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The Resource Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts : women's writing and decolonization, Kathleen J. Renk

Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts : women's writing and decolonization, Kathleen J. Renk

Label
Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts : women's writing and decolonization
Title
Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts
Title remainder
women's writing and decolonization
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen J. Renk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts, Kathleen J. Renk demonstrates how contemporary Anglophone Caribbean women's writing radically subverts the powerful myth of the family as it is constructed in nineteenth-century British and colonial texts. Reading the fiction of Jamaica Kincaid, Dionne Brand, Jean Rhys, Erna Brodber, and Michelle Cliff alongside British texts such as Dickens's Great Expectations and Bronte's Jane Eyre, she argues that Anglophone Caribbean women writers create new narratives that simultaneously "bury" Victorian ghosts--the discourse on the Victorian mother, the plantation family discourse, and the discourse on madness--and "catch" Caribbean shadows--the histories of forgotten or elided Caribbean ancestors and narratives of resistance. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Renk, Kathleen J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Caribbean literature (English)
  • West Indian literature (English)
  • Women and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Pluralism (Social sciences) in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Storytelling in literature
Label
Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts : women's writing and decolonization, Kathleen J. Renk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-170) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • She Catch She Shadow: Lighting the Way toward Decolonization.
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Inside the Magic Circle of Girlhood: "Mothers" in Anglophone Caribbean Women's Writing.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Holy Family in the Colonial Garden.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Emerging from the Shadows of Victorian Madness.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Reinscribing the Garden: Female Tricksters at the Crossroads.
  • p. 121
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 163
  • Index.
  • p. 171
Control code
ocm39508227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 174 p.
Isbn
9780813918365
Lccn
98035057
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Caribbean shadows & Victorian ghosts : women's writing and decolonization, Kathleen J. Renk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-170) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • She Catch She Shadow: Lighting the Way toward Decolonization.
  • p. 14
  • 2.
  • Inside the Magic Circle of Girlhood: "Mothers" in Anglophone Caribbean Women's Writing.
  • p. 28
  • 3.
  • Holy Family in the Colonial Garden.
  • p. 60
  • 4.
  • Emerging from the Shadows of Victorian Madness.
  • p. 88
  • 5.
  • Reinscribing the Garden: Female Tricksters at the Crossroads.
  • p. 121
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 151
  • Notes.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 163
  • Index.
  • p. 171
Control code
ocm39508227
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 174 p.
Isbn
9780813918365
Lccn
98035057
Other physical details
ill.

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