La escritura de la memoria como herramienta de diálogo en la metanovela española del siglo XXI

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dc.contributor Janiga-Perkins, Constance
dc.contributor Martín Galván, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor Moody, Sarah
dc.contributor Worden, William
dc.contributor.advisor Corbalán, Ana Hines-Brooks, Shelly Marie 2017-03-01T17:21:48Z 2017-03-01T17:21:48Z 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001773
dc.identifier.other HinesBrooks_alatus_0004D_12107
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores how the use of metafiction in four novels that were published in the 21st century creates a dialogue with the historical memory of the Spanish Civil War. These works, which are referred to as 'metanovels' in this study, are: El corazón helado (2007) by Almudena Grandes; Mala gente que camina (2006) by Benjamin Prado; Otra maldita novela sobre la guerra civil (2007) by Isaac Rosa, and Cielo abajo (2005) by Fernando Marías. One of the most important focuses of the project is how present perspectives influence interpretations of the past. In fact, in all of the analyzed novels there are characters that live in the 21st century and investigate a mystery from the Civil War or the dictatorship. This study argues that the generational distance in time from the historically traumatic events provides a point of view that facilitates a type of reconciliatory re-writing of the Civil War that was not possible three decades before the publication of the books studied. Furthermore, according to this research the technique of reflexivity used by the authors --and represented in the books themselves by characters who are also readers and/or writers-- increases the sense of connection and the feeling of involvement in the reconstruction of the past felt by the readers of these works. Finally, this research project maintains that the metanovels pertaining to the literary genre analyzed in this study function as keepers of Spanish historical memory for their readers.
dc.format.extent 207 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Romance literature
dc.title La escritura de la memoria como herramienta de diálogo en la metanovela española del siglo XXI
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Modern Languages and Classics Romance Languages The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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