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Comfort Food and Respectability Politics in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem and Banjo: A Story Without a Plot (2023)
Journal Article

This article examines two of Claude McKay’s novels, Home to Harlem (1928) and Banjo: A Story Without a Plot (1929) with relation to their characters’ complex and sometimes seemingly contradictory attitude to food cultures. McKay’s characters demonstr... Read More about Comfort Food and Respectability Politics in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem and Banjo: A Story Without a Plot.

‘By creating plot texts, man learnt to distinguish plots in life and thus to make sense of life’: a discussion of narratology in the work of Juri Lotman (2022)
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The overall aims of this article are to revisit one of the key contributions to narratology of the late twentieth century, Juri Lotman's The origin of plot in the light of typology of 1973, to attempt to determine its place in Lotman's work as a whol... Read More about ‘By creating plot texts, man learnt to distinguish plots in life and thus to make sense of life’: a discussion of narratology in the work of Juri Lotman.

‘Causing misery and suffering miserably’: Representations of the Thirty Years’ War in literature and history (2021)
Journal Article

This article examines a range of fictional literature – poetry, prose, play and song produced between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries – that represents aspects of the Thirty Years’ War, a conflict fought in Europe from 1618-1648. Depiction... Read More about ‘Causing misery and suffering miserably’: Representations of the Thirty Years’ War in literature and history.

1. The revolt of the dolls: a novel and 2. The revolt of the dolls and other small rebellions: a critical introduction to the fairy-tales of Sophie von Baudissin (2021)
Thesis

The German nineteenth-century fairy-tale has long been, and remains, largely synonymous with the tales of the Brothers Grimm, particularly in the wider public consciousness. While there is some awareness among the general public of other, contemporan... Read More about 1. The revolt of the dolls: a novel and 2. The revolt of the dolls and other small rebellions: a critical introduction to the fairy-tales of Sophie von Baudissin.

Toi: a novel (2020)
Thesis

This thesis explores two sets of relationships: “mother tongue”/second language and mother/daughter. My novel acts these out simultaneously: my main characters are a mother and a daughter and the tensions between them are played out in their relatio... Read More about Toi: a novel.