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Individual and Social Conflicts in Adam Johnson's Prose

Student: Polina Nekrasova

Supervisor: Ekaterina Vladimirovna Chernetsova

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2019

Social and personal conflicts in American literature have been an object of literary studies for a long time, as literature canon has been changing through history. The main objective of the present paper is to fill up the existing gap in contemporary American literature studies, which is the lack of research on Adam Johnson’s prose. The study focuses on four major subjects. Firstly, it scrutinizes the image of North Korea in his “The Orphan’s master Son”. Secondly, it studies the image of identity in this writer’s narrative. Thirdly, it analyzes modern societal issues discussed in “Fortune smiles”. Finally, the interconnection of topics developed in Johnson’s writings with modern audiovisual content is concerned. The methods applied in this paper are comparative-typological, comparative-historical, biographical, cultural-historical and socio-cultural. The achieved results involve contribution to Asian-American and literary studies.

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