Browsing by Author "Quintero, María Cristina"
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- ItemConquest Forever? Mexico and the Circularity of Destruction in Contemporary Mexican and Borderlands Texts(2016) Delgado-Gonzalez, Itzel; Quintero, María Cristina; Vargas, Jennifer Harford
- ItemIllustrating Trauma: Repression and Expression in Cruddy and Dear Patagonia(2016) Davies, Rachel; Brust, Imke; Quintero, María Cristina
- ItemJust Play Along: Exploring Metafictional Games in Works of Cervantes, Borges, and Auster(2017) Lorenz, Amber; Quintero, María Cristina; McInerney, Maud BurnettIn 1605, Miguel de Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, a playful metafictional novel that engaged the reader with questions of authorship and the relationship between reality and fiction. Over three hundred years later, Jorge Luis Borges would write many short stories that would dig into and expand on these questions, such as "Borges y yo" and "Pierre Menard, autor del Quixote". Borges’ stories take Cervantes’ playful ideas and push them into the unsettling, raising questions about an author’s relationship to their own text but also how identity is formed—or fractured—through writing. A few decades later, Paul Auster wrote City of Glass, a bizarre novel that tracks a mysterious set of circumstances that lead Daniel Quinn, the protagonist, into an exhaustive investigation and philosophical introspection—it revolves around books, writing, reading, and the uncertainty of the line between madness and creativity, between the real and the imaginary. All three of these authors play with the conventions of narration and engage the reader in a very active way—ultimately leading the reader to hold all the power in constructing meaning from the works.
- ItemMurderous Errors and Erroneous Murders: Physiology, Society and the Struggle for Identity in Othello and El Medico de su Honra(2001) McBryan, Jennifer; Allen, Elizabeth; Quintero, María Cristina
- ItemSurveying the Psychological Evolution of the Detective in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Purloined Letter”, “La muerte y la brújula”, and City of Glass by way of Soshana Felman’s “The Case of Poe: Applications/Implications of Psychoanalysis"(2017) Alden, Zacharia Mou'waffaq Jamal; Quintero, María Cristina; McInerney, Maud BurnettIn The Mystery to a Solution, John Irwin writes about Edgar Allan Poe’s “sense of his detective Dupin as a kind of Platonic embodiment, a sedentary mastermind whose very lack of physical exertion emphasizes the mastery of mind over the material world” (Irwin xvi). In a book wholly devoted to the genre of detective fiction, Irwin goes on to draw connections between Poe and other writers who also created mysteries. My thesis explores the evolution of the character of the detective across three works, Poe’s “The Purloined Letter”, Jorge Luis Borges’s “La muerte y la brújula”, and Paul Auster’s City of Glass. I begin with one of Poe’s three short stories featuring the detective C. Auguste Dupin in order to introduce the author’s initial vision for the figure, specifically a man whose intellect is the best tool within the context of a criminal investigation. I go on to show how the remaining two works both depart from Poe’s characterization of Dupin and are enabled by his foundation for the genre.
- ItemThe library as intertext: readers real and fictional(2011) Meravi, Elizabeth; Burshatin, Israel; Quintero, María CristinaThe Library as conceived by Jorge Luis Borges functions as an allegory for the intertext. Through analysis of this allegory in "Magic for Beginners" and "Pretty Monsters," by Kelly Link, and in El beso de la mujer arana, by Manuel Puig, we can investigate how the intertext functions in a modern context, being read by active readers. The intertext takes on new attributes, becoming portable and particular to the reader; it can be all-encompassing, but it does not have to be. The readers in these texts model various types of productive relationships with the intertext, allowing it to be a source of opportunity for multiplicity within the reader and the text alike, allowing for endless possibility rather than endless impossibility.