It's All in the Family: Metamodernism and the Contemporary (Anglo-) "American" Novel.

DeToy, Terence.

Abstract: This dissertation examines the function of family as a thematic in the contemporary Anglo-American novel. It argues that contemporary aesthetics increasingly presents the family as an enabling platform for conciliation with the social totality: as a space of personal development, readying one for life in the wider social field. This analyses hinges on readings of Jonathan Franzen's Freed... read more

Tufts University. Department of English.
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