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|Untertitel||Power, Language and Identity in J.M. Coetzee’s Work|
|Titel||Old Myths – Modern Empires|
|Kategorie||Hardcover, Softcover / Sprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft/Englische Sprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Englische Literatur Amerikas
Coetzee, John M.
|Verlagsname||Lang, Peter Bern|
|Beschreibung||This study gives substantial coverage and close critical attention to a wide range of Coetzee’s published writings, in the attempt to situate his œuvre within the framework of both postmodernist and postcolonial theory and criticism. In addition, it links the political and social aspects of Coetzee’s work, its South African provenance and its often oblique engagement with contemporary issues, with formal questions regarding structure, rhetoric and narrative strategies as tackled in his novels. By approaching Coetzee’s fiction from a variety of critical angles and taking into account both the transformations in the socio-political context of South Africa, and the recent changes in critical reception (exemplified by the Nobel Prize he was awarded in 2003) this book therefore offers a thorough assessment of the author’s œuvre.
Contents: J. M. Coetzee’s Production: Thematic, Linguistic and Structural Correspondences – The Denunciation of Western Metaphysics of Power: The Representation of the Natives – The Critique of Liberal Humanism – Replicas of Empire – Shadows of the Self: The Struggle for Recognition – The Search for Identity – Textual and Political Resistance: The Language of Silence – Deconstruction and the Politics of South Africa – Final Ambiguities.
The Author: Michela Canepari-Labib was born in Italy and educated at the University of Pavia (Italy) where she studied English and French Literature and at the University of Sussex (UK) where she obtained a Master’s degree in Critical Theory and a Ph.D. in English Literature. She was recently awarded a scholarship from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici directed by Umberto Eco at the University of Bologna. She is the author of Word-Worlds, a study of Christine Brooke-Rose’s work (Peter Lang, 2002). She teaches English at the Universities of Parma and Milan (Italy).
|Zuletzt geändert am||29.11.2016|