defamiliarization

defamiliarization

[dee-fuh-mil-yer-uh-zey-shuhn]
noun
Art, Literature. a theory and technique, originating in the early 20th century, in which an artistic or literary work presents familiar objects or situations in an unfamiliar way, prolonging the perceptive process and allowing for a fresh perspective.

Origin:
de- + familiarize + -ation; loan translation of Russian ostranenie

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