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Title: Towards a cognitive stylistic approach to absurdity in drama with a particular focus on Ionesco's The bald prima donna
Author: Vassilopoulou, Katerina
Awarding Body: UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
Current Institution: Lancaster University
Date of Award: 2007
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Abstract:
The aim of the present thesis is to explore absurdity in drama from a cognitive stylistic perspective. In particular, it seeks to investigate how absurdity is linguistically conveyed in the literary movement known as "Theatre of the Absurd' through a comparative approach of dramatic plays by Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and Eugene lonesco. The study involves a combination of stylistic tools and frameworks borrowed from cognitive linguistics. I suggest that this combination can offer a more integrated interpretation of how absurdity is created in these plays through language.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.497210  DOI: Not available
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