Program in Comparative and World Literature
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(2015-07-14)This is an application of existentialist and phenomenological philosophy to the psychology and ethical concerns of memory, suffering, and violence. The primary goal is to take up the recent resurgence of existentialist/p ...
Identity, Culture, and the Discontents of Hybridity: A Critical Study of the Post -Colonial (Moroccan) Novel (2000)In Chapter One, I examine how contemporary Arab discourse on the I/Other opposition has not liberated its premises from the fixed Hegelian master/slave dialectic, and thus continues to posit the West/modernity as a stable ...
(1999)An attempt is made to apply the Lacanian concepts of the Imaginary and the Symbolic on cultural and national levels and to explain the national conflicts in the Balkans.
(1999)This dissertation investigates several paradigmatic relationships between the concepts "home" and "the frontier." It focuses on four writers of the twentieth century from divergent cultural and literary contexts. Each ...
(1999)A close look at three specific operas from different periods of Verdi's life, Macbeth, Il trovatore, and Don Carlo will show that he successfully negotiated the balance between artistic freedom and political commitment. ...