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dc.contributor.advisorHaydock, Nickolas
dc.contributor.authorCruz-Maldonado, Jose A.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the labyrinth found within the library in the award-winning novel by Italian author Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose. This research explores how the library labyrinth represents a postmodern embodiment of the traditional labyrinth archetype extending far beyond the walls of the Aedificium. This thesis project analyses the history of mazes, the mythology where these structures are used, and literature that inspired the author. The labyrinth of the novel is looked at as an architectural feature that embodies Eco’s medieval world and how mazes in other aspects of literature have come to have similar symbolism. Furthermore, this project will look at the individual characters that became maze walkers in the library and contrast the book with Jean-Jacques Annaud’s take on the novel through his 1986 film. Additionally, comparisons are drawn with other works that use mazes and labyrinths in postmodern fiction and the YA genre.en_US
dc.description.abstractEsta tesis se enfoca en el laberinto que se encuentra dentro de la biblioteca de la premiada novela del autor italiano Umberto Eco, El Nombre de la Rosa. Esta investigación explora como el laberinto de la biblioteca representa una visión postmoderna del arquetipo del laberinto tradicional en una manera que se extiende de las paredes del Aedificium. Esta tesis analiza la historia de los laberintos, la mitología que contiene estas estructuras y la literatura que inspiró al autor. El laberinto de la novela es observada como una estructura que representa el mundo medieval de Eco y cómo laberintos en otros laberintos en la literatura tienen simbolismo similar. Además, esta tesis examina personajes individuales que caminaron el laberinto mientras se contrasta el libro con la película inspirada del mismo, dirigida por Jean-Jacques Annaud. Adicionalmente, se hacen comparaciones con otros laberintos hallados en otros aspectos de literatura posmoderna y contemporánea.en_US
dc.subjectUmberto Ecoen_US
dc.subjectThe name of the roseen_US
dc.subjectJorge luis borgesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUmberto Eco -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshUmberto Eco, The Name of the Roseen_US
dc.subject.lcshSymbolism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshSpace (Architecture) in literatureen_US
dc.titleFinding the path: The library as labyrinth in Umberto Eco's The Name of the Roseen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2019 Jose A. Cruz Maldonadoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeRomaguera, Gabriel
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry, Jose
dc.contributor.representativeAlvarez, Jaquelina Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Arten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US

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