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Transcultural Imaginaries - History and Globalization in Contemporary Canadian Literature

English, German · Hardback

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What impact do global interconnectedness and migrations have on our imagination? How do contemporary writers make use of history to express these changes? Do increasing planetary complexities lead to new constructions of identities? 'Transcultural Imaginaries' traces answers to these questions by presenting an interdisciplinary perspective on recent Canadian literature written in English. The study offers a tour d'horizon of various interrelated socio-cultural issues and theoretical contexts: it examines postmodern and postcolonial trends in the genre of historical fiction in Canada, as well as theories on globalization and approaches to cultural plurality (multi-, inter-, and transculturalism). The study also sketches possible parameters for the analysis of transcultural features in literary texts. These parameters - Space, Place, and Time; Voices and Perspectives; Transfer, Exchange, and Resistance - are applied to a variety of texts by authors such as Dionne Brand, Michael Ondaatje, Madeleine Thien, George Elliott Clarke, and Thomas King.

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What impact do global interconnectedness and migrations have on our imagination? How do contemporary writers make use of history to express these changes? Do increasing planetary complexities lead to new constructions of identities? 'Transcultural Imaginaries' traces answers to these questions by presenting an interdisciplinary perspective on recent Canadian literature written in English. The study offers a tour d'horizon of various interrelated socio-cultural issues and theoretical contexts: it examines postmodern and postcolonial trends in the genre of historical fiction in Canada, as well as theories on globalization and approaches to cultural plurality (multi-, inter-, and transculturalism). The study also sketches possible parameters for the analysis of transcultural features in literary texts. These parameters - Space, Place, and Time; Voices and Perspectives; Transfer, Exchange, and Resistance - are applied to a variety of texts by authors such as Dionne Brand, Michael Ondaatje, Madeleine Thien, George Elliott Clarke, and Thomas King.

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Authors Nora Tunkel
Publisher Universitätsvlg. Winter
 
Languages English, German
Product format Hardback
Released 31.07.2012
 
EAN 9783825360351
ISBN 978-3-8253-6035-1
No. of pages 257
Dimensions 165 mm x 245 mm x 20 mm
Weight 569 g
Series Anglistische Forschungen
Anglistische Forschungen
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

Globalisierung, Kanadische Literatur, Transkulturalität, Geschichtskonstruktion, Identitätskonstruktion, historische Identität

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