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TESIS DOCTORAL

Recurrent Structural and Thematic
Traits in Jeanette Winterson’s
The Passion and Sexing the Cherry:
Time, Space and the Construction of
Identity

María del Mar Asensio Arostegui

TESIS DOCTORAL

Recurrent Structural and Thematic
Traits in Jeanette Winterson’s
The Passion and Sexing the Cherry:
Time, Space and the Construction of
Identity

María del Mar Asensio Arostegui

Universidad de La Rioja
Servicio de Publicaciones

2008

Esta tesis doctoral, dirigida por la doctora Dª. Susana Onega Jaén, fue leída el 31 de marzo de 2003, y obtuvo la calificación de Sobresaliente Cum Laude.

© María del Mar Asensio Arostegui

Edita: Universidad de La Rioja
Servicio de Publicaciones

ISBN 978-84-691-3991-2

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
DEPARTAMENTO DE FILOLOGÍA INGLESA Y ALEMANA

RECURRENT STRUCTURAL AND THEMATIC TRAITS IN
JEANETTE WINTERSON’S THE PASSION AND SEXING THE CHERRY:
TIME, SPACE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY

MARÍA DEL MAR ASENSIO ARÓSTEGUI

Dirigida por: Dra. D.ª SUSANA ONEGA JAÉN
Catedrática de Filología Inglesa
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana

FACULTAD DE FILOSOFÍA Y LETRAS
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
2003

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Contents

——————————————————————————— Acknowledgements ............................................................................................. v Abbreviations ................................................................................................... vi I. Introduction: Jeanette Winterson, the writer in context .................................... 1 1. Queering autobiography: the lesbian en abyme ............................................ 3 Chapter One: Untraceable origins, invented childhood ............................ 16 Chapter Two: Revealing lies ................................................................... 18 Chapter Three: Regained freedom ........................................................... 21 Chapter Four: Literary recognition (I) ..................................................... 22 The flirting with cinema parenthesis ......................................................... 27 Chapter Four: Literary recognition (II)..................................................... 28 2. Attempting criticism: the po(e)(li)tics of (post)modernism ......................... 32 II. Space and time as categories of cognition and representation in narrative: a theoretical overview ................................................................................ Some notes on method ................................................................................ 1. Narratological theories of space and time ................................................ 2. Bakhtin’s theories of time and space: the “chronotope” ........................... 3. Time, space and intertextuality .................................................................

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III. Time, space and the construction of identity in The Passion ....................... 65 1. History, ideology and fiction in The Passion .............................................. 67 2. The metafictional element in The Passion .................................................. 77 3. Gendering chronotopes in The Passion .................................................... 119 IV. Time, space and the construction of identity in Sexing the Cherry ............ 1. History, science and ideology in Sexing the Cherry .................................. 2. Narrative representation and metafiction in Sexing the Cherry ................. 3. Re-gendering chronotopes in Sexing the Cherry .......................................

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V. Conclusions .............................................................................................. Bibliography .................................................................................................. Appendix I: Letter from Margaret Reynolds...
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