The Metalanguage of Border Crossing

The Deconstruction of Myth in Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage13en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage29en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume15en_US
dc.contributor.authorNostitz, Christoph
dc.contributor.editorAude, Richard
dc.contributor.editorAustilat, Katharina
dc.contributor.editorBillinghurst, Parker
dc.contributor.editorDannenfeld-Dennehy, Owen
dc.contributor.editorHahnemann, Max Vincent
dc.contributor.editorKleinfeld, Charlie
dc.contributor.editorKratzenstein, Leonie M. J.
dc.contributor.editorMai, Lena K.
dc.contributor.editorMaurer, Céline
dc.contributor.editorPoteshkina, Anna
dc.contributor.editorMartin, Laura S.
dc.contributor.editorSadlik, Vivian
dc.contributor.editorScardi, Valeska
dc.contributor.editorStüpfert, Nadine
dc.date.accessioned2022-12-08T15:13:13Z
dc.date.available2022-12-08T15:13:13Z
dc.date.issued2022en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the World subverts US-centric discourses on border crossing by exposing them as artificial myths. Suspending said myths by superimposing an alternative mythical dimension rooted in Aztec cosmology and narratives about the descent into the underworld, the novel instead fosters a form of ‘alternative knowledge’ in which the liminal state of border-crossing bodies becomes detached from the negative stigma of hegemonic US-centric discourse. The ensuing study’s main analysis aims to detail how the novel’s narrative structure of descent reimagines the experiences of unauthorized border crossing as a mythical and transformative journey of self-discovery.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.54465/aspeers.15-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://resolver.sub.uni-goettingen.de/purl?fidaac-11858/2759
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.issn18658768en_US
dc.relation.journalaspeersen_US
dc.relation.journalaltemerging voices in american studiesen_US
dc.rightsL::CC BY 3.0en_US
dc.subject.ddcddc:320en_US
dc.subject.ddcddc:970en_US
dc.subject.ddcddc:980en_US
dc.subject.fieldamericanstudiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldculturalstudiesen_US
dc.subject.fieldpoliticalscienceen_US
dc.titleThe Metalanguage of Border Crossingen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Deconstruction of Myth in Yuri Herrera’s Signs Preceding the End of the Worlden_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen_US
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