Western Monkeys, Eastern Coyotes: Trickster Strategies in Resistance

Shan Núñez, Leila María. (2021). Western Monkeys, Eastern Coyotes: Trickster Strategies in Resistance Master Thesis, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (España). Facultad de Filología

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Título Western Monkeys, Eastern Coyotes: Trickster Strategies in Resistance
Autor(es) Shan Núñez, Leila María
Abstract This MA thesis aims to explore how contemporary Native writers and diasporic Chinese American writers employ humor in their works through the archetypical figure of the Trickster, to articulate their resistance to racism and cultural stereotyping. By examining a selection of Coyote stories by Thomas King, a novel by Gerald Vizenor and a novel by Maxine Hong Kingston, and the ways they adapt their mythical Tricksters reinscribing them in a contemporary setting, and the way these writers juggle with words and meanings, I hope to further reveal their intentions to resist and contest hegemonic dominance. This thesis is divided into three main sections. First, the concept of Trickster as a mythological and universal archetype; second, the different deployments of this figure in contemporary Native literature, and third how it is treated in Chinese American literatures. My thesis is that literary tricksters articulate the anxieties Native peoples and Chinese migrant communities experience in the United States and Canada, calling for them to rewrite their history and reject the assigned (mis)representation through humor.
Notas adicionales Trabajo de Fin de Máster. Máster Universitario en Estudios Literarios y Culturales Ingleses y su Proyección Social. UNED
Materia(s) Filología
Palabra clave Trickster
humor
resistance
Native peoples
Chinese diaspora
Editor(es) Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (España). Facultad de Filología
Director/Tutor Gibert Maceda, María Teresa
Fecha 2021-10-20
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Identificador bibliuned:master-Filologia-ELyCIyPS-Lmshan
http://e-spacio.uned.es/fez/view/bibliuned:master-Filologia-ELyCIyPS-Lmshan
Idioma eng
Versión de la publicación acceptedVersion
Nivel de acceso y licencia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Tipo de recurso master Thesis
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