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dc.contributor.authorRizy, Kathleen Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-14T05:30:26Z
dc.date.available2016-01-14T05:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherrizy_kathleen_m_201505_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/rizy_kathleen_m_201505_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/33781
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the role of nature in three novels and two short stories by the French author, Marie Darrieussecq: Truismes (1996), Le Mal de mer (1999), Le Pays (2005), “Connaissance des singes” (2006), and “Plage” (2006). Using a holistic model, Darrieussecq’s works address societal issues related to the current ecological crisis. Her works provide an image of humans in nature and embrace the global identity of humankind as it relates to the environment, including varied landscapes and non-humans. Each work offers a descriptive account of a protagonist or protagonists who undergo physical and psychological displacement. Darrieussecq uses displacement in order to absent the narrator, protagonist, and reader from a given social milieu so that he or she may gain a broad point of view of nature, society, and the evolution of both. By exposing the supposed oppositions that exist within nature, like femininity and masculinity or human nature and animal nature, she does not rely on simple, traditional dualities. Instead, she is an author sans frontières. In this way, her works reveal nature and human beings as processes.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightsOn Campus Only Until 2017-05-01
dc.subject20th Century French Literature
dc.subject21st Century French Literature
dc.subjectMarie Darrieussecq
dc.subjectEcocriticism
dc.subjectDisplacement
dc.subjectNature-Culture
dc.subjectHuman-Animal
dc.subjectlittérature française
dc.titleNature and displacement
dc.title.alternativean ecocritical approach to five works by Marie Darrieussecq
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentRomance Languages
dc.description.majorFrench
dc.description.advisorJonathan Krell
dc.description.committeeJonathan Krell
dc.description.committeeTimothy Raser
dc.description.committeeCatherine Jones


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