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Sara Saei ِDibavar

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Department of literature
Address: University of Mazandaran
Phone: 01135302695

Research

Title
Deconstructing master narratives through cognitive games in Hanay Geiogamah’s Body Indian, Foghorn, and 49
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Geiogamah’s Body Indian , Foghorn , 49 , Possible worlds , Blending, Spatio-temporal relocation
Year
2021
Journal Neohelicon
DOI
Researchers Sara Saei ِDibavar ، Zahra Jannessari Ladani

Abstract

We discuss Geiogamah’s dramatic depiction of the evolving train of thought within the indigenous society through a joined study of his Body Indian, Foghorn, and 49—three full-length, independent works. Application of cognitive poetics strategies highlights the potential within these plays to enlighten the immediate past and contemporary indigenous society and illustrates how storytelling functions as a resuscitating tool within indigenous communities. If read together as a trilogy, these plays reveal Geiogamah’s artistic maneuvers: having depicted the historical trauma which has afflicted the contemporary indigenous society through the textual actual world of Body Indian, he exposes the long-established ideologies at work for Indigenous peoples’ subjugation through spatio-temporal re-locations and ‘conceptual blends’ in Foghorn and, finally, puts forward a sketch of the ideal indigenous possible world in 49.