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Title: Novel, travel-writing and nation : studies in Selma Lagerlöf and Hans Christian Andersen
Author: Thomsen, Bjarne Thorup
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 2009
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The overarching focus of the portfolio of publications I have submitted for the PhD by Research Publications is the treatment of place - in particular the mapping and problematisation of nation space - in Selma Lagerlöfs and Hans Christian Andersen's novel- and travel-writing. Through a consideration of selected texts it is argued that manifestations of mobility, modernity and hybridity contribute centrally to the articulation of place in the works of both writers. It is further argued that the majority of the texts themselves display hybrid features, challenging the boundary between 'fictional' novel-writing and 'factual' travel-writing and combining a commitment to the 'real' with a recurring interest in the imagined.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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