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Worlding Domesticity: Transnational Methodology and Jonathan Franzen'S Freedom

Jensen, Martin Aagaard
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Jensen, Martin Aagaard
Advisor
Brickhouse, Anna
Abstract
This thesis examines how we might read a domestic novel, such as Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom, as a transnational one. Contemporary critics have thus far characterized only those novels as transnational which include foreign characters, signs of alterity and difference or global networks. In this thesis, I engage in a methodological debate, and argue that the representation of domesticity naturally opens out to a global network, which is the very matter against which the sphere of the domestic is defined.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA, 2014
Published Date
2014-04-28
Degree
MA
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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository

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