Jamaica Kincaid and Caribbean Double Crossings

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University of Delaware Press, 2006 - Literary Collections - 171 pages
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In this groundbreaking collection of essays, scholars from the Caribbean and scholars who focus on Caribbean studies take a fresh look at Jamaica Kincaid's recent fiction and non-fiction, focusing on themes in her work that have become part of recent theoretical discourse, from the history of conquest in the Caribbean, to the identity of the post-colonial subject, the effects of imperialism, and the double consciousness of the diasporic writer. Contributors draw upon the theories of Homi Bhabha, Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida, and Edouard Glissant to read in exciting new ways texts such as A Small Place (1988), Lucy (1990), The Autobiography of My Mother (1995), My Brother (1997), My Garden (Book): (1999), Mr. Potter (2002), and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas (2005). Linda Lang-Peralta is Associate Professor of English at The Metropolitan State College of Denver.
 

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Contents

Louisa May Alcott and Jamaica Kincaid
16
Ambivalence in Jamaica Kincaids Lucy and My Garden Book
33
Gothic Doubling in Kincaids Lucy and Brontes Villette
45
Jamaica Kincaids Revision of Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
63
The Lack of Jamaica Kincaid
79
Imperialism and Subjectivity in Jamaica Kincaids My Brother
96
Jamaica Kincaids Ambivalent Garden Book
113
Genesis Genealogy and Genre in Jamaica Kincaids Mr Potter
127
Bibliography
151
Contributors
167
Index
169
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Linda Lang-Peralta is Associate Professor of English at The Metropolitan State College of Denver.

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