Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
Transcript of Magic Realism
Magic Realism Magic Realism is NOT: Science Fiction Fantasy Political Critique Sense of Mystery Hybridity Fantastical Elements a literary genre or style
that incorporates fantastic or
mythical elements into otherwise
realistic fiction. Magic Realism is also
common in film. Originated with art MAGIC REALISM Jacek Yerka, "Between Heaven and Hell" Pleasantville
Like Water for Chocolate
Across the Universe
Chocolate ...because you can't have magic realism without magic... a heightened feeling of suspense Coexistence of opposites. For example, a character may live in a field in the middle of a city or be a very old baby. Realism concerned with the WHY in a way that magical realism is not Magic Realism is more concerned with blending the mundane and everyday with the magical. ...what is it? especially associated with Latin America and Spanish-speaking writers Andrea Kowch, "Losing Eden" Authorial Reticence the author deliberately withholds information about the setting of the text.
What is the intended effect? + Metafiction "Metafiction is a term given to fictional writing which self-consciously and systematically draws attention to its status as an artifact in order to pose questions about the relationship between fiction and reality."
--Patricia Waugh A fictitious reader enters a story within a story A fictitious world enters "our" world Magic makes this possible sleep vs. wakefulness
dreams vs. reality
urban vs. rural
young vs. old
one time vs. another Magic realism contains an "...implicit criticism of society, particularly the elite." -- UTA Realism focuses on an accurate representation of life. Surrealism can seem similar because they both call reality into question Surrealism "attempts to express the 'inner life' and psychology of humans through art." Magic Realism doesn't place it's emphasis on the psychological. To do so would discredit the magical elements.