Essays about: "Junot Díaz"

Found 4 essays containing the words Junot Díaz.

  1. 1. The Postmodern Aesthetic of Junot Díaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Jonathan Urch; [2018]
    Keywords : Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This thesis examines The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) by Junot Díaz as an example of postmodern fiction. The thesis begins with a background chapter that outlines the central characteristics of postmodern fiction, followed by three chapters that tackle one main postmodern aspect of the novel each: fragmentation, metafiction and intertextuality. READ MORE

  2. 2. Approaching the Ideal Self through Love: Lacan’s objet petit a and Representations of Love in The Color Purple, Poor Things, and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Lukas Krupka; [2018]
    Keywords : Jacques Lacan; objet petit a; love; attraction; desire; selfhood; ideal self; self realisation; Alice Walker; The Color Purple; Alasdair Gray; Poor Things; Junot Díaz; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Using Jacques Lacan’s theories of subjectivity, this dissertation analyses the relationships between the ideal selves and the romantic desires of characters in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Alasdair Gray’s Poor Things and Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondous Life of Oscar Wao. Lacan argues that there is an inherent lack in all human beings, stemming from incompleteness and early helplessness, and employs the notion of the objet petit a, the cause for desire, to represent a subject’s desire to redress their lack. READ MORE

  3. 3. “Ghetto Nerd at the End of the World”: the Decolonized Chronotope, Liminality, and Dialogics in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska; Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Clarissa Grace Chang; [2016]
    Keywords : contemporary literature; Junot Díaz; decolonized chronotope; decolonial imagination; heteroglossia; New Jersey; Dominican Republic; Afro-Latinidad; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Narratives focusing on People of Color often suffer from neocolonial treatment with narrow focus on race at the expense of character development, working with stereotypical monoliths rather than complex individuals. These types of narratives tend to use Whiteness as a “neutral” reference point. READ MORE

  4. 4. Across Borders: Migrancy, Bilingualism, and the Reconfiguration of Postcolonialism in Junot Díaz’s Fiction

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media; Lunds universitet/Litteraturvetenskap

    Author : Laura Fennell; [2015]
    Keywords : migrancy; migration; bilingualism; postcolonialism; Junot Díaz; other; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : Equipped with Junot Díaz’s novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) and his collections of short stories Drown (1996) and This Is How You Lose Her (2012), this thesis interprets the fundamentals of migrant literature, studies Díaz’s tools of migrant depiction, and examines contemporary postcolonial and migrant discourse. This is performed in three integral segments of study. READ MORE