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Title:Alterity and Hagiography in the Early Modern Captivity Narrative: "Naufragios", "Wahrhaftige Historia", and "Peregrinação"
Author(s):TenHuisen, Dwight E.R.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Palencia-Roth, Michael
Department / Program:Comparative Literature
Discipline:Comparative Literature
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Literature, Germanic
Abstract:The diverse strands and varied emphases of the rich hagiographic tradition inherited from the Middle Ages are used to express startlingly different world views in these three autobiographical narratives. The examination of the hagiographic discourse reveals the dialectical tensions characteristic of early modern colonial writing. It also suggests that the author's particular religious ideology influences their interpretation of self and Other. By examining captivity narratives seldom included in North American criticism, this study also contradicts the frequent assertion that the subject's desire to possess determines the representation of the Other.
Issue Date:2005
Description:364 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182393
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005

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