(Română) MYTHE ET EXPÉRIENCE PERSONNELLE CHEZ EUGÈNE IONESCO

Posted On Nov 11 2015 by

In this paper I emphasize some elements which are to be found both in the myth and Ionesco’s personal experience, as we identify them in the play Le Piéton de l’air.


THE GEOLOGICAL PATTERN OF CULTURAL EVOLUTION: BERGSONIAN TIME, CULTUREQUAKES, AND MUSLIM-BECOMING IN THE GEOMETRY OF GOD

Posted On Jul 23 2014 by

Uzma Aslam Khan’s 2010 novel, The Geometry of God, is set in contemporary Pakistan, in the Margalla Hills near Islamabad, those foothills of the Himalayas which conceal and occasionally divulge prehistoric elements of the fossil record. Amal is a young paleontologist, and her reading and interpretation of the terrain, both literal and figurative, will contribute to what Michael O’Riley calls a “culturequake,” a “subterranean force that emerges to disrupt the natural order of territory and cultural relations,” wherein topology is defined as “the distances that separate and unite the two worlds.”[1] It is precisely within this contested, obstacle-filled topology that …


HISTORY, MEMORY AND THEIR NARRATIVE ENACTMENT IN BELOVED

Posted On Oct 18 2011 by

It is an obvious fact that in all her work Toni Morrison makes use of narrative tools in order to investigate and explore theoretical issues (social, philosophical, or otherwise) characteristic of the late twentieth century. This does not mean that theories, their usefulness, limits or narrative structuring are the only points of interest; Morrison’s textual endeavours are as much experimental as they are real pieces of narrative research in the esthetics of the novel. Any analysis of Beloved should render an image of this type of fiction concerned with a multifaceted yet unified narrative structure, an exercise in interrogating the …