The Process of Employing Mask to Mythologize in Laclao and Mauffe’s Discourse Analysis (in Qasem Hadad’s Hussein’s Head’s Exit from Cities of Khaef)

Document Type : علمی - پژوهشی

Authors

1 Associate Professor, Arabic Language & Literature, AllamehTabatabaei University

2 AllamehTabatabaei University

10.29252/jalc.2021.206153.0

Abstract

Man is a social entity, who is forced to treat plausibly. He always tries to show himself better that what he really is. Highlighted first in theater, mask, through theories by Yung and Coffman, found its path in psychology and social sciences. Moreover, as a literary school, encoding paved the way for mask to come afore to literature. Mythologizing is one of the objectives of this technique and is one of the key concepts in Mouffe and Laclao’s techniques in discourse analysis. At the end, it was concluded that The poet has been able to depict the existence of Imam Hussein and the events related to her uprising, which are real, in an ideal way for the audience by producing a metaphorical space produced using the masking technique. Qasem Hadad could take advantage of mask to criticize Arab’s intellectual stiffness, lack of self esteem, reviving values, and martyrdom and chose them as the nodal point in his discourse and mythologized Imam Hussein’s head.

Man is a social entity, who is forced to treat plausibly. He always tries to show himself better that what he really is. Highlighted first in theater, mask, through theories by Yung and Coffman, found its path in psychology and social sciences. Moreover, as a literary school, encoding paved the way for mask to come afore to literature. Mythologizing is one of the objectives of this technique and is one of the key concepts in Mouffe and Laclao’s techniques in discourse analysis.

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Volume 10, Issue 20
July 2020
Pages 99-120
  • Receive Date: 14 August 2020
  • Revise Date: 09 September 2021
  • Accept Date: 22 December 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2021