Heterotopia in Angela Carter’s Fiction: Worlds in Collision

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Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag), Feb 1, 2014 - Literary Collections - 328 pages
Angela Carter’s work is a collage of discourses and genres. The challenge of finding a critical framework, complex and accurate enough to classify her work, has remained. The spectacular and the pragmatic threads of her texts, framed by extreme seriousness and witty humour are unravelled with the help of a different metaphor, denoting enigmatic spaces, conterdiscourses, borders of otherness – heterotopia. Five novels out of nine, five short stories out of thirty-five, as well as Carter’s two film adaptations are filtered through a term extricated from its medical and geographical roots, which emphasizes the ambiguity, as well as the dialogic interaction of Angela Carter’s often discordant discourses that have kept her at the top of the literary canon.
 

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Contents

4 HETEROTOPIA DYNAMICS OF PERFORMANCE
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5 HETEROTOPIA THE WARP AND WEFT OF STORYTELLING
236
CONCLUSION
307
BIBLIOGRAPHY
314
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Lecturer of English at the University of the West, Timisoara, Romania from 1999 to the present. BA in Literary studies, MA in Applied Linguistics, MA in Art and Film Studies, PhD in English Literature. My research interests are European and American Film Studies, Translation Studies. I have published nationally and internationally on literary and media studies topics.

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