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Edholm, Roger
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Edholm, R. (2018). Det är inte sant, men det är likväl sant: Litteraritet, referentialitet och gränsöverskridandets etik i Karl Ove Knausgårds Min kamp. Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, 105(4), 304-321
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det är inte sant, men det är likväl sant: Litteraritet, referentialitet och gränsöverskridandets etik i Karl Ove Knausgårds Min kamp
2018 (Swedish)In: Edda. Nordisk tidsskrift for litteraturforskning, ISSN 0013-0818, E-ISSN 1500-1989, Vol. 105, no 4, p. 304-321Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Karl Ove Knausgårds Min kamp har kallats en «litterär kentaur» och beskrivits som ett verk som suddar ut gränserna mellan litteratur, självbiografi och fiktion. Forskningen har ofta riktat in sig på att klassificera sexbandsverket genremässig och många har betraktat Min kamp som en sammansmältning av olika genrer. Verket har betecknats med hjälp av hybridbeteckningar eller neologismer, som till exempel «autofiktion» och «fiktionsfri fiktion». I föreliggande artikel är den dominerande frågeställningen inte vilket slags verk Min kamp är, utan diskussionen rör istället vad det innebär att läsa böckerna både som referentiell självframställning och som ett litterärt verk. Artikeln argumenterar för att Min kamp karakteriseras av en förhandling mellan olika sanningsanspråk och skilda tolkningsramar. Läsaren av Min kamp ställs också inför en särskild etisk problematik eftersom skildringen av verkliga personer hamnar i konflikt med Knausgårds strävan efter att skriva fram sig själv som ett autonomt subjekt inom ett «slutet» litterärt verk.

Keywords
Karl Ove Knausgård, litteraritet, referentialitet, sanning, etik, självframställning
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34986 (URN)10.18261/issn.1500-1989-2018-04-04 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Edholm, R. (2018). Family Framing and the Comedy of Conventions in Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure. Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, 27(55-56), 116-133
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Family Framing and the Comedy of Conventions in Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Aesthetics, ISSN 2000-1452, E-ISSN 2000-9607, Vol. 27, no 55-56, p. 116-133Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure centres around a Swedish family vacationing at a ski resort in the Alps. The film depicts how the family breaks down after the father leaves his wife and children behind while fleeing from a possible avalanche. This breakdown is reflected in the film’s use of framing. In the opening scenes, the viewer is presented with a series of family portraits. After the averted disaster, the family is no longer shown as a coherent whole. Framing in Force Majeure is thus as a technical as well as a thematic matter related to the film’s exploration of the nuclear family. Framing is also connected to the comedic characterization of the family that the film depicts. Rather than identifying with them, the viewer is invited to critically reflect upon their self-image and their actions. The focus of this essay is therefore the concept of framing in connection with the film’s theme of family and certain comedic conventions. Force Majeure is symmetrically structured and the narrative progression adheres to a traditional plot-pattern moving from the disruption of order to the restoration of order. Yet, the film also flaunts its structure and makes the viewer aware of the clichés of conventional storytelling as these clichés and conventions are reproduced in the lives of the main characters.

Keywords
Force Majeure, Framing, Family, Comedy, Conventions, Nature, Camera
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34987 (URN)10.7146/nja.v27i55-56.110722 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2018-11-30Bibliographically approved
Edholm, R. (2018). The Narrator Who Wasn’t There: Philip Roth’s The Human Stain and the Discontinuity of Narrating Characters. Narrative (Columbus, Ohio), 26(1), 17-38
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Narrator Who Wasn’t There: Philip Roth’s The Human Stain and the Discontinuity of Narrating Characters
2018 (English)In: Narrative (Columbus, Ohio), ISSN 1063-3685, E-ISSN 1538-974X, Vol. 26, no 1, p. 17-38Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By discussing The Human Stain by Philip Roth, this article aims toquestion the standard view of fictional narratives as being told by a narrator and as beingformal imitations of natural narrative discourse. In my discussion on Roth’s novel,I demonstrate how the concept of the narrator can start to produce interpretations ofa literary work. Although critics discussing this particular novel are not always narratologists,the concept is theory-laden and therefore presents a preconceived notionof who the narrator is as well how to approach so-called first-person fiction. In TheHuman Stain, the character of Nathan Zuckerman appears as a narrating-I, yet attainsdifferent functions throughout the literary work, besides that of “telling.” By using thisexample, I argue for a rhetorical and aesthetic approach to narrating characters. Narratingcharacters are viewed as products of the authorial discourse rather than producersof narrative discourse or sources of narrative information. The topic discussedin this article is thus an example of the conflict between certain narratological coreconcepts, defined within a given theoretical paradigm, and the practice of reading narrativefiction. The rules and conventions governing that practice should be the focusfor any rhetorical approach to fiction, yet narratological distinctions might contradictour readerly responses and appear counterintuitive to how literary works communicatewith us as readers of literary fiction, as the reception of Roth’s novel demonstrates.

Keywords
first-person fiction, narrating characters, Philip Roth, The Human Stain, author, rhetoric, aesthetics, the literary work
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32648 (URN)10.1353/nar.2018.0001 (DOI)000419146800002 ()2-s2.0-85038618571 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-09 Created: 2018-01-09 Last updated: 2018-02-22Bibliographically approved
Edholm, R. (2016). Den litterära sanningen: Refentialitet och litteraritet i Karl-Ove Knausgårds Min Kamp. In: : . Paper presented at Litteraturvetenskapens gränsöverskridanden. Nationell ämneskonferens i svensk litteraturvetenskap, 12-13 maj Karlstads universitet.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den litterära sanningen: Refentialitet och litteraritet i Karl-Ove Knausgårds Min Kamp
2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-29133 (URN)
Conference
Litteraturvetenskapens gränsöverskridanden. Nationell ämneskonferens i svensk litteraturvetenskap, 12-13 maj Karlstads universitet
Available from: 2016-10-26 Created: 2016-10-26 Last updated: 2016-11-16Bibliographically approved
Edholm, R. (2014). Att skriva om sig själv: Självbiografi, fiktion och exemplet Philip Roth. In: Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand (Ed.), Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod (pp. 81-90). Örebro: Örebro universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att skriva om sig själv: Självbiografi, fiktion och exemplet Philip Roth
2014 (Swedish)In: Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod / [ed] Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand, Örebro: Örebro universitet , 2014, p. 81-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Örebro universitet, 2014
Series
Örebro Studies in Narration, Life, and Meaning ; 1
Keywords
Biografi, fakta, fiktion, narration, narrativ metod
National Category
Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-24363 (URN)978-91-7529-053-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-02-11 Created: 2015-02-11 Last updated: 2015-02-24Bibliographically approved
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