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100 1  Anderson, Felise L 
245 10 Surveillance, spectatorship and space in the 20th century 
300    233 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 72-
       09, Section: A, page: 3275 
500    Adviser: Jon R. Hegglund 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Washington State University, 2011 
520    My dissertation examines acts of seeing and looking in the
       late colonial and newly postcolonial societies of 
       twentieth-century South Asia and Ireland. It argues that 
       such acts are instrumental for maintaining, resisting, and
       destabilizing the dynamics of power existing between 
       representatives of British imperial power and colonized 
       populations. Fictional representations of these dynamics 
       of power and the contested spaces wherein these power 
       dynamics are at play abound within the twentieth-century 
       novel. By presenting readers with the complete, albeit 
       distanced, gazes of third-person omniscient narrators or 
       the more immediate and personal gazes of first-person 
       narrators, the form of the novel encourages readers to 
       perform the role of spectator. This project focuses upon 
       two specific acts of looking---acts of surveillance and 
       acts of spectatorship---as they are fictionalized in 
       selected Irish and South Asian novels. My hypothesis is 
       that the necessity for engaging in surveillance and 
       spectatorship is heightened in the contested spaces of 
       late colonial and newly postcolonial societies because 
       resistance and challenges to the established order---
       either that of the imperial ruler or that of the post-
       imperial political regime---is also heightened. The form 
       of the novel is especially useful for an analysis of how 
       acts of surveillance and spectatorship impact existing 
       dynamics of power because narrative mirrors the practice 
       of surveillance by encouraging readers to engage in acts 
       of seeing and looking. Ultimately, what is at stake is 
       determining the ways in which acts of seeing and looking 
       along with the form of the novel identify methods by which
       individuals or groups of individuals in fictionalized 
       colonial and postcolonial societies mount resistance to 
       the political, social, or cultural power with which 
       surveilling entities are endowed and in so doing resist 
       and dismantle oppressive political and social institutions
       and regimes. The primary texts that are discussed in this 
       project are The Last September by Elizabeth Bowen,  A 
       Passage to India by E. M. Forster, A Star Called Henry  by
       Roddy Doyle, Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane, and 
       Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa 
590    School code: 0251 
650  4 Literature, Asian 
650  4 Literature, English 
690    0305 
690    0593 
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