Rhythmicity and Broken Narrative as a Means of Portraying Identity Crisis in Erna Brodber’s Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
In the present thesis, Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, the novel by the Jamaican writer Erna Brodber, is analyzed in the context of post-colonial identity trauma. Analyzing the complex organizational and narrative structure of the novel, the essay author studies how the novel’s rhythmicity and the broken narrative portray the protagonist’s identity fragmentation. Drawing on the work’s connection to the ring game played in the Caribbean and applying the symbolism of the Caribbean folk rhythms, the essay author discusses the subversive intent of Brodber’s novel and her method of rewriting the past as a way of recovering one's identity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 51 p.
Erna Brodber, Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home, postcolonialism, identity fragmentation, colonial trauma, broken narrative, rhythmicity.
General Literature Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91274ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A—12/12--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91274DiVA: diva2:616761
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Language and Culture in Europe
2012-06-20, IKK, LiU, Linköping, 13:00 (English)
Strääf, Maria, Fil. dr.