Modern Literature is Never Harmless

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

Sleepwalkers of Modernity

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

We need to change the narrative of stress

Trying to narrow down a large subject to one single argument as one should do when writing a master thesis leads to many stream of thoughts. They’re not all relevant to the task ahead, but are not less interesting. One thing in particular is the whole discourse surrounding the phenomena of stress. Stress has as,… Continue reading We need to change the narrative of stress

What has literature got to do with it?

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]The question of literature’s role in understanding society [/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]To many, literature is a recreational activity, a necessary evil to passing exams at school or… Continue reading What has literature got to do with it?

Feeling stressed?

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?