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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 (Master of Arts), 2014
Published Date
2014-04-28
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
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