The power & politics of naming: literary onomastics within dystopian fiction

Butler, James Odelle (2010) The power & politics of naming: literary onomastics within dystopian fiction. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This research will examine the use of names within a particular genre of literature, in order to investigate the role of onomastics in shaping the characteristics of dystopian literature. Texts of this genre are unique in regards to the authoritarian and controlling nature of some ruling force, with this power manifested in a variety of manners, all of which feature important onomoastic manipulation in their composition. The control exercised over such naming is a major feature of the genre, but has received little scholarly attention. As a specialised genre, the number of core novels used to define the boundaries is relatively small, and thus allows research as a series in order to buil an interpretation that covers the genre as a whole.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Supervisor's Name: Hough, Prof. Carole and Smith, Prof. Jeremy
Date of Award: 2010
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:2010-1706
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2010
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 14:21

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