Defiant Deviance: The Irreality of Reality in the Cultural Imaginary

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Cristina Santos, Adriana Spahr
P. Lang, 2006 - Social Science - 151 pages
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This innovative study embarks, from a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, on redefining the - supernatural as elements that fail to be framed as - natural by their sociocultural environment. The - supernatural elements depicted in this study encompass such monstrous representations as witches, vampires, angels, virgins, apparitions, and other universally recognized reflections of human existence - though not all - supernatural representations are seen as - monstrous, but as physical and psychological embodiments of common human experience. Contributors to this project represent a wide scope of literary genres and eras, as well as differing theoretical approaches, united by the common goal of defining the - irreality of reality."

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Contents

Introduction
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Maravillas portentos y magia en Cien años de soledad
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Vampires and Witches and Werewolves Oh My
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Copyright

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The Editors: Cristina Santos is Assistant Professor at Brock University in Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Toronto. Her main research area is contemporary Latin American women writers, with a hermeneutical approach to the representation of female sexuality. Her book Bending the Rules in the Quest for an Authentic Female Identity: Clarice Lispector and Carmen Boullosa was published by Peter Lang in 2004. Adriana Spahr is Assistant Professor at Brock University in Canada. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on political and cultural expressions in contemporary Latin American literature, and she is also the author of La sonrisa de la amargura (forthcoming).

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