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Mitografía y mitopoeia del jazz y del blues en la cultura estadounidense contemporánea= Jazz and blues-idiomatic mythography and mythopoeia in contemporary american culture

Alonso Recarte, Claudia (2012) Mitografía y mitopoeia del jazz y del blues en la cultura estadounidense contemporánea= Jazz and blues-idiomatic mythography and mythopoeia in contemporary american culture. Tesis PhD.

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Abstract

The object of this dissertation is to examine the mythopoeic intricacies involved in the representation of jazz in discursive forms ranging from fiction to non-fiction, from journalism to documentary film. I use Laurence Coupe‟s distinction between mythography and mythopoeia as the starting point. Coupe defines mythopoeia as those literary works “tending to create or re-create certain narratives which human beings take to be crucial to their understanding of their world” (2009: 4), or, in other words, “the capacity to produce myths and to provide a model of the world” (2009: 34). Mythography, on the other hand, is “the interpretation of myth” (2009: 4); it requires
the scholar to read “which paradigms are of interest, and how to interpret them” (2009: 13). My role, therefore, is that of a mythographer, as I attempt to decipher the manner
by which myth colonizes jazz and the blues idiom to create a cultural construct, one composed of a series of images aiming towards universal representation and eternalization. I have chosen to deal with several genres as part of the corpus because my aim is not to establish the mythopoeic tendencies of jazz solely at a literary level, but to
attempt to grasp the impact that these narratives had at a cultural scale. It is hard to say whether the narrative corpus which is the material for analysis has determined the
methodological approach or viceversa.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information:Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Filología, Departamento de Filología Inglesa II (Literatura de los Paises de Lengua Inglesa), leída el 17-04-2012
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Durán Giménez-Rico, IsabelUNSPECIFIED
Valls Oyarzun, EduardoUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jazz, Blues, Literatura
Subjects:Humanities > Music > Instrumental music
Humanities > Philology > Literature
Humanities > Music > Vocal music
ID Code:16269
Deposited On:07 Sep 2012 11:13
Last Modified:07 Sep 2012 11:13

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