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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
Citation: 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
distinctive deployment of the carnivalesque and the grotesque, in an attempt to
destabilize and overturn the prevailing Western ideologies that claim to authoritatively
explain human and social existence, and establish norms of behaviors in the colonial
Caribbean. Two of Kincaid's texts, At the Bottom of the River and Annie John, are
analyzed in depth from this perspective.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/16879
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