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Transcription In Twenty-First Century Peninsular Narrative Fiction, Meredith Lyn Jeffers Jan 2013

Transcription In Twenty-First Century Peninsular Narrative Fiction, Meredith Lyn Jeffers

Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In my dissertation I examine transcription as a rhetorical figure in six contemporary Peninsular novels: La voz dormida (Dulce Chacón, 2002), Los girasoles ciegos (Alberto Méndez, 2004), Soldados de Salamina (Javier Cercas, 2001), La mitad del alma (Carme Riera, 2004), Llámame Brooklyn (Eduardo Lago, 2006), and Bilbao-New York-Bilbao (Kirmen Uribe, 2008). My analysis is built around one central question: what does transcription add to a work of literature? Literary transcription appears to be a simple means of copying actual and notional source texts and testimony within a work of fiction. But it is a complex, meaningful process. Transcription co-opts and ...