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The Magical Sublime: A New-old Lens On Magical Realism

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The Magical Sublime: A New-old Lens On Magical Realism

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dc.contributor.author Sasser, Kim Danielle en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T01:56:55Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T01:56:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007-08-23T01:56:55Z
dc.date.submitted December 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1579 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/534
dc.description.abstract While magical realist critics often refer to magical realism's generic heritage of primitive cultures and indigenous mythology, Franz Roh's magischer realismus, and Surrealism, I will point to the sublime as a less recognized lineage, yet one which offers equally fruitful insights. Magical realism employs many elements of the sublime, such as astonishment and the alternation between the two phases of pain and pleasure, but perhaps most valuable in this comparative analysis is the sublime's offering new perspectives which illuminate how magical realism's most distinguishing characteristic, the magic, functions. Relying mostly on the theories of Longinus, Burke, and Kant, as well as various contemporary eco-theorists, in this analysis I demonstrate how magical realism shares the characteristics of several different historical and contemporary usages of the sublime while conflating ontological binaries, dramatizing historical horrors, engaging with issues of nationhood, and embodying the debate about sublime place. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Faris, Wendy en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher English en_US
dc.title The Magical Sublime: A New-old Lens On Magical Realism en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Faris, Wendy en_US
dc.degree.department English en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1450
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