Chronotopes in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
2016 (English)In: African American Review, ISSN 1062-4783, E-ISSN 1945-6182, Vol. 49, no 1, 19-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article employs Bakhtin’s concept of the chronotope to examine the interrelatedness of different places, temporalities, characterization, and values in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Focusing on the complex interactions of four chronotopes—Dr. Flint’s house, the provincial town, the grandmother’s house, and the garret—the article yields a deeper understanding of how Jacobs critiques antebellum American society and, at the same time, constructs the grandmother’s house as chronotope as a site of negotiation with her most obvious historical addressee: the Northern white middle-class woman.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Vol. 49, no 1, 19-34 p.
chronotopes, Bakhtin, Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, time, place
Languages and Literature
Research subject English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41951ISI: 000373205800003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-41951DiVA: diva2:925184