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dc.contributor.advisorDu Plooy, H.J.G.
dc.contributor.authorViljoen, Babette
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T09:48:45Z
dc.date.available2013-10-08T09:48:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/9236
dc.descriptionThesis (MA (Afrikaans and Dutch))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2013.
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation the boundaries between normality and disability are investigated, as well as how these boundaries can be represented and changed through literary works. The purpose of this study is to examine the representation of disabled characters according to the theoretical insights of cognitive narratology. In order to analyse the boundary between normality and disability, this study focuses on focalisation and the narration as narrative techniques. The representation of disabled characters is a well-known phenomenon in literature in general but this dissertation analyses and discusses four novels which have been identified as texts in which the representation of disabled characters plays a significant role. These novels are: Is Sagie (1987) by Jan van Tonder, Raaiselkind (2001) by Annelie Botes, Siegfried (2007) by Willem Anker en Een vir Azazel (1964) by Etienne Leroux. Disablility, as a deviation from normality, is represented in different ways in literature, and has different functions. The theoretical argument is that the investigation and interpretation of the representation of disablilty in literature will provide insight in disability as a social phenomenon, as a literary act and as an act of understanding. Cognitive narratology uses the theoretical concepts of frames and scripts to describe the way in which human perceptions are structured and may even become fossilised in the human mind. Subsequent expreriences and information are therefore determined by existing codes and rules. The understanding or negotiation of new information is based on preferences that evolve from prior knowledge and programming. Cognitive choices are made on the basis of existing frames and scripts and determine whether a concept is new, standard, stereotypical, unusual, indefinite or ambiguous. This study shows how frames and scripts on disability are undermined within the novels and how disability is used as a functional novel element.en_US
dc.language.isootheren_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectFocalisationen_US
dc.subjectfocaliseren_US
dc.subjectnarratoren_US
dc.subjectnarrativeen_US
dc.subjectdisabled charactersen_US
dc.subjectpostclassical narratologyen_US
dc.subjectcognitive narratologyen_US
dc.subjectIs Sagieen_US
dc.subjectJan van Tonderen_US
dc.subjectRaaiselkinden_US
dc.subjectAnnelie Botesen_US
dc.subjectSiegfrieden_US
dc.subjectWillem Ankeren_US
dc.subjectEen vir Azazelen_US
dc.subjectEtienne Lerouxen_US
dc.subjectfokalisasieen_US
dc.subjectfokalisatoren_US
dc.subjectvertelleren_US
dc.subjectvertelinstansieen_US
dc.subjectgestremde karaktersen_US
dc.subjectnarratologieen_US
dc.subjectpostklassieke narratologieen_US
dc.subjectkognitiewe narratologieen_US
dc.titleFokalisasie en vertelinstansie in die representasie van gestremdheid in geselekteerde Afrikaanse romansafr
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10056874 - Du Plooy, Heiltje Johanna Gertruida (Supervisor)


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