Vitriolic Verses examines how the myths of Finnishness were created in the seventeenth through the nineteenth century and why. The research material consists of the writings of Finnish historians, the fathers of the nationalist ideal, as well as poets and novelists who contributed to the aesthetic representation of the country and the nation. The texts are analysed with Foucauldian discourse analysis. The study unearths alternative interpretations for national narrative traditions.
- Softcover and free eBook; 252 pages
- ISBN 9517179472; Price $0.00; Finnish Literature Society (SKS), 1997
- In Finnish: Suolatut säkeet; Available in Finnish with a summary in English at the end
- Keywords: Finland; Finnishness; Finnish history; nationalism; Foucault; power; PhD dissertation, Tampere University, Finland