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Spatial Politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Kazemi, Elham ; Hanif, Mohsen

Ilha do Desterro, 2017-04-01, Vol.70 (1), p.287-295 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Spatial Politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Author: Kazemi, Elham ; Hanif, Mohsen
  • Subjects: LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS ; LITERATURE, AMERICAN ; LITERATURE, BRITISH ISLES ; heterotopias ; spatial politics ; power structure ; tom stoppard ; rosencrantz and guildenstern are dead ; identity
  • Is Part Of: Ilha do Desterro, 2017-04-01, Vol.70 (1), p.287-295
  • Description: Abstract This article examines the notion of spatial politics in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. The two eponymous characters enter the politically convulsive world of Hamlet, where scarcely any legitimate power structure controls the state. Their regularized political rationality ceases to apply to the world; reality violates the empirical knowledge -emplacements, geographical and spiritual directions, and identity in general - of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The previously defined functions of places, or heterotopias (in Foucauldian terms), are in a state of abeyance. Therefore, they are lost in the midst of the unknown sets of spatial relations; any sorts of intentional act evade them; and they die and vanish absurdly in a placeless place.
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Language: Portuguese
    English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 2175-8026
    ISSN: 0101-4846
    EISSN: 2175-8026
    DOI: 10.5007/2175-8026.2017v70n1p287
  • Source: SciELO
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