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dc.contributor.advisorWenzel, M.J.
dc.contributor.authorSmit, Susanna Johanna
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-18T06:20:47Z
dc.date.available2009-02-18T06:20:47Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/873
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A. (English))--North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, 2005
dc.description.abstractThe farm in South Africa is an ideologically laden but also ambivalent concept, associated with pastoral ideals and the hierarchy of the colonial past; but also with fear and insecurity. The representation of the farm in the South African farm novel has been subjected to larger processes of development, dissolution and replacement in accordance with changing socio-historical contexts. Accordingly, the farm novel's contribution to the conceptualization of space, place and identity within the South African and postcolonial literary context, needs to be traced and related to the pastoral tradition as well as its mutations and deviations. This dissertation investigates how Olive Schreiner's The Story of an African Farm (1883) and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace (1999) as anti-pastoral farm novels, in different ways and degrees, rewrite and transcend the pastoral farm novel tradition by rejecting and subverting the inherent ideological assumptions and pastoral values exemplified by this genre. Specific focus is given to the role of space and place in the identity formation of the female protagonists and the conceptualization thereof in a postcolonial society.
dc.publisherNorth-West University
dc.subjectFarm novel
dc.subjectAfrikaans farm novel
dc.subjectPastoral tradition
dc.subjectAnti-pastoral
dc.subjectLand
dc.subjectSpace
dc.subjectSpatiality
dc.subjectPlace
dc.subjectDisplacement
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectFemale identity
dc.subjectIdentity formation
dc.subjectFeminism
dc.subjectColonialism
dc.subjectPostcolonialism
dc.subjectColonial literature
dc.subjectPostcolonial literature
dc.subjectSouth African context
dc.subjectThe Story of an African Farm
dc.subjectSchreiner, Olive
dc.subjectCoetzee, J.M.
dc.subjectDisgrace
dc.titlePlacing the farm novel : space and place in female identity formation in Olive Schreiner's The story of an African farm and J.M. Coetzee's Disgraceen
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dc.description.thesistypeMasters


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