"Mitt hjerta var i Malin": förmedling och förvandling i Fredrika Bremers Grannarne (1837)

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”My heart was with Malin”: Mediation and Transformation in Fredrika Bremer’s The Neighbours. This article focuses on a scene in Fredrika Bremer’s 1837 novel, Grannarne (Th e Neighbours), investigating the relationship between reading aloud and empathy established in this work. It discusses the characters’ varied responses to the shared reading experience, utilising reception theory. In a follow-up discussion, I examine the feasibility of using newer theories concerning narrative empathy. Fritz Breithaupt’s theory is of particular interest since he suggests that second-level observation (and thus placing oneself in another person’s perspective) is central to the experience of empathy. Finally, I consider the emotional responses of the characters in relation to melodrama in Bremer’s work.

OriginalspråkSvenska
Sidor (från-till)5-13
Antal sidor8
TidskriftTidskrift för litteraturvetenskap
Utgåva1
StatusPublicerad - 2016
Externt publiceradJa

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  • Litteraturstudier (60204)

Nyckelord

  • Fredrika Bremer
  • narrative empathy
  • reader-respons theory
  • bibliotherapy
  • melodrama

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