Senior Project Advisor
Borges, inspiration, authorship, cycle, Aleph, Dante, Eco, creation, Kafka, precursors, successors
This project will focus on an analysis of Jorge Luis Borges' ideas regarding artistic creation, expression, inspiration and thought through several of his writings- specifically 'Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote', 'Kafka y sus precursores' and 'Las ruinas circulares'. Using a framework constructed by this analysis, the paper will then delve into works that have heavily influenced Borges himself and then close with works that in turn were inspired by Borges. Among his inspirations are the works of Dante Alighieri and Franz Kafka, and some that were inspired by him include those of Umberto Eco and Julio Cortázar. Thus, the paper will essentially be a comprehensive look at the theoretical implications of Borges’ work, under an analytical lens founded in his own philosophy regarding artistic creation.
Modern and Classical Languages
Tomasi, Alessandro, "An Endless Cycle: Borges and the Reciprocal Nature of Artistic Inspiration and Expression" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 666.
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