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The Forever Stories

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The Forever Stories

Chang, Lily (2017) The Forever Stories. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

The Forever Stories is a collection of seven interconnected short fictions that explore, allegorically, the human ability to make, revise, and remove meaning across time, age, and social, political, religious, and cultural perspectives. Spanning more than a hundred and fifty years, the stories follow different characters interpreting and negotiating the ramifications of a mysterious phenomenon that has allowed sentient beings to live forever. By allowing each narrative to modify and re-contextualize the images, concepts, affects, and events of another, the collection seeks to satirize the idea of a concept, text, or reading as dominant, stable, or monolithic, demonstrate the adaptability and power of stories, and suggest both the fluidity and interconnectivity of experiences. The collection also aims to explore the human need for, vulnerability towards, and resilience against fictions and their harmful and restorative interpretations.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Chang, Lily
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:English
Date:May 2017
Thesis Supervisor(s):Byrnes, Terence
ID Code:982636
Deposited By: Lily Chang
Deposited On:09 Nov 2017 20:23
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:55
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