The Danish (and so far only) version of my recently accepted master thesis, granting me the title Master of Arts (finally!) is available for download via Academia.edu. The English title of the paper is Stress as a Literary Strategy, although, the Danish title, I must admit, has a better ring to it, Fri mig for… Continue reading Stress As a Literary Strategy – Now Available for Download
“Oh, that sounds interesting. Which books are about stress?” That’s a frequent response, when telling that for the past months I’ve spent all of my waken hours on my master thesis on stress in modern, Danish literature. And the disappointment is clear, when I answer, that the books I write about are actually not about… Continue reading Free of Stress Symptoms
We often seem to think stress can be cured by mindfulness, walks on the beach and learning to say words such as “no” and “never mind”. But what if the literature has a better answer – if only it were taken seriously? In the first part in the series on how stress is expressed in… Continue reading Modern Literature is Never Harmless
I believe that one of the absolute most powerful tools we have at hand as human beings in a modern world is words. I’ve talked about this before but it can’t be repeated enough: The way we talk about and approach things is a significant factor in our experience and understanding of ourselves and the… Continue reading Society of the Stressed
I’ve changed direction. I’m no longer as much interested in how stress expresses itself in modern Danish literature. I want to know where.
We are moving at a still faster pace, which to most people means less free-time and less sleep. Just a generation ago the average American slept 8 hours every night, today it’s 6,5 hours. Even longer ago sleeping 10 hours wasn’t uncommon, today it’s utopia. Our sleeping patterns seems, indeed, very interconnected with the way… Continue reading Sleepwalkers of Modernity
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The beginning of a journey mapping stress in literature So. This is it. The beginning of my thesis in literature. I’ve set sail to conquer the world. My goal is not a small one and I won’t settle for less. I want to show how literature is actually a way to take the temperature of… Continue reading Feeling stressed?