Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, is examined as an encyclopedic work of literature and science fiction. In chapter one, this exploration focuses on the fuku as a post-colonial explanation of diaspora, utilizing postmemory to pass on a history of the Americas to future generations. Chapter two transitions into a discussion problematizing assimilation and hybridity, specifically focusing on Oscar and Yunior, attempting to define and understand what Diaz, himself, has pronounced as masculine subjectivities within the novel.
|Commitee:||Cali, Elizabeth, Ramaswamy, Anushiya|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||English Language & Literature|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Caribbean literature, American literature|
|Keywords:||Diaspora, Díaz, Junot, Hybridity, Masculine subjectivities, Postmemory, Wao, Oscar|
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