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Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference

Joanne Lipson Freed


Beginning with the basic conviction that acts of cross-cultural reading have ethical consequences, Haunting Encounters traces the narrative strategies through which certain works fiction forge connections with their readers—in particular, their white, Western readers—across boundaries of difference. Through the formal and aesthetic negotiations they carry out, which both draw readers in and set limits on their imaginative engagements, these works respond in concrete ways to the asymmetries of their circulation and consumption in our contemporary global age. By bringing the tools and methods of ... More

Keywords: ethnic literature, postcolonial literature, narrative ethics, global, comparative, sameness, difference, rhetorical narrative theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713767
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713767.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanne Lipson Freed, author
Oakland University