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Ecstasis of Ekphrasis: Dialectically (De)framing Self in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence

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dc.contributor.advisor Sherman, Debora
dc.contributor.author Montalbano, Kathryn
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-16T19:39:19Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-16T19:39:19Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3658
dc.description.abstract John Banville's "The Book of Evidence" posits a tension between the narrator’s conception of language as that which is incapable of fully conveying the "evidence" of the text and his desire to acquire a unity of subjectivity and objectivity through a means outside of the insufficient signification system of language. Relinquishing his desire to stabilize his presence through painting signifiers that parallel the linguistic fallacy of unity, the narrator turns towards windows as a subliminal space neither inside nor outside edifice, a structure that attempts to demarcate a binary between the “natural” exterior world and the “artificial” interior realm of humanity.
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Department of English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Banville, John. Book of evidence
dc.subject.lcsh Banville, John -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Self in literature
dc.title Ecstasis of Ekphrasis: Dialectically (De)framing Self in John Banville’s The Book of Evidence
dc.type Thesis
dc.rights.access Open Access


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