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Title: The Carnivalesque and Cultural Dialogues in Jamaica Kincaid's Writings
Authors: PHAM NGOC LAN
Keywords: jamaica kincaid, carnivalesque, grotesque, mikhail bakhtin, colonialism, caribbean
Issue Date: 10-Aug-2009
Source: PHAM NGOC LAN (2009-08-10). The Carnivalesque and Cultural Dialogues in Jamaica Kincaid's Writings. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis uses Mikhail Bakhtin's carnival theory to argue that Jamaica Kincaid makes<br>distinctive deployment of the carnivalesque and the grotesque, in an attempt to<br>destabilize and overturn the prevailing Western ideologies that claim to authoritatively<br>explain human and social existence, and establish norms of behaviors in the colonial<br>Caribbean. Two of Kincaid's texts, At the Bottom of the River and Annie John, are<br>analyzed in depth from this perspective.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16879
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