Author Archives: Jonathan Dunn

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Final Paper Abstract

Chinua Achebe’s 1958 novel Things Fall Apart explores the dissolution of Igbo tradition and community in the fictional Nigerian village of Umuofia, as well as in the life of the novel’s protagonist Okonkwo – a dissolution resulting partly from the … Continue reading

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More On Memory & Longing in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Coming out of our last class I remained interested, like others, in the role of the memory and the past in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (unfortunately I ran out of time to write about it before Tuesday’s class). … Continue reading

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Annotated Bibliography

I’m planning to explore issues of religious confrontation and conversion in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart – focusing on those specific moments where worldviews collide. I’m not as interested (to borrow the phrasing of one critic) in moments of hybridization or … Continue reading

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Judgment (Or Lack Thereof) In Disgrace

I was struck, while reading the Attridge article, by the offhand mentions to some of the most common criticisms of Disgrace – that readers see an implicit critique (or, at the very least, an undermining) of the new South Africa, … Continue reading

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Syllabus Project – Jonathan Dunn

  The Novel, Immigrant Experience and the Modern African Diaspora Theme: The African diaspora is an enormous topic spanning huge swaths of time and space, an experience covering hundreds of years and millions of people. For the purpose of this … Continue reading

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