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The influence of anxiety: re-presentations of identity in Antiguan literature from 1890 to the present

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This thesis examines Antiguan narratives’ peculiar engagements with the national question. It draws largely upon the works of four writers—Jamaica Kincaid, Joanne C. Hillhouse, Marie-Elena John and Frieda Cassin—and selected calypsonians including Antigua’s leading female and male calypsonians, Queen Ivena and King Short Shirt. It reads anxiety as the chief organising principle of the singular deconstructions of gender, ‘racial’, ethnic, and class identities undertaken by these texts. I of...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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