Modern Fiction Studies Department of English

Volume 39 - 1993

[Issue 1 2 3 & 4]

Issue 1

Guest Editor: Aparajita Sagar
Special Issue: Fiction on the Indian Subcontinent

Aparajita Sagar
Pages 1-16

Sexual Violence/Textual Violence: Desai's Fire on the Mountainand Shirazi's Javady Alley
Geetha Ramanathan
Pages 17-36

Memory, Identity, Patriarchy: Projecting a Past in the Memoirs of Sara Suleri and Michael Ondaatje
Sangeeta Ray
Pages 37-58

PHOTO ESSAY: Fist is a Flag
Amitava Kumar
Pages 59-70

The Feminist Plot and the Nationalist Allegory: Home and World in Two Indian Women's Novels in English
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Pages 71-92

Multiple Forms of (National) Belonging: Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column
Anuradha Dingwaney Needham
Pages 93-112

Charting the Anger of Indian Women through Narayan's Savitri
Teresa Hubel
Pages 113-130

The 1971 Insurgency in Sri Lankan Literature in English
D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke
Pages 131-146

Leading History by the Nose: The Turn to the Eighteenth Century in Midnight's Children
Clement Hawes
Pages 147-168

R. K. Narayan, Raja Rao, and Modern English Discourse in Colonial India
Alpana Sharma Knippling
Pages 169-186

The Process of Validation in Relation to Materiality and Historical Reconstruction in Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines
Nivedita Bagchi
Pages 187-203


Sitting Translation: History, Post-Structuralism, and the Colonial Context, by Tejaswini Niranjana
Priyamvada Gopal
Pages 204-206

In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, by Aijaz Ahmed, and The Rhetoric of English India, by Sara Suleri
Kanishka Chowdhury
Pages 206-211

Women Writing in India, edited by Susie Tharu and K. Lalitha
Swati Chanda
Pages 211-215

The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in India, by Sudhir Chandra, and The Lie of the Land: English Literary Studies in India, edited by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
Asha Sen
Pages 215-219

Family Quarrels: Toward a Criticism of Indian Writing in English, by Jeroza F. Jussawalla
Joya Uraizee
Pages 219-222

Issue 2

Editor:  Patrick O'Donnell
General Issue

Lucy and the Mark of the Colonizer
Moira Ferguson
Pages 237-260

"Lost in the Maze of Doubling": J. M. Coetzee's Foe and the Politics of (Un)likeness
Chris Bongie
Pages 261-282

Italo Calvino's Ordering of Chaos
Albert Sbragia
Pages 283-306

The Hothouse or the Street: Imperialism and Narrative in Pynchon's V.
Ronald W. Cooley
Pages 307-326

The Dialectic of Space in D. H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers
Gerald Doherty
Pages 327-344

Stephen Dedalus and the Ghost of the Mother
Mark Morrisson
Pages 345-368

Recent Books on Modern Fiction
Pages 369-446

Issue 3 & 4

Guest Editor:  Nancy J. Peterson
Special Issue: Toni Morrison (Double Issue)

Introduction: Canonizing Toni Morrison
Nancy J. Peterson
Pages 461-479

Multicultural Morrison

Layered Rhythms: Virginia Woolf and Toni Morrison
Barbara T. Christian
Pages 483-500

"He Wants to Put His Story Next to Hers": Putting Twain's Story Next to Hers in Morrison's Beloved
Richard C. Moreland
Pages 501-526

Talking Back to Schoolteacher: Morrison's Confrontation with Hawthorne in Beloved
Caroline M. Woidat
Pages 527-550

Nihilism and the Novel

Dead Teachers: Rituals of Manhood and Rituals of Reading inSong of Solomon
Linda Krumholz
Pages 551-574

A Blessing and Burden: The Relation to the Past in SulaSong of Solomon, and Beloved
Deborah Guth
Pages 575-596

Contested Visions/Double-Vision in Tar Baby
Judylyn S. Ryan
Pages 597-622

Women Who Run with Wild: The Need for Sisterhoods in Jazz
Doreatha Drummond Mbalia
Pages 623-650

The Tower of Babel

Horrific Love in Toni Morrison's Fiction
Terry Otten
Pages 651-668

Selfhood and Community: Psychoanalysis and Discourse inBeloved
Jennifer FitzGerald
Pages 669-688

Knitting and Knotting the Narrative Thread--Beloved as Postmodern Novel
Rafael Perez-Torres
Pages 689-708

Toward a Rhetorical Reader-Response Criticism: The Difficult, the Stubborn, and the Ending of Beloved
James Phelan
Pages 709-732

The Vitality of Language

Experiencing Jazz
Eusebio L. Rodrigues
Pages 733-754

Speaking the Unspeakable: On Toni Morrison, African American Intellectuals and the Uses of Essentialist Rhetoric
Dwight A. McBride
Pages 755-780

Resources for Further Research

"And All of the Interests are Vested": Canon-Building in Recent Morrison Criticism
Malin LaVon Walther
Pages 781-794

Toni Morrison: A Selected Bibliography
Debbie Mix
Pages 795-818

Recent Developments in Black Feminist Literary Scholarship: A Selective Annotated Bibliography
P. Jane Splawn
Pages 819-833

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