Postmodern Pastiche: The Case of Mrs Osmond by John Banville / Pastiche Pós-moderno: O Caso de Mrs. Osmond, de John Banville

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Title Postmodern Pastiche: The Case of Mrs Osmond by John Banville / Pastiche Pós-moderno: O Caso de Mrs. Osmond, de John Banville

Creator Piñeiro, Aurora
Subject John Banville; Mrs.Osmond; pastiche; parody; paródia; authorial figure; figura autoral.

Description Abstract: According to both Genette and Hutcheon, parody is transformational in its relationship to other texts, whereas pastiche is imitative. Other theorists such as Hoesterey and Dyer have redefined pastiche (and imitative textual practices) from the perspective of postmodern aesthetics and explored the way in which it resignifies previous artworks, as it is associated to an awareness of historicity. The aim of this article is to analyse Mrs Osmond (2017) by John Banville as an example of a postmodern pastiche that not only operates by correspondence or tribute in relation to The Portrait of a Lady (1881) by Henry James, but also as a novel where recontextualisation does create meaningful differences between the literary works involved. It is in this distance that Banville’s text unsettles traditional notions of pastiche and produces a more polyvalent effect as well as an expansion of the multiplicity already associated to his authorial figure.Resumo: Segundo Genette e Hutcheon, a paródia é transformacional em sua relação com outros textos, enquanto o pastiche é imitativo. Outros teóricos como Hoesterey e Dyer redefiniram o pastiche (e práticas textuais imitativas) a partir da perspectiva da estética pós-moderna e exploraram a maneira pela obras de arte anteriores são ressignificadas, pois o pastiche está associado a uma consciência da historicidade. O objetivo deste artigo é analisar Mrs. Osmond (2017), de John Banville, como exemplo de um pastiche pós-moderno que não só opera por correspondência ou tributo em relação a The Portrait of a Lady (1881), de Henry James, mas também como um romance no qual a recontextualização cria diferenças significativas entre as obras literárias envolvidas. É a essa distância que o texto de Banville desestabiliza as noções tradicionais de pastiche e produz um efeito mais polivalente, além de uma expansão da multiplicidade já associada a sua figura autoral.

Publisher FFLCH/ABEI

Date 2020-09-04
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Avaliado pelos pares
Format application/pdf
Source ABEI Journal; v. 22, n. 1 (2020): ABEI Journal 22.1 — Word Upon World: Half a Century of John Banville's Universes; 121-134
Language eng
Rights Direitos autorais 2020 Aurora Piñeiro

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