides a classified environment that can be easily observed, analysed, and discussed.
Ključne besede: fashion design practice, visualisations, mythology, pattern language, narrative inspiration
Objavljeno: 31.08.2017; Ogledov: 331; Prenosov: 222
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Nostalgia, commodification of emotions and small-town tourismBarbara Pavlakovič
, Nejc Pozvek
, Andreja Trdina
, 2016, objavljeni znanstveni prispevek na konferenci
Opis: Small urban environments face many issues in tourism; for example, how to position themselves in contrast to the larger cities and how to provide adequate tourist facilities for their guests. In the case of positioning, they have to choose something different and attractive. And in the case of infrastructure, small cities are primarily meant for their residents and have plenty residential buildings but lack of tourist accommodation buildings. The article attempts to reflect on specific contemporary form of “consumed nostalgia” (Cross, 2015) that is characteristic of the era of modern consumer society and offer an example of how its potential could be employed in tourism, particular in small urban environments with significant implications of preserving abandoned properties and thus existing architectural and cultural heritage. An analysis of Vintage Vila accommodation facility that is located in small city of Brežice, Slovenia, was conducted in order to acquaint the potential of a specific form of nostalgia tourism. After an interview with Vintage Vila founder, a review of their Facebook site and the responses of the visitors was made. Additionally the study of media coverage of Vintage Vila was completed to understand the discursive construction of a unique narrative of the place. The basic objective of this paper is to describe this innovative solution for the preservation of architectural and cultural heritage of small urban environments. With the case study of Vintage Vila accommodation facility we hope to encourage other small cities to recognise their potential in abandoned buildings. Restoration of such facilities can open up new possibilities in tourism and may, together with thoughtfully chosen narratives that emotionally bound people to their material environment, contribute to a revitalization of small cities. What is more, tourism development grounded in vintage and nostalgia appeals should be considered as part of a call for sustainable growth, as it advocates and supports alternative consumer practices (such as recycling and reusing objects) and preservation of material culture in general.
Ključne besede: nostalgia tourism, vintage, accommodation capacity, small urban environments, place as a narrative
Objavljeno: 03.11.2017; Ogledov: 564; Prenosov: 47
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