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Title:Charming Fictions and Guilty Repetitions: Authorship Other(-)wise by Calixthe Beyala and Carol Shields
Author(s):Carson, Emily Charlotte Pederson
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Blake, Nancy
Department / Program:Comparative Literature
Discipline:Comparative Literature
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:My comparative analysis disrupts the notion that Shields is a compliant immigrant whose focus on women's domestic lives fails to address broad social issues. It similarly calls into question Beyala's contrary reputation as a provocative immigrant who refuses integration and is concerned primarily with self-promotion. These two very different writers together theorize an authorship for the age of transnationalism that relies on gesture, repetition and a manipulative autobiographical inscription to respond to some of the contemporary challenges posed by geopolitics and its cultural divides.
Issue Date:2007
Description:211 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3290191
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2007

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