The influence of Sufism and Quantum theory on Eric–Emmanuel Schmitt’s works / Simin Amirian Khafacheh

Simin Amirian , Khafacheh (2018) The influence of Sufism and Quantum theory on Eric–Emmanuel Schmitt’s works / Simin Amirian Khafacheh. PhD thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Abstract

      This thesis attempts to investigate Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt as a Western dramatist and mystical writer of Eastern traditions through a detailed, qualitative and critical analysis of some of his most important works. This thesis focuses on five plays; Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Quran, Between Worlds, Einstein's Treason, Frederick or the Crime Boulevard and Stranger. The three objectives of this thesis are: 1)To prove the existence of, and then map out the influence of Sufism in Schmitt’s work, using his plays Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Quran and Frederick or the Crime Boulevard. 2) To show that the concept of quantum theory could be incorporated into literature with special reference to Rumi’s poems, and the relationship between Sufism and Schmitt’s Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Quran. 3)To establish connections between three elements in quantum theory and his plays Between Worlds, Stranger, and Einstein’s Treason. In Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of Quran, Sufi framework and archetypal criticism are used to plainly and briefly present the main concepts of mysticism while simultaneously situating Sufism within the play. The title character takes on the role of a Sufi master, initiating the protagonist, Moses, into the way of the Sufi to eventually become his successor. This thesis explores how the concept of Sufism as derived from Rumi’s poems and quantum theory could be incorporated into Schmitt’s Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Quran.

      Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
      Additional Information: Thesis (PhD) – Cultural Centre, University of Malaya, 2018.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Schmitt; Quantum Theory; Sufism; modern theatre; Mysticism
      Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
      Divisions: Cultural Centre
      Depositing User: Mr Mohd Safri Tahir
      Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2019 01:55
      Last Modified: 20 Sep 2019 01:55
      URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10470

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