Metaphysical Space and Its Literary Discourse

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Metaphysical Space and Its Literary Discourse

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Moy, Shaleena
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Department of English and Honors; Dr. Caroline McCracken-Flesher
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Laramie,Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2008-04-23

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What significance does metaphysical space have on the physical world? How does modern literature relate to politics of nation and identity? How does one find meaning in the twisted narrative of spatially bound literature? These are the questions addressed in this presentation. Beginning with commonly known poet Percy Shelley and combining his ‘romantic’ ideas with the more jaded nation theorist Tom Nairn, author of “The Modern Janus,” this project breaks down the complex novel The Man Who Walks, written by Scottish author Alan Warner, to explore the power of contradictory spaces that transcend physical space—finding form in the metaphysical realm of language and expression in literature. In answering these questions readers begin to appreciate the meaning and impact of literature. The contradictions raised in the search for answers reveal the true power of literature not to confirm or conform, but to simultaneously contrast and unite differing ideas. As a space of both contradiction and reconciliation the metaphysical space of literature, particularly as seen in Warner’s novel, challenges readers to look for spaces of contradiction and find in them the need for action and the means of achieving it.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2008 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Scotland--In literature; Politics and literature

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Undergrauate Research Day 2008

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