master's thesis
The role of animals in children's novels

Josipa Šibenik (2017)
University of Zadar
Department of Teachers Studies in Gospić
Metadata
TitleUloga životinja u dječjem romanu
AuthorJosipa Šibenik
Mentor(s)Sanja Vrcić-Mataija (thesis advisor)
Abstract
U diplomskom se radu istražuje uloga životinja na odabranom korpusu dječje književne animalistike: Pčelica Maja (Waldemar Bonsels), Bambi (Felix Salten), Knjiga o džungli (Rudyard Kipling), Divlji konj (Božidar Prosenjak), Klopka za medvjedića (Maja Gluščević), Humandel (Hrvoje Hitrec), Don od Tromeđe (Višnja Stahuljak), Ljubavni slučaj mačka Joje (Branka Primorac), Dupin Dirik i Lijena kobila (Joža Horvat), Pas koji je čitao s usana (Stjepan Tomaš), Crobinhoodovi (Dunja Kalilić). Uz povijesni prikaz književne animalistike, donose se analize romanesknog plana izraza i sadržaja. Istražena je uloga i tip pripovjedača, struktura fabule te je na semantičkom planu interpretiran odnos životinjskih i dječjih likova, potom odnos likova životinja i likova odraslih, analizirana je uloga životinja kao kućnih ljubimaca, uloga divljih životinja, uloga životinja u ratnim okolnostima te životinjski međuodnosi, od prijateljstva, rivalstva, preko majčinstva, očinstva do ljubavi i spolnosti. Raznolikost književne animalistike u načinu prikaza (antropomorfizam, zoomorfizam) i odabiru životinja (psi, mačke, kukci, srne, konji, dupini, medvjedi) ukazuju na vječitu povezanost čovjeka/djeteta i životinje, na različite potrebe za ljudskim „posjedovanjem“ životinja (odanost, prijateljstvo, terapeutska uloga, igra, zlostavljanje), ali i na potrebu za spoznavanjem svijeta preko različitih animalističkih književnih tema, uključujući i kršćansku simboliku animalistike.
Keywordsliterary animalism animal roles anthropomorphism pets wild animals relationship between humans and animals
Parallel title (English)The role of animals in children's novels
Committee MembersVesna Grahovac-Pražić (committee chairperson)
Sanja Vrcić-Mataija (committee member)
Katica Balenović (committee member)
GranterUniversity of Zadar
Lower level organizational unitsDepartment of Teachers Studies in Gospić
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Theory and History of Literature
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelintegrated undergraduate and graduate
Study programmePrimary education
Academic title abbreviationmag. prim. educ.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2017-07-12
Parallel abstract (English)
The thesis explores the role of animals in the selected corpus of children's animalistic literature: Maya the Bee (Waldemar Bonsels), Bambi (Felix Salten), The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling), The Wild Horse (Božidar Prosenjak), The Bear Clutch (Maja Gluščević), Humandel (Hrvoje Hitrec), The Don from Tromeš (Višnja Stahuljak), The Love Case of Jojo the Cat (Branka Primorac), Dolphin Dirik and The Lazy Mare (Horvat Joe), The Lip-Reading Dog (Stjepan Tomaš), The Crobinhoods (Dunja Kalilić). Along with the historical display of literary animalism, the analysis of the Romanesque plan of expression and content were made. The role and type of the narrator and the plot structure was studied, the relationship of not only animal and child characters but also of animal and adult characters was interpreted. Furthermore, the role of animals as pets was analyzed, the role of wild animals, animals in warfare and animal interrelations, ranging from friendship, rivalry, through motherhood, paternity to love and sexuality. The diversity of literary animalism in the mode of presentation (anthropomorphism, zoomorphism) and the selection of animals (dogs, cats, insects, cows, horses dolphins, bears) point to the eternal connection of humans/children and animals to the different needs for human "possession" of animals (loyalty, friendship, therapeutic role, play, abuse), but also the need for learning about the world through different animalistic literary topics, including the animalistic Christian symbolism.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)književna animalistika uloga životinja antropomorfizacija kućni ljubimci divlje životinje odnos čovjeka i životinje
Resource typetext
Access conditionAccess restricted to students and staff of home institution
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:103200
CommitterDubravka Čanić