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  • Author:
    Vivian Nun Halloran
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    0813928664
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    978-0813928661
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    University of Virginia Press (October 23, 2009)
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In her intriguing book Exhibiting Slavery, Vivian Nun Halloran argues that postmodernity ― the playful, self-referential, subversively untraditional tradition, more often invoked than understood ― offers Caribbean writers a unique opportunity to move among slavery’s ghosts, and to reframe.

In her intriguing book Exhibiting Slavery, Vivian Nun Halloran argues that postmodernity ― the playful, self-referential, subversively untraditional tradition, more often invoked than understood ― offers Caribbean writers a unique opportunity to move among slavery’s ghosts, and to reframe cultural artifacts in ways that allow us, finally, to move beyond the surfaces of history. If you are interested in learning about how the slave experience has shaped Caribbean literature, this is an excellent introduction to the ways that contemporary writers have grappled with this region’s dark past

Vivian Nun Halloran .

AM417: Slavery, Memory and Memorialisation. Section: Further reading.

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In a strikingly interdisciplinary and multilingual analysis of Caribbean postmodern historical novels about slavery alongside museum exhibitions about slavery throughout the Caribbean and the US, Vivian Halloran shows how the novels as well as the exhibits seek to educate their audiences about reconstructing the past from fragmented evidence and relating historical memory and collective mourning in the creation of narratives about that past.

Exhibiting Slavery : The Caribbean Postmodern Novel as Museum. by Vivian Nun Halloran.

Exhibiting Slavery examines the ways in which Caribbean postmodern historical novels about slavery written in Spanish, English, and French function as virtual museums, simultaneously showcasing and curating a collection of "primary documents" within their pages. As Vivian Nun Halloran attests, these novels highlight narrative "objects" extraneous to their plot―such as excerpts from the work of earlier writers, allusions to specific works of art, the uniforms of maroon armies assembled in preparation of a military offensive, and accounts of slavery's negative impact on the traditional family unit in Africa or the United States. In doing so, they demand that their readers go beyond the pages of the books to sort out fact from fiction and consider what relationship these featured "objects" have to slavery and to contemporary life. The self-referential function of these texts produces a "museum effect" that simultaneously teaches and entertains their readers, prompting them to continue their own research beyond and outside the text.