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Porous borders: the amorphous nature of magical realist fiction in Asia and Australasia

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This thesis aims to broaden the scope of magical realism by examining contemporary fiction in Asia and Australasia, regions which have been largely neglected in critical discussion of the narrative mode. My research seeks to modify and expand our collective conception of magical realism through key texts that challenge not only how we read the narrative mode, but also our expectations of it. My analysis involves a dual intervention in the fields of postcolonial studies and world literature...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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