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Reviews, Research Ideas, and Ramblings: Hannah Southwell

Zadie Smith’s – ‘an oscillation between hope and melancholy’

Smith’s fiction continues to turn, oscillating between hope and melancholy, totality and fragmentation, unity and plurality; her texts present an unresolved tension between, as Vermeulen and Akker regard, ‘a modern desire for sens and a postmodern doubt about the sense of it all.’

This presentation will concentrate on the movement between hope and melancholy in Smith’s fiction.

 

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