Anda belum login :: 04 Jun 2023 04:41 WIB
Artikel"Since when has paper any value?": Reading, materiality, and meaning in M.G. Vassanji's fiction  
Oleh: Bookman, Ariel
Jenis: Article from Article
Dalam koleksi: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature vol. 49 no. 2 (Jun. 2014), page 189-201.
Topik: Interpretation; material culture; memory; paper; M.G. Vassanji; postcolonial; reading; value
Fulltext: Since when has paper any value.pdf (606.67KB)
Isi artikelOver the last fifteen years scholarship on postcolonial literatures has increasingly turned to readers as the focus of empirical study. While such research has helped make visible the agency of postcolonial readers in global literary exchanges, it has tended to overlook the many ways in which postcolonial subjects’ encounters with texts can exceed or circumvent literal reading. The Asian-African-Canadian novelist M.G. Vassanji has been particularly attuned to the physicality of paper, most definitively in two of his novels set in East Africa, The Gunny Sack (1989) and The Book of Secrets (1994). In this article I analyse how Vassanji’s characters, both literate and illiterate, engage paper’s physical properties to ground their everyday practices of memory, valuation, and interpretation. By attending to paper’s materiality in Vassanji’s work postcolonial studies can situate its own reading practices in the context of material ways of doing things with texts.
Opini AndaKlik untuk menuliskan opini Anda tentang koleksi ini!

Process time: 0.015625 second(s)