Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and the Construction of a Trial Narrative

  title={Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace and the Construction of a Trial Narrative},
  author={Marie Th{\'e}r{\`e}se Blanc},
  journal={ESC: English Studies in Canada},
  pages={101 - 127}
  • M. Blanc
  • Published 20 June 2008
  • Art
  • ESC: English Studies in Canada
MANY OF THE ARTICLES PUBLISHED on Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace since the late 1990 reveal a measure of discomfort with what appears to be the novel's incompatible aims, namely those of providing a postmodernist critique of history within the framework of nineteenth-century literary conventions. I argue that these two aims are reconcilable when the novel is understood as a trial novel that questions the construction of a teleological courtroom narrative (1) deliberately based upon nineteenth… 
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