Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper

 

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dc.contributor.author Holtzhausen, Janita en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-03T18:10:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-03T18:10:22Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Holtzhausen, J. 2013. Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11159
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This dissertation analyses and compares the narrative strategies in J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime and Marlene van Niekerk’s Die sneeuslaper and considers the implications of these strategies for the authors’ exploration of the ethics of writing. Much has been written about the literary oeuvres of both Coetzee and Van Niekerk, including studies of the translations of Van Niekerk’s Afrikaans novels into English. There are few “interlingual” comparative studies of contemporary works in Afrikaans and English, however, and certainly none to my knowledge which compares the work of Coetzee and Van Niekerk. My contribution to the conversation about Coetzee’s and Van Niekerk’s work, but also to an increasingly multilingual and interconnected South African literary criticism, will be a comparison of one recent work by each of these two authors, written in English and Afrikaans respectively. I draw on the theories of Bakhtin, Barthes and Levinas to consider the ethical dimension of texts in which “double-voicedness”, a questioning not only of existence, but of the self is fore grounded in the content and narrative structure; where there is a shift in focus from the author to the reader (“the birth of the reader”) and “utterances” are made with the response of “the other” in mind. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other English in Literature and Modernity en_ZA
dc.title Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of English Language and Literature en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Holtzhausen, J. (2013). <i>Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11159 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Holtzhausen, Janita. <i>"Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11159 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Holtzhausen J. Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of English Language and Literature, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11159 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Holtzhausen, Janita AB - This dissertation analyses and compares the narrative strategies in J.M. Coetzee’s Summertime and Marlene van Niekerk’s Die sneeuslaper and considers the implications of these strategies for the authors’ exploration of the ethics of writing. Much has been written about the literary oeuvres of both Coetzee and Van Niekerk, including studies of the translations of Van Niekerk’s Afrikaans novels into English. There are few “interlingual” comparative studies of contemporary works in Afrikaans and English, however, and certainly none to my knowledge which compares the work of Coetzee and Van Niekerk. My contribution to the conversation about Coetzee’s and Van Niekerk’s work, but also to an increasingly multilingual and interconnected South African literary criticism, will be a comparison of one recent work by each of these two authors, written in English and Afrikaans respectively. I draw on the theories of Bakhtin, Barthes and Levinas to consider the ethical dimension of texts in which “double-voicedness”, a questioning not only of existence, but of the self is fore grounded in the content and narrative structure; where there is a shift in focus from the author to the reader (“the birth of the reader”) and “utterances” are made with the response of “the other” in mind. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper TI - Whose story is it anyway? The ethics of narration and the narration of ethics in Summertime and Die Sneeuslaper UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11159 ER - en_ZA


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