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Master of Arts (MA)
In this project I rethink a key analytical category borrowed from religious studies—ritual—through the joint intervention of postsecular critique and Indigenous literature. My work unfolds in two parts: first in a critique of Eurocentric historicism and then in a move towards an anti-historicist interpretive horizon that nevertheless relates back to history. Chapter 2 then analyzes the Cherokee-Canadian author Thomas King’s 1993 novel, Green Grass, Running Water. I demonstrate that postsecular interpretation readily builds connections across time and space, prompting the reformation of categories such as ritual so that they may exceed their Eurocentric roots. What emerges from Green Grass, Running Water as a result is a clarified Indigenous radicalism that simultaneously reaffirms and displaces human agency.
Park, Sung, "God, Dog, and the Problem of the Immanent Frame." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2022.
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