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dc.contributor.advisorHaydock, Nickolas
dc.contributor.authorOrtiz-Mercado, Odette M.
dc.description.abstractIn Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde the protagonists experience the process of falling in and out of love in very different ways. The poem is shaped through the agency of the gaze that transforms the developing events according to the perspective of each character. This thesis, then, highlights the importance of perspectives, particularly the impact of the gaze and anamorphic changes in perspective on the development of the narrative. Included within this is the manner in which the audience comes to understand the events being narrated, which are viewed through different perspectives depending on whose gaze focalizes our attention. This will be achieved through the complementary application of Lacan’s observations on courtly love and the role of desire within this. However, the primary theoretical approach will be provided by Slavoj Žižek’s theories on anamorphosis and the gaze. A central point for this discussion is the conception that our desires transform our gaze, creating an anamorphic view of the events being narrated. The thesis will demonstrate how this composite of perspectives creates meaning within Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.
dc.description.abstractEn Troilus and Criseyde por Geoffrey Chaucer, los protagonistas viven el proceso de enamorarse y desenamorarse de maneras muy distintas. El poema se construye a través de la acción de la mirada que transforma los eventos de acuerdo a la perspectiva de cada personaje. Por lo tanto, esta tesis recalca la importancia de las perspectivas, particularmente el impacto de la mirada y de cambios anamórficos sobre la perspectiva en el desarrollo de la narrativa. Esto incluye la manera en que la audiencia llega a entender los hechos que están siendo narrados, los cuales son observados a través de distintas perspectivas de acuerdo a la mirada que enfoca nuestra atención. Esto se logrará a través de la aplicación complementaria de los postulados de Lacan sobre courtly love y el rol del deseo en el mismo. Sin embargo, el enfoque teórico principal será provisto por las teorías de Slavoj Žižek sobre la anamorfosis y la mirada. Un punto central para esta discusión es el concepto de que nuestros deseos transforman nuestra mirada, creando así una visión anamórfica de los eventos narrados. Esta tesis demostrará cómo esta combinación de perspectivas crea significado dentro de Troilus and Criseyde de Geoffrey Chaucer.
dc.subjectGeoffrey Chauceren_US
dc.subjectCourtly loveen_US
dc.subject.lcshChaucer, Geoffrey --1400-- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshChaucer, Geoffrey -- 1400 --Troilus and Criseydeen_US
dc.subject.lcshChaucer, Geoffrey -- 1400 --Literary styleen_US
dc.subject.lcshChaucer, Geoffrey -- 1400 --Charactersen_US
dc.titleAltered images: The agency of the gaze in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseydeen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2016 Odette Marie Ortiz Mercadoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeBatra, Nandita
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry Rodríguez, José M.
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.representativeCarrero Figueroa, Rebecca Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Artsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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