From Blurring to Transcending: Emily’s Epiphany and Shaping of Community of Shared Future in Caryl Phillips’s Cambridge
To cite this article: HE Na. (2023). From Blurring to Transcending: Emily’s Epiphany and Shaping of Community of Shared Future in Caryl Phillips’ Cambridge. Asia-Pacific Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), 001-002, DOI: 10.53789/j.1653-0465.2023.0301.008.p
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.53789/j.1653-0465.2023.0301.008.p
Abstract: Caryl Phillips (1958-), a leading novelist in Contemporary British literature is acclaimed as one of the best-known and most talented Black British writers of his West Indian generation. Cambridge, his fourth novel and regarded as the most Caribbean and universal novel, has garnered flowering acclaims at home and abroad since publication in 1991. The article elaborates on the implications of Emily’s epiphany from muti-perspectives framed within the framework of epiphany. Through a systematic study of Emily’s epiphany, it is to point out the refreshing implications, namely, the affinities between the colonizers and the colonized, blur the epistemic boundaries and further indicate that through blurring and transcending boundaries, mutual empathy and telepathy could be evoked among people from different social hierarchies with a community of shared future for mankind shaped.
Keywords: Caryl Phillips; Cambridge; epiphany; Emily; community of shared future
Notes on the contributor: HE Na is a lecturer working in the School of Foreign Languages, Kashi University. Her academic interests lie in modern and contemporary British literature. Her email address is henaju@ 126. com.