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In the First Person and in the House
The House Chronotope in Four Works by American Women Writers

By Maria Holmgren Troy
September 1999
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-4532-2
340 pages
$50.50 paper original

This study proposes that the chronotrope, which operates on several intra- and intertextual levels, provides an approach that can bring together multiple issues in criticism. Employing the house chronotrope as a focal point, I find it possible to probe the connections and tensions in the four works between time and space, generic concerns, ideology, first-person narration, and identity formation based on constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality.

Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis Studia Anglistica Upsaliensia, No. 108