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Food as Metaphor in Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Interpreter of Maladies”

“Interpreter of Maladies” is the title of a 1999 short story collection by Jhumpa Lahiri. Born in the US, but of Indian extraction, the collection explores issues of diaspora, culture ritual, otherness and difference. Her prose is spare and her narratives expose the drama in the every day. This text is from an oral presentation […]

Time out of Joint Pt. 6: Conclusion and Mediography

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 6: Conclusion and […]

Time out of Joint Pt. 5: Hyperreality and Hypertextuality in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 5: Hyperreality and […]

Time out of Joint Pt. 4: Intertextuality and Simulation in A.L. Kennedy’s Day

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 4: Intertextuality and […]

Time out of Joint Pt. 3: Schizophrenia and Fragmentation in A.L. Kennedy’s Day

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 3: Schizophrenia and […]

Time out of Joint Pt. 2: Period and Pastiche in David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 2: Period and […]

Time out of Joint Pt 1: The End of History. Again

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfilment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). Time out of Joint Pt 1: The […]

The Most Terrific Liar: Unreliable Narration in The Catcher in the Rye

A version of this essay was originally submitted in partial fulfillment of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester in 2009. Please note that if you quote or cite this work that it is  © Karl Hodge 2012. The correct form of referencing is: Karl Hodge. (2012). The Most Terrific Liar: Unreliable […]