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literally, to cast out; a response to what is perceived as dirty, impure, or disgusting
I, a rational being, must act in a case where my reason, my powers of reflection, tell me: you can just as well do the one thing as the other, that is to say where my reason and reflection say: you cannot act and yet here is where I have to act. . . . To act by virtue of the absurd, is to act upon faith
example: Tell about the South. What's it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.
a prose narrative that rests on a contract between author and reader in which the autobiographer explicitly commits him or herself to the sincere effort to understand and to communicate his or her own life experience
intersection of fact and fiction, recognizing that objective historical accuracy is impossible while stressing the effort to be truthful in representation
A white, elite, antebellum southern woman notable for her physical attractiveness
who is also socially transgressive, rebellious against the very codes that establish her desireableness and spectacularity
call and response
Spontaneous verbal and non-verbal interaction between speaker and listener in which all of the statements ('calls') are punctuated by expressions ('responses') from the listener
A person born and naturalized in the country, but of European or of African origin: the name having no connotation of colour, and in its reference to origin being distinguished on the one hand from born in Europe (or Africa), and on the other hand from aboriginal.
Refers to non-financial markers which distinguish a higher class from a lower class
A form or variety of language which is peculiar to a specific region, esp. one which differs from the standard or literary form of the language in respect of vocabulary, pronunciation, idiom, etc.
a book or film that is based on documents (photographs, interviews, eye-witness testimony)
inevitably interpret facts as well as presenting them
often are explicit or implicit attempts to transform what is being documented
The double originates in the narcissistic ego's guilty rejection of all instincts and desires that don't fit its ideal image of itself. The rejected instincts and desires are repressed internally only to return externally personified in the double, where they can be at once vicariously satisfied and punished
reflection of the narcissistic ego's repressed instincts and desires
a written description of the practices, beliefs, and social organization of a living culture based on anthropological field work; usually the anthropologist lives with the people for a period of time as a "participant-observer" in order to observe the culture in action
a definition of "the people" as an organic, cohesive growth, with a proto-national spirit or soul
A constructed occasion for the story it encloses, the frame can also be used as a device to signal contested narrative authority and/or dramatize modes of response
a genre characterized by a brooding and macabre tone, with features including haunting, ghosts, ruins, shadows, and madness
Involving the mutation of people, animals, plants, and/or inanimate objects from one state into one another; or
Suddenly mixing comic and tragic elements so as to destabilize reader expectations of either comedy or tragedy.
a term given to fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artefact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality
An artistic movement of the post-WWI era characterized by radical artistic experimentation, primitivism, avant-gardism, and a desire to challenge dominant bourgeois culture
the ability to interpret and represent facts without the influence of personal feeling or opinion
Sight as a social fact; how we are able, allowed, or made to see.
may be described as self-reflexive and "self-deconstructing"—calling attention to its own fictionality by frustrating and satirizing realist and modernist conventions
The disclosure or communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency; a source of enlightenment
The capacity of linguistic formations to elicit deep meaning while casting doubt on conventional meaning
Provides a context in which the community encourages its wits to test the limits of meaning by exploring the edges of believability.
A copy without an original; something that replaces reality with its representation.
stream of consciousness
Every 'state' tends to be part of a personal consciousness.
Within each personal consciousness states are always changing.
Each personal consciousness is sensibly continuous.
It is interested in some parts of its object to the exclusion of others, and welcomes or rejects — chooses from among them, in a word — all the while.
Consciousness of one's perceived states; the condition of viewing things exclusively through the medium of one's own mind; the condition of existing in the mind only, or resting only on mental representation
the opposite of what is familiar. . . . The uncanny is that class of frightening things that leads us back to what is known and familiar.
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