Transcending immanence : poetic reason and mysticality in twentieth century Christian and Jewish Latin American poetics

dc.contributor.advisorLindstrom, Naomi, 1950-
dc.contributor.advisorSalgado, César Augusto
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReed, Cory
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRoncador, Sonia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNewman, Martha
dc.creatorMalak, Stephanie Anna
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1971-1112
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-15T20:29:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-22T22:30:36Z
dc.date.available2016-09-15T20:29:26Z
dc.date.available2018-01-22T22:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2016
dc.date.updated2016-09-15T20:29:26Z
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation considers the notion of “mysticality” in the works of Cubans Fina García Marruz and Cintio Vitier, Brazilian Clarice Lispector, and Argentine Jacobo Fijman, (the latter two both born Jewish in Russian-controlled territory). The present research engages with mystical, gender, and poetic studies in Latin American literature; broadly, I look at the way religion is incorporated into Latin American post-modern poetics. I analyze how Latin American writers use mystical language to address high-stakes secular issues, such as political revolution, feminism, and cultural identity. I will also discuss female writers whose poetic product is an exploration of a feminine Latin American lineage. Following the work of Spanish philosopher, María Zambrano, I develop her theory of poiesis, showing how these Latin American poets conflate the Divine and the quotidian in order to “divinize” aspects of everyday life. I contend that this poetic strategy of rhetorical divinization reveals both the profane and transcendent nature of their poetics.
dc.description.departmentSpanish and Portuguese
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T21Z41T54
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/40337
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMysticism
dc.subjectLatin American poetry
dc.subjectCuba
dc.subjectBrazil
dc.subjectArgentina
dc.subjectLispector
dc.subjectFijman
dc.subjectGarcía Marruz
dc.subjectVitier
dc.subjectPoiesis
dc.subjectJewish studies
dc.titleTranscending immanence : poetic reason and mysticality in twentieth century Christian and Jewish Latin American poetics
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext

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