“An Unfailed Entertainment: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth from Mimesis to Hysterical Realism”.

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dc.contributor.advisor Gregori, Flavio it_IT
dc.contributor.author D'Ancona, Geraldine <1994> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-11T08:41:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-26 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/14265
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to analyse the work of the British writer Zadie Smith, with special regard to her first and most well-known novel, White Teeth, from a realist perspective, in particular considering James Wood’s definition of “hysterical realism”. Beginning from an outline of how the concept of mimesis has changed throughout the centuries, in the first chapter I offer an explanation of the different historical meanings that realist literary works have acquired in different ages, including our days. In the second chapter, I examine White Teeth from various perspectives, to explore the concept of hybridity and multiculturalism, as well as the idea of a cross-bred society. The third chapter considers Zadie Smith’s literary and stylistic purposes, also focusing on her relationship with the work of David Foster Wallace, the forefather of the so-called “hysterical realism”, and discusses White Teeth as a realist work, attempting to explain why it represents the emblem of the hysterical realist novel and why it perfectly suits the needs of the contemporary reader. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Geraldine D'Ancona, 2019 it_IT
dc.title “An Unfailed Entertainment: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth from Mimesis to Hysterical Realism”. it_IT
dc.title.alternative An Unfailed Entertainment: Zadie Smith's White Teeth from Mimesis to Hysterical Realism it_IT
dc.type Master's Degree Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2017/2018, sessione straordinaria it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights closedAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 849814 it_IT
dc.subject.miur L-LIN/10 LETTERATURA INGLESE it_IT
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dc.subject.language INGLESE it_IT
dc.date.embargoend 10000-01-01
dc.provenance.upload Geraldine D'Ancona (849814@stud.unive.it), 2019-02-18 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck Flavio Gregori (flagre@unive.it), 2019-03-04 it_IT

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