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Angela Carter and the Violent Distrust of Metanarratives (English version)

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  • Ileana BOTESCU – SIRETEANU

    () (“Transilvania” University from Brasov, Romania)

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In a world where meaning has been deconstructed and reconstructed, where centers have lost their hegemony and notions such as truth, knowledge or history have been rendered relative by the ongoing ontological enquiry of the postmodern ideology, it is baffling to remark that not only in literature, but also in other fields that make use of discourses, there has been a return to and are consideration of the narrative. Nowadays, one can easily observe the narrative drive that enlivens various discourses, from the medical one to the one used in the academe or in official governmental documents. Brian McHale has even referred to the „narrative turn” in literary theory which, according to him, seems to answer to the loss of the metaphysical (McHale 4).

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  • Ileana BOTESCU – SIRETEANU, 2010. "Angela Carter and the Violent Distrust of Metanarratives (English version)," Postmodern Openings, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 3, pages 93-138, Octomber.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev3rl:v:3:y:2010:i::p:93-138
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    narrative turn; feminism; narrative dynamics;

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    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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