Exploring ‘Temporality’ in the Short Story ‘Turquoise’ by Aamer Hussein: An Application of the Genette’s Model of Narratology

Authors

  • Afshan Abbas Lecturer, Ph. D Scholar, Department of English, IIU, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dr. Fauzia Janjua Associate Professor, Department of English, IIU, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Mahwish Abid Ph. D Scholar, Department of English, IIU, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-I)3

Keywords:

Cultural Hybridity, Exclusion and Inclusion, Genette‘s Schemata of Narratology, Time Shift Processes, Turquoise

Abstract

The present Study is primarily concerned with applying Genette‘s schemata developed in his famous ‘Narrative Discourse’ and theory of cultural hybridity of Homi Bhabha to the study of Aamer Hussain’s Short Story ‘Turquoise’. This study analyzes the temporal shifts in the short story. Since diaspora is prevailing as an important theme in the short story, this study is also concerned with the analysis of cultural hybridity. The research is concerned with the Genette's narratology,' in order to bring out the intricacies of the temporal patterns of the short story. Furthermore, it deals with the analysis of cultural hybridity as the ideology of a new elite a “postmodern” cosmopolitanism. This study makes the case that hybridity helps us comprehend the dynamics of the global culture. Focalized through a double perspective, ‘Turquoise’ reveals Aamer Hussain’s expertise in handling narrative temporality and providing a comprehensive study of Diaspora in terms of cultural hybridity.

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Published

2022-03-31

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Abbas, A., Janjua, F., & Abid, M. (2022). Exploring ‘Temporality’ in the Short Story ‘Turquoise’ by Aamer Hussein: An Application of the Genette’s Model of Narratology. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 6(1), 23–31. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2022(6-I)3