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Academic Year 2012-2013
2nd Semester Exam (Main/ Re-sit/ Remedial) Licence Fondamentale d’Anglais Module: Literature Duration: 2 hours 1st /2nd /3rd year Subject: Fiction
Choose ONE of the following topics
I) Comment on this statement with reference to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. “Beloved presents a new way of conceiving of history, one that refuses and refutes master versions of history. Such master versions value certainty and exactitude and claim authority through collapsing the multiplicity of voices available at any historical moment into an artificial [narrative]. In contrast, Beloved offers several versions of [hi]story, which exist simultaneously, yet complementarily and which depend on “the contributions of many tellers (narrators), and listeners (readers).”1
II) In Beloved, “identity and its recognition, depend on the body having been marked with a special sign, which looks suspiciously like a linguistic signifier. Signing or marking the body signifies its passage into writing, its becoming a literary body, and generally also a narrative body.”2 Discuss
Sale, Maggie. “Call and Response as Critical Method: African -American Oral Traditions and Beloved.” African American Review 26 (1992) 42-43.
Peter Brooks. Body Works: Objects of Desire in Modern Narrative. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993) 3.
“Though Beloved is a novel that certainly. “Object Written. to produce a written text that is somehow.”2 1 Anita Durkin. 1 (1991) 111. they merely “keep alive the idea” that it can be explained.Higher Institute of Human Sciences. “Worthy Messengers: Narrative Voices in Toni Morrison‟s Novels. it is also a novel. To ignore this fact is to subsequently ignore Morrison‟s ability to invoke both oral and written traditions throughout the book.” Texas Studies in Literature and Language. at the same time. and Complications of Authorship in Beloved. 2009) 176. reproduces some of the conventions of the oral tradition. Harold Bloom (New York: Infobase. 2 Catherine Rainwater. In their repudiation of the conventional authority they usually wield and their refusal to explain. . “Morrison employs the conventions of narrative to show how external „authorities‟ fail to explain human tragedy. as contra-logical as such a phrase may seem. Written Object: Slavery.”1 II) Discuss this statement with reference to Toni Morrison’s Beloved.” Toni Morrison’s “Beloved. Scarring. 33. an oral text. in both structure and language.” Ed. Tunis Academic Year 2012-2013 2nd Semester Exam (Main/ Re-sit/ Remedial) Licence Fondamentale d’Anglais Module: Literature Duration: 2 hours 1st /2nd /3rd year Subject: Fiction Choose ONE of the following topics I) Comment on this statement with reference to Toni Morrison’s Beloved. her texts immerse the reader in perplexing experience.