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Banshee: En mytologisk varelse i dagens mediesamhälle
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, Religious studies.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Sustainable development
The essay/thesis is partially on sustainable development according to the University's criteria
Alternative title
Banshee : A mythological creature in today's media society (English)
Abstract [sv]

Titel: Banshee - En mytologisk varelse i dagens mediesamhälle

Författare: Kimberly Seitola

Handledare: Stefan Larsson

Ämne: Religionsvetenskap 

 

Syfte: Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka hur den irländska mytologiska varelsen banshee gestaltas i dagens mediesamhälle.

 

Teori: Den här uppsatsen använder sig av receptionsteorin, vilken riktar sig mot producenten, åskådaren och läsaren.

 

Frågeställningar: Uppsatsen utgår från följande frågeställningar:

Hur har gestaltningarna av den mytologiska varelsen banshee förändrats i media i

jämförelse med irländsk folktro? Hur uppfattar åskådarna mediernas gestaltning av den mytologiska varelsen banshee?

 

Metod: Metoderna som uppsatsen använder sig av är innehållsanalys samt jämförande metod. Metoderna valdes för att de bland annat kompletterar varandra.

 

Material: Uppsatsens empiri består av allt vetenskapligt publicerat material rörande den mytologiska varelsen banshee, kortfilmen Banshee från 2014, den amerikanska tv-serien Teen Wolf samt internetforum och dess olika kommentarsfält.

 

Resultat: Uppsatsen identifierar att mediernas gestaltning av banshee liknar den irländska folktrons. Forskningen även skillnader mellan folktron och mediernas framställning. Undersökningar av publikens perspektiv visar att den mytologiska varelsen banshee väcker en form av nyfikenhet bland dagens medieanvändare.

Abstract [en]

Title: Banshee – A mythological creature in today's media society

Author: Kimberly Seitola

Supervisor: Stefan Larsson

Subject: Religious studies

 

Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to investigate how the Irish mythological creature banshee is shaped in today's media society.

 

Theory: This essay uses the reception theory, which targets the producer, the spectator and the reader.

 

Objectives and focus: The essay is based on the following questions: How have the representation of the mythological creature banshee changed in the media in comparison with Irish folklore? How do the perpetrators perceive the media's design of the mythological creature banshee?

 

Method: The methods that the essay uses is content analysis and comparative method. The methods were chosen because they complement each other.

 

Material: The essay's empirical essay consists of all scientifically published material relating to the mythological creature banshee, the short film Banshee from 2014, the American television series Teen Wolf, Internet forums and their various commentary fields.

 

Result: The essay identifies that the form of banshee in the media is similar to the Irish folklore. The research also shows differences between the Irish folklore and media production. Analyzes of the audience's perspective shows that the mythological creature banshee provokes a kind of curiosity among today's media users.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 25
Keywords [en]
Banshee, myth, mythology, folklore, creature, Teen Wolf, YouTube, reception theory, comparative method, content analysis.
Keywords [sv]
Banshee, myt, mytologi, folktro, varelse, Teen Wolf, Youtube, receptionsteori, jämförande metod, innehållsanalys.
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Religious Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27398OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27398DiVA, id: diva2:1223810
Subject / course
Religious studies
Educational program
Study Programme in Humans - Culture - Religion
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Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2018-06-26Bibliographically approved

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