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La Busqueda de Mis Visceras

Title: La Busqueda de Mis Visceras: Un Ensayo Auto-Etnográfico.
Name(s): Bin-Hurtado, Luis Enrique, author
Álvarez, Enrique, professor directing thesis
Galeano, Juan Carlos, committee member
Gomariz, José, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (45 pages)
Language(s): Spanish
Abstract/Description: My thesis is an experimental project that explores the connection between aesthetics and meaning-formation. The inspiration for the project emerged out of my research into the work of a group of poets known as infrarrealistas, whose most famous member, Roberto Bolaño, has become one of the widely read writers of our times. In the recently published anthology titled Perros habitados por las voces del desierto (2014) Rubén Medina, a founding member of the group, explains the infrarrealistas' artistic motivation as an attempt to capture the multiple forces that shape the subject's identity (16); forces that operate beneath the complex symbolic systems of communication. These forces are responsible for shaping the subject's immediate experience, or being-alive-ness. Influenced by the group's motivations and recent conceptualizations within the field of affect theory, the following project is an exercise in using poetry as a way to re-conceptualize the experience of being alive. Discursive formulations are avoided in an attempt to create a text whose meaning derives from its affective connection with the reader, and not from the intricate economies of meaning that limit the affective scope of academic and scholarly language. As a result, the following thesis upon first glance looks like the work of a mad man. Poems, citations, excerpts from books, pages from my personal diary are bundled together in a way that challenges what is commonly understood as an academic thesis. However, its validity rests in the fact that it tries to engage with current work in the field of affect theory, experimenting with aesthetics and meaning-formation, and leaving aside the discursive formulations to engage with its reader at an affective, or visceral level.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-9551 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester 2015.
Date of Defense: April 22, 2015.
Keywords: Affect, Infrarrealistas, Poetry
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Enrique Álvarez, Professor Directing Thesis; Juan Carlos Galeano, Committee Member; José Gomariz, Committee Member.
Note(s): In Spanish with title page, preliminaries, and abstract in English.
Subject(s): Latin American literature
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Owner Institution: FSU

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