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dc.contributor.advisorHaydock, Nickolas
dc.contributor.authorLópez-Cordero, Ivette M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-29T17:48:30Z
dc.date.available2019-05-29T17:48:30Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-13
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11801/2450
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, historical/fantasy novels perpetuate stereotypical narratives; said works are situated in the past and provide some historical background, though unfortunately history is often sacrificed in the quest for “relevance.” This isn’t the case with Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novel series. It’s lead female protagonist, Claire Randall, a World War II combat nurse travels through time when she walks through ancient standing stones in Scotland and finds herself caught up in the last Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. Gabaldon, attempts to follow in the footsteps of the works of Sir Walter Scott by transforming the historical novel, interlacing Scottish folklore and foregrounding her concern with the role of women in the making of history. This thesis seeks to show how Diana Gabaldon presents herself as a modern female historical novelist, using these theoretical lenses in order to create her fiction in Outlander as well as in its television adaptation.en_US
dc.description.abstractTradicionalmente las novelas históricas / de fantasía perpetúan las narraciones estereotipadas; dichas obras están situadas en el pasado y brindan algunos antecedentes históricos, aunque desafortunadamente la historia se sacrifica a menudo en la búsqueda de la “relevancia”. Este no es el caso de la exitosa serie de novelas Outlander de Diana Gabaldon. Su protagonista femenina Claire Randall, es una enfermera de combate de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que accidentalmente viaja a través del tiempo tras caminar por un conjunto circular de piedras sagradas erguidas de Escocia y se encuentra atrapada en el pasado en la última rebelión jacobita en 1745. Gabaldon, intenta seguir los pasos de las grandiosas obras de Sir Walter Scott al transformar la novela histórica, entrelazar el folclor escocés y poner en primer plano su preocupación por el papel de la mujer en la creación de la historia. Esta tesis busca presentar cómo Diana Gabaldon se presenta a sí misma como una novelista histórica moderna, utilizando estos objetivos teóricos para crear su ficción en Outlander, así como su adaptación televisiva.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectOutlanderen_US
dc.subjectDiana Gabaldonen_US
dc.subjectHistorical romanceen_US
dc.subjectGenderen_US
dc.subjectThe supernaturalen_US
dc.subject.lcshGabaldon, Diana -- Criticism and interpretationen_US
dc.subject.lcshGabladon, Diana - Outlanderen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshStereotypes (Social psychology) in literatureen_US
dc.titleA walk through the standing stones: The historical novel, gender and the supernatural in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserved
dc.rights.holder(c) 2019 Ivette Marie López Corderoen_US
dc.contributor.committeeVicente, Nancy Vanesa
dc.contributor.committeeRivera, Rosita
dc.contributor.representativeZapata, Rocío
thesis.degree.levelM.A.E.E.en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish Educationen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciences - Arten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Englishen_US
dc.description.graduationSemesterSpringen_US
dc.description.graduationYear2019en_US


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