Program in Comparative and World Literature
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(2015-11-02)This dissertation studies Latin American narratives of crime in the twenty-first century, arguing that these texts waver between the hyper-rationality of the crime fiction genre, and an affective state of paranoia. This ...
(2015-12-04)In contemporary theory and artistic representation, the grotesque is understood as a creative space in which the depiction of a peculiar individual or event assembled in some disproportionate and disparate form turns human ...
(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.