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dc.contributor.advisorHood, John
dc.contributor.authorBrandsma, Elliott Josiah
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-14T19:42:30Z
dc.date.available2013-02-14T19:42:30Z
dc.date.issued2012-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4503
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, December 2012.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe early 1900s marked a time of burgeoning nationalism and social upheaval in Iceland, which, consequently, brought about drastic changes in the nation’s art and literature. After centuries of oppression under the Danish monarchy, the Icelandic people began fiercely advocating for their independence, until the country officially achieved its sovereignty in 1944. From this turbulent period of political reform emerged several prolific novelists, including Halldór Laxness and Gunnar Gunnarsson, whose compelling depictions of twentieth-century Icelandic cultural life still enjoy a wide readership in Iceland today. Iceland’s severance from Denmark’s repressive rule also signaled the formation of the nation’s now thriving visual art scene, which has been lauded by contemporary critics and audiences across the world for its fearless experimentalism and playful originality. Beyond the island nation’s desolate shores, however, few scholars have examined or published research about this pivotal point in Iceland’s literary and artistic development. Thus, the purpose of this study is to begin educating people about Iceland’s rich cultural history, to perform an interdisciplinary examination of the twentieth-century Icelandic national consciousness, to analyze how key historical events influenced Iceland’s literary and artistic output, and to honor and preserve the legacies of several twentieth-century Icelandic authors and artists.en_US
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dc.format.extent39 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectIcelanden_US
dc.subjectLiteratureen_US
dc.subjectHalldor Laxnessen_US
dc.subjectLousia Matthiasdottiren_US
dc.subjectGunnar Gunnarssonen_US
dc.subjectConsciousnessen_US
dc.titleSheep, Volcanoes, and International Conflict: Mapping the Twentieth-Century Icelandic Consciousness Through Art and Fictionen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Education and Fine Arts
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
txstate.departmentHonors College


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