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La transformacion de Ia bruja en las obras de Maria de Zayas

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2008
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In my thesis, I argue that the 1 ih -century Spanish writer, Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, in a unique form of 'mimesis,' uses elements of magic to transform the popular concept of the Spanish witch. Drawing on theories from Jacques Lacan's mirror phase, Homi Bhabha and Barbara Fuchs's notion of mimesis, and Judith Butler's idea of gender performitivity, I demonstrate how Zayas frees the witch from the subjugated language constructed by the Catholic Church and society of her time. I examine six of the short stories in her two novels to show how the author alters the role of the witch associated with the devil, transforming her to a saint associated with "lo magico de los cielos, " assigning the diabolical role to the man.
Title: La transformacion de Ia bruja en las obras de Maria de Zayas.
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Name(s): Petersen, Elizabeth Marie
Gamboa, Yolanda, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2008
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 92 p.
Language(s): Spanish
Abstract/Description: In my thesis, I argue that the 1 ih -century Spanish writer, Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor, in a unique form of 'mimesis,' uses elements of magic to transform the popular concept of the Spanish witch. Drawing on theories from Jacques Lacan's mirror phase, Homi Bhabha and Barbara Fuchs's notion of mimesis, and Judith Butler's idea of gender performitivity, I demonstrate how Zayas frees the witch from the subjugated language constructed by the Catholic Church and society of her time. I examine six of the short stories in her two novels to show how the author alters the role of the witch associated with the devil, transforming her to a saint associated with "lo magico de los cielos, " assigning the diabolical role to the man.
Identifier: FA00000948 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Subject(s): Zayas y Sotomayor, María de,--1590-1650--Criticism and interpretation
Mimesis in literature
Spanish literature--Classical period, 1500-1700--Criticism and interpretation
Postmodernism (LIterature)
Witches--Fiction
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