Rooney, C. (2005) Narratives of Southern African Farms. Third World Quarterly, 26 (3). pp. 431-440. ISSN 0143-6597.
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This paper will attempt to specify a literary genre of farm narrative, canonically exemplified by Schreiner, Lessing and Coetzee, in order to raise the question of what alternative narratives there may be. Narratives of entrapment or regression will be juxtaposed with artistic and autobiographical expositions offering a pioneering myth and logic, served to open up overlooked questions of autonomy and local community. Particular attention will be given to one illustration (author will supply illustration), literally a watercolour painting that can be seen to undo certain expectations of the farm setting established by the dominant literary tradition.
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Humanities > School of English|
|Depositing User:||J.P.W. Joseph|
|Date Deposited:||22 Sep 2008 22:02|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:21|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/5558 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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