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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.
Cultural Studies, Dramatic Literature, Identity, Nationalism, Playwrights, Romania
Date of Defense
March 26, 2012.
A Dissertation submitted to the School of Theatre in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Includes bibliographical references.
Mary Karen Dahl, Professor Directing Dissertation; Edward Wynot, University Representative; Kris Salata, Committee Member.
Florida State University
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