Multilevel Representations of Power in Harold Pinter's Plays

Multilevel Representations of Power in Harold Pinter's Plays

by Alina-Elena Rosca

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631659502
Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/25/2015
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alina-Elena Roşca is Assistant Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Ploieşti (Romania). Her research fields are Literary and Cultural Studies, Modernism/Postmodernism, and, more specifically, Harold Pinter. She is also a member of the European Society for the Study of English.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preliminary Analysis of Harold Pinter’s Dramatic Technique – Breaking the Realistic Convention – Surveying Power through Multi-Layered Games. The Complicity of Language, Narration, Space and Gender Constructions – Spatial Configurations – Territorial Confrontations – Body and Object Negotiations – Uses and Abuses of Language – Language: a Means of Elusion. Avoiding the Painful Encounter with the Other – The Theory of Politeness: Preserving the Illusion of the Self – Representations of the Past – The Narrative of the Past. The Past: A Means of Dissimulation – Indebtedness to the Past: Memory and Amnesia – Representations of Sexuality – Women Transgressing the Norm – Women: the Embodiment of Otherness.

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