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Title: Contested Sites: 21st Century Romanian Playwrights' Hauntings.
Name(s): Duncan, Jane G., author
Dahl, Mary Karen, professor directing dissertation
Wynot, Edward, university representative
Salata, Kris, committee member
School of Theatre, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Using Carlson's theory that text can be considered "haunted" in the ways it recycles material already familiar to the audience, I suggest that Romanian playwrights writing after the year 2000 are highlighting the historical struggles/difficult past of the nation in an effort to "move on," perhaps specifically in conjunction with Romania's bid to enter the EU. I propose that Romanian playwrights are creating hauntings through their work, and in so doing, are entering into a poly-vocal dialogue about the nation. I offer myself as a bridge in the conversation, not to provide the reader with all of the answers about Romania, but to help complicate Americans' understanding of this nation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-5604 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the School of Theatre in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: March 26, 2012.
Keywords: Cultural Studies, Dramatic Literature, Identity, Nationalism, Playwrights, Romania
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Mary Karen Dahl, Professor Directing Dissertation; Edward Wynot, University Representative; Kris Salata, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Theater
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Duncan, J. G. (2012). Contested Sites: 21st Century Romanian Playwrights' Hauntings. Retrieved from