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dc.contributor.advisorGhandour, Sabahen_US
dc.contributor.authorZaitoun, Lailaen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.66-73).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Sabah Ghandour.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores Aijaz Ahmeds suggestion of "Collectivity" which offers a reading for literary texts instead of Frederic Jamesons notion of "National Allegory". I will show how third-world texts offer a gendered reading for the narrative of history and collective memory as two representations of "Collectivity". History and collective memory manifest themselves through the genealogy of the body and gender trouble issues. My argument tackles three novels from different cultural backgrounds: J.M. Coetzees Waiting for the Barbarians, Hoda Barakats The Stone of Laughter and Tahar Ben Jellouns The Sand Child. Coetzee illustrates how collective memory represents a counter-narrative to history which surfaces as being the ultimate truth in a colonial context. Barakat traces back the hegemony of the civil war memory by unmasking the inner conflicts the characters experience, and the contextual split between the self and the other. Ben Jelloun demonstrates the notion of gender identity by revisiting the split between history and memory.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBy Laila Zaitounen_US
dc.format.extentv, 73 p. ;30 cmen_US
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dc.subject.lcshCollective memory in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshLiterature, Modern--History and criticismen_US
dc.titleHistory and collective memory in three novelsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in English Language and Literatureen_US
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