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    • The knight on his quest : symbolic patterns of transition in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Associated University Presses, 1996)
      This book offers an integrated interpretative analysis of the major thematic aspects of the English fourteenth-century romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The chief aim of author Piotr Sadowski is to look at the ...
    • What is literature? A systems definition. 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 1999)
      One of the main methodological problems in any academic inquiry is that of definition. Defining things, processes, and phenomena is unavoidable because one has to identify and describe, however generally, the object of ...
    • Systems theory as an approach to the study of literature : origins and functions of literature 

      Sadowski, Piotr (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999)
      This text offers an alternative account of literary reception as communications-based. It seeks an alternative to post-Saussurean theories of language and discourse. The author makes a case for literature as a form of ...
    • Psychological configurations and literary characters : a systems view 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 2000)
      The object of the present paper is to apply concepts and models of systems theory (Mazur, 1966, 1976) to generate statements and definitions relevant to the human psyche in general and to the characters described in literary ...
    • Literature as interaction : a systems model of literary composition and reception 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Konstanta Publishers, 2000)
      can it be reduced to a selected element or types of elements. For example, a reduction of literary meaning to a single factor: be it the socio -economic conditions in which the text is produced (as in Marxist criticism), ...
    • Spenser’s 'golden squire' and the 'golden Meane': numbers and proportions in Book II of the Faerie Queene 

      Sadowski, Piotr (AMS Press Inc, 2000)
      The essay interprets Spenser's arithmetical and geometrical metaphors of temperance in their primary, mathematical sense, and argues that the 'golden squire' used to measure out a 'mean' of temperance refers to the ...
    • ‘A god / good kissing carrion’ : Hamlet II.ii.181 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Regents of the University of Colorado, 2001)
      During his first public appearance as a ‘madman ,’ Hamlet treats the importunate Polonius with a number of equivocations, saying among other things what in most editions of the play is rendered as: ‘For if the sun breed ...
    • The Sound-Symbolic Quality of Word-Initial Gr-Cluster in Middle English Alliterative Verse 

      Sadowski, Piotr (The Modern Language Society of Helsinki, 2001)
      Sound symbolism or linguistic iconicity, is based on the assumption that language contains instances of a natural, imitative, non-arbitrary connection between the form of the linguistic sign and its meaning. At the same ...
    • Gender and literature : a systems study 

      Sadowski, Piotr (University Press of America, Inc., 2001)
      A Systems Study addresses the notion of gender as a "social construct," and presents evolutionary reasons for human psycho-behavioural differentiation along the lines of sexual dimorphism of the reproductive and the related ...
    • A systems model of the evolution of literary paradigms 

      Sadowski, Piotr (De Gruyter, 2002)
      The paper applies a cybernetic theory of the dynamism of systems to create a model of the evolution of literary paradigms in a macro-historical perspective, that is, from the hypothetical beginnings of literature up to the ...
    • Sean O'Casey and the myth of a national Irish identity 

      McNulty, Malachy (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      At the beginning of the twentieth century, Ireland was at a stage of crisis in the search for a definitive, national Irish identity. Such a search was in vain and Sean 0' Casey's works show why. He voiced the end result ...
    • Post-colonial theory and conjecture in relation to William Shakespeare's The Tempest 

      Murphy, Karen (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      The Tempest, William Shakespeare's final play, was performed for the first time in 1611 and since then has been tirelessly scrutinised by critics and theorists interpreting it from autobiographical, psychoanalytical, Marxist ...
    • Dracula : literary analysis, criticism, and cultural importance 

      White, Hilary (Dublin Business School, 2003)
      The aim of this study is to, through four chapters of discussion provide a reference to the novel Dracula that will benefit literary enthusiasts who 'wish to understand the depth and vitality of the literary story, which ...
    • Dynamism of character in Shakespeare's mature tragedies 

      Sadowski, Piotr (Associated University Presses, 2003)
      Dynamism of character in Shakespeare's mature tragedies applies the systems theory of character to the analysis of the psychological and dramatic consistence of the main characters from Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.
    • The death of the American dream 

      Gorevan, Alan (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      This Final Year Project explores some of the key literary texts by twentieth-century American writers. It argues that these texts reflect certain aspects of the American character which are encapsulated in what is called ...
    • How Asperger's Syndrome affected W.B. Yeats' life and work 

      Killalea, Damien (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      Professor Michael Fitzgerald, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist of Trinity College Dublin, published a book in early 2004. This book entitled "Autism and Creativity. Is there a link between autism in men and exceptional ...
    • W.B. Yeats and Carl Jung - the inner struggle 

      O'Connell, Sarah (Dublin Business School, 2004)
      The objective of this research study is to explore the manifold similarities in thought between Yeatsian poetics and Jungian psychology. It will examine the number of points at which Carl Jung and William Butler Yeats touch ...
    • A critical examination of the Bernard Herrmann score for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) 

      Musgrave, Rory (Dublin Business School, 2005)
      In this paper I attempt to ascertain to what extent is Bernard Herrmann's score for Psycho (1960) responsible for the artistic and critical success which the film garnered. I discuss the aesthetic theories and orchestration ...
    • Speaking of sex .... an investigation into sexuality and language as oppressing patriarchal organisations 

      Loynton, Esther (Dublin Business School, 2005)
      The aim of this Final Year Project is the investigation of the feminist conception that women are oppressed sexually and linguistically. The text treats both everyday actions as patriarchal organisations. The continued ...
    • Dissident clowning : Dario Fo and the politics of Commedia Dell'Arte 

      Martin, Paul (Dublin Business School, 2006)
      The purpose of this Final Year Project is to demonstrate the politically dissident potential latent in commedia dell' arte and to describe how this potential was tapped in the twentieth century with particular reference ...