KeywordsLiterature, Latin American.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this dissertation is to characterize and explain the different forms and views of Mexican Fantastic narrative, which is portrayed specially during the Romantic and Naturalistic periods. Our task goes further than just mentioning and describing the specific corpus of Fantastic texts. Its orientation towards the critical apprehension of this narrative form is a part of the general literary process. Our procedure consists of determining the ideological function the Fantastic text plays during the periods mentioned. Also, we pay close attention to the deconstruction of the verbal procedures that frequently appear throughout the ideological function. In respect to the methodological and theoretical aspect, we apply a conception of the Fantastic, supported in a Pragmatical theory. Its purpose is to overcome the Formalistic essentialism in which an important part of the critique fails.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Spanish and Portuguese