Essays about: "Mo Yan"

Found 1 essay containing the words Mo Yan.

  1. 1. The Reception of Mo Yan in the British and North American Literary Centers

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Victoria Xiaoyang Liu; [2015]
    Keywords : Mo Yan; reception; reader-response criticism; horizon of expectation; interpretive communities; Pascale Casanova; discourse; hegemony;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the two major conflicting modes of interpretation applied to Mo Yan’s literary texts diachronically and synchronically in order to reveal both the aesthetic imperative and the liberating force of the British and North American literary centers in receiving literature from the periphery. After an introduction to the centers’ disparate responses to the paradigmatic shift of the local Chinese literary trend in the 1980s, the thesis continues with a theoretical discussion on reader-response theory and the uneven power relations between the literary center and the periphery. READ MORE