The Limits and Potentials of Narrative Form: Recent Indian Fiction in English

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dc.contributor.advisor Reinfandt, Christoph (Prof. Dr.)
dc.contributor.author Mattheis, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-02T14:18:45Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-02T14:18:45Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10900/120280
dc.identifier.uri http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bsz:21-dspace-1202809 de_DE
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15496/publikation-61653
dc.description.abstract The study “The Limits and Potentials of Narrative Form: Recent Indian Fiction in English” aims to offer a new approach to narrative form, demonstrating that each formal arrangement of a work of fiction has its specific limits and potentials, and produces specific effects in relation to other forms and the content. Inventive formal arrangements in twenty-first-century Indian English novels (that draw attention to the limitations of a simplistic binary opposition between realist and experimental) have given rise to this unconventional but fruitful approach to Indian English fiction, so far mainly examined through the lens of Postcolonial Studies with a focus on content-related concerns. After pointing out the difficulties in classifying novels as either realist or experimental, this study develops a more inclusive approach to narrative form by making the forms Caroline Levine identifies in her study “Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network” (2015) fruitful for literary analysis in their sociopolitical context. The emergence of these forms is traced in close readings of recent Indian novels in English, showing that there is an increasing shift from wholeness and a unifying understanding of social and formal arrangements towards pluralisation and network structures. The novels thus constitute multiple realities, acknowledge the absence of a clear vanishing point of perspectives in Indian society and indicate a pluralisation of voices, which points to the contingency and arbitrariness of power relations. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.rights.uri http://tobias-lib.uni-tuebingen.de/doku/lic_mit_pod.php?la=en en
dc.subject.ddc 820 de_DE
dc.subject.other Indian Fiction in English en
dc.subject.other 21st-Century Novels en
dc.subject.other Narrative Form en
dc.subject.other Experimental Literature en
dc.subject.other Realist Literature en
dc.subject.other Construction of Realities en
dc.title The Limits and Potentials of Narrative Form: Recent Indian Fiction in English en
dc.type Dissertation de_DE
dcterms.dateAccepted 2021-05-17
utue.publikation.fachbereich Anglistik, Amerikanistik de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.publikation.noppn yes de_DE

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