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Beyond the ‘Chorus Line’: A response to Susanne Jung

Abstract : Christine Evain’s reply to Susanne Jung’s article on how Margaret Atwood’s incorporates several genre stylistically (published in Connotations 24.1) further highlights the unusual form chosen for the subject matter. This leads her to comment on how Atwood offers a new brand of narrative described as a “metafictional and mythical cabaret-style confession” which works within an ethical framework serving the purpose of denouncing social privileges. She also points to ur-material in Atwood’s work, including her poetic work she considers as the seeds planted for The Penelopiad—in terms of exploring both recurrent themes and forms. Finally, having scrutinized Penelope’s voice more closely, she explores another possible interpretation of the ending of The Penelopiad that differs from the one suggested by Susanne Jung but does not exclude alternative interpretations.
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Christine Evain. Beyond the ‘Chorus Line’: A response to Susanne Jung. Connotations : a journal for critical, Waxmann, 2016, 25 (2), pp.300-10. ⟨hal-01979960⟩



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