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University of Guelph

1. Cook, Jordan. Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel.

Degree: MA, School of English and Theatre Studies, 2020, University of Guelph

This thesis explores relationships between the modern Latin American dictator novel and the Western philosophical tradition. The dictator novel, as this thesis demonstrates, is a valuable tool for understanding authoritarian political systems as they have evolved in the West and as they have generated new literary forms. The twofold aim of the thesis is to show that 1) a text need not be “European” to contribute meaningfully to philosophical discourses addressing the politics of absolute power, and 2) that literary texts can amplify and distill philosophical debates on authoritarianism in productive ways. The recent trend toward authoritarianism worldwide has made thinking about the dictator novel more relevant, especially as democratic countries experience increasingly outward displays of authoritarianism tied to elite and oligarchic self-interest. Advisors/Committee Members: Fischlin, Daniel (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Dictator Novel; Dictator; Adorno; Literature; Philosophy; Plato; Latin America; The Novel; Wittgenstein; Roa Bastos

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APA (6th Edition):

Cook, J. (2020). Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel. (Masters Thesis). University of Guelph. Retrieved from https://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/21124

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cook, Jordan. “Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel.” 2020. Masters Thesis, University of Guelph. Accessed September 25, 2020. https://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/21124.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cook, Jordan. “Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel.” 2020. Web. 25 Sep 2020.

Vancouver:

Cook J. Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Guelph; 2020. [cited 2020 Sep 25]. Available from: https://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/21124.

Council of Science Editors:

Cook J. Rising from the Swamp: The Philosophical Implications of the Dictator Novel. [Masters Thesis]. University of Guelph; 2020. Available from: https://atrium.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/21124

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