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Chasing Butterflies. Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories.

Vanessa Guignery, ed.

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<em>Chasing Butterflies. Janet Frame's</em> The Lagoon and Other Stories.

Chasing Butterflies. Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories.

Vanessa Guignery, ed.

Publibook Université

coll. « Lettres & Langues »

2011

ISBN : 978-2-7483-6390-6

172 p., 26 €

Blurb

In 1951, Janet Frame published her first book The Lagoon and Other Stories, a collection which would win the most prestigious national literary award in New Zealand and launch her fascinating career. The essays collected in this volume examine the motifs at work in Frame’s short stories and unravel a unique literary world which revisits the realist tradition and grants prose a poetic dimension. As much a reflexion about language, voice, modes of writing and narrative strategies as an analysis of Frame’s recurrent concerns with identity, childhood, relationships between mothers and daughters, secrecy, marginality, community or death, Chasing Butterflies is a great tribute to one of the most famous New Zealand writers.

Table of contents

  • Foreword

Marc Delrez (University of Liège, Belgium)

  • Janet Frame’s “leafless cloudly secrets” : Of Blackbirds and Butterflies in The Lagoon and Other Stories

Vanessa Guignery (ENS de Lyon, France)

  • Mothers and Daughters in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories : A Long Story

Claire Bazin (University of Paris Ouest, France)

  • “Songs of Innocence” or “Songs of Experience” ? The Construction of Childhood in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories

Valérie Baisnée (University of Paris Sud, France)

  • Placing the Voice : A Note on “A Note on the Russian War” by Janet Frame

Jean-Marc Victor (University of Paris‐Sorbonne, France)

  • “When it’s dark outside” : Secrecy, Death and the Unworking of Community in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories

Gerardo Rodríguez Salas (University of Granada, Spain) and Julián Jiménez Heffernan (University of Córdoba, Spain)

  • “Wear wise saws and modern instances like a false skin” : Dominant Language at Play in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories

Alice Braun (University of Paris Ouest, France)

  • “Or were you ever free ?” Enclosure and Escape in Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories

Michaël Roy (ENS de Lyon, France)

  • Narrative Voice and the Making of the Self : A Study of Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories

Christine Lorre‐Johnston (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)

  • Instability and Construction of Identity in Janet Frame’s “Jan Godfrey” : A Linguistic Analysis

Laure Gardelle (ENS de Lyon, France)

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