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Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame Jan Cronin

Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame

Jan Cronin

Published January 1st 2009
ISBN : 9789042026766
Hardcover
227 pages
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Janet Frames work is notorious for the demands it makes on reader and critic. This collection of nine new essays by international Frame specialists draws on a range of critical frameworks to explore fresh ways of looking at Frames fiction, poetry,MoreJanet Frames work is notorious for the demands it makes on reader and critic. This collection of nine new essays by international Frame specialists draws on a range of critical frameworks to explore fresh ways of looking at Frames fiction, poetry, and autobiography. At the same time, the essays plug into the energy of Frames work to challenge our thinking within and beyond these frameworks. Frameworks offers a unique perspective on Frame studies today, showcasing its major concerns as well as heralding new Frame narratives for the decade ahead. Mindful of preceding Frame criticism, these essays use their contemporary vantage-point to recast seminal questions about the relationship between Janet Frames work and its critical contexts. Each of the essays makes a case for framing her work in a particular way, but all are characterized by self-reflexivity regarding their own critical practice and the relationship they assume between exegetical framework and Frames work. Underlying this practice, and contained within the pun of the title, are the elementary-sounding yet fundamental questions of Frame studies: How does Frames work work? And how do we work with her work?