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Kindred Freedom Narratives: Fetishism and Postcoloniality in Forster, Gandhi and Joyce

Abstract Situated within seminal debates on the questions of liberation and justice viewed from the postcolonial context, this dissertation evaluates freedom narratives from both sides of the colonial divide during the period of high imperialism. Creating a transnational grouping of three diverse historical figures, E. M. Forster, M. K. Gandhi, and James Joyce, I argue for similarities in these writers’ narrative construction of “freedom” against colonial modernity. I argue that despite these writers’ widely disparate historical and cultural determinations, which uniquely particularize each of their freedom formulas as well as freedom “ideals” – the ideal of culture for Forster, renunciation for Gandhi and aesthetic apprehension for Joyce, these wri... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Mehta, Bina (Author) / Bivona, Daniel (Advisor) / Codell, Julie (Committee member) / Lussier, Mark (Committee member) / Mallot, Jr., Jack (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject English literature / South Asian studies / Philosophy / Fetishism / Freedom Narrative / Postcolonial / Post-human / Space / Spinning Wheel
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 366 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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