19 آذر 1401
غياث الدين عليزاده

غیاث الدین علیزاده

مرتبه علمی: استادیار
نشانی: دانشگاه ملایر - دانشکده ادبیات و علوم انسانی
تحصیلات: دکترای تخصصی / زبان و ادبیات انگلیسی
تلفن:
دانشکده: دانشکده ادبیات و علوم انسانی

مشخصات پژوهش

عنوان
Unnatural Temporalities and Projected Places in Sam Shepard’s Cowboys #2
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Sam Shepard’s Cowboy #2, unnatural narratology, impossible worlds, projected places, postmodernism
سال
2021
مجله ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries
پژوهشگران غیاث الدین علیزاده

چکیده

Sam Shepard’s Cowboys #2 (1967) belongs to his first period of play writing. In this phase, his works exhibit experimental, remote, impossible narrative/fictional worlds that are overwhelmingly abstract, exhibiting “abrupt shifts of focus and tone” (Wetzsteon 1984, 4). Shepard’s unusual theatrical literary cartography is commensurate with his depiction of unnatural temporalities, in that, although the stage is bare, with almost no props, the postmodernist/metatheatrical conflated timelines and projected (impossible) places in the characters’ imagination mutually reflect and inflect each other. Employing Jan Alber’s reading strategies in his theorization of unnatural narratology and Barbara Piatti’s concept of projected places, this essay proposes a synthetic approach so as to naturalize the unnatural narratives and storyworlds in Shepard’s play.