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maj 27, 2010

On a somewhat more personal note:

As of yesterday, my Ph.D. thesis has an official name: ”Writing Worlds, Reading Landscapes: An Exploration of Settings in Fantasy”. For those of you who don’t know, it is a study of what we can learn about fantasy stories by reading them with their settings in focus. The four chapters look at maps, borders, the nature-culture relation, and direct links between rulers and their realms. I look at for instance Tolkien, Pratchett, Holdstock, Miéville, de Lint, McKillip, Powers, Goldstein, Nix, and Brust.

My final seminar is set to mid-June, and I defend the thesis in mid-October. Right now, I am trying to wrap up the conclusion. (This little project has been one reason for things having been somewhat slow on this blog for a few months – so much other writing to do …)

3 kommentarer leave one →
  1. Stefan Högberg permalink
    maj 27, 2010 7:32 e m

    Good name!

  2. Morgan Thomsen permalink
    maj 28, 2010 10:21 f m

    Do you know if it’s going to be published?

    • stefanekman permalink*
      maj 28, 2010 11:17 f m

      All Swedish dissertations are made available at some of the main university libraries (and can thus be found via Libris), a few weeks before the defence. I hope to persuade a commercial publisher to accept a revised version after the defence, but have no deal yet.

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