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The Projector Principle as a Means of Portraying the Cultural through the Personal in Olive Senior's Summer Lightning and Other Stories.
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay represents the projector principle, on which, as the essay’s author believes, the narration of The Summer Lightning and Other Stories by Olive Senior is based. The projector principle illustrates the idea that little details and images in the text serve big purposes, for example, reflect the emotional state of the characters or how the characters construct their identity. The literary analysis of the present essay aims at exploring a complicated identity construction in the context of Jamaica with its half-lost indigenous and half-remained colonial legacies through the identity construction of adolescent Jamaican protagonists of the short stories.

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2012. , 57 p.
Keyword [en]
Olive Senior, Summer Lightning, projector principle, allegory, postcolonialism, postcolonial literature, personal identity, cultural identity, identity, identity construction, postcolonial Jamaica, short stories, Subaltern, creole, historical consciousness, colonial trauma
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General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-102466ISRN: LIU-IKK/MPLCE-A--13/03--SEOAI: diva2:678332
Subject / course
Master's Programme in Language and Culture in Europe
2012-06-20, 4410, IKK, LiU, Key building, Linköping, 14:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-12-11 Created: 2013-12-11 Last updated: 2013-12-12Bibliographically approved

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