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Everything Is Connected to Everything Else: An Ecocritical and Psychological Approach to Jane Urquhart's The Stone Carvers
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nature is everywhere. Every day we have contact with it. Still, many of us do not realize how important it is for our survival. Descriptions of nature have always been present in novels. However, recently the aspect of nature in literature, as well as in other disciplines, has been dealt with in a slightly different way. As a result, an ecocritical approach to literature has been favoured. This essay shows nature's impact on the characters in Jane Urquhart's The Stone Carvers. Using this novel as an example, I start by studying how the concept of nature is often constructed through opposition. I then move on to show how stereotypical boundaries between nature and human beings may be challenged. Finally I study how nature function as a healing agent in The Stone Carvers. In my studies I combine the theories of ecocriticism with a psychoanalytical perspective through the concept of abjection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
The Stone Carvers, Jane Urquhart, Nature, Environment, Awareness, Ecocriticism, Abjection
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Humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23394OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-23394DiVA, id: diva2:642446
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English
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Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-08-21 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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