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Migration and Fiction - Narratives of Migration in Contemporary Canadian Literature

English, German · Hardback

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In a globalised world, migration has become a central issue, under new auspices, especially for immigrant societies and cultures like the Canadian. Considering the importance of migration narratives in contemporary Canadian literature, the essays in this volume address questions of migration from a literary perspective. After all, it is in the form of cultural practices such as literature that the human factor in migration expresses itself. In particular, the essays investigate the multiplicity and transitory nature of migrant identities as manifested in contemporary Canadian novels and short stories. The contributions to this volume analyse, on the example of literary renderings of migration and exile, the transformation and fictionalising of intercultural experience in narrative. The focus lies on literary renderings of trans-culturation and the blurring of ethno-cultural boundaries in the wake of migration, on renderings of the experience of living and writing in exile, as it were, and of living with or in between several languages, societies and cultures.

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In a globalised world, migration has become a central issue, under new auspices, especially for immigrant societies and cultures like the Canadian. Considering the importance of migration narratives in contemporary Canadian literature, the essays in this volume address questions of migration from a literary perspective. After all, it is in the form of cultural practices such as literature that the human factor in migration expresses itself. In particular, the essays investigate the multiplicity and transitory nature of migrant identities as manifested in contemporary Canadian novels and short stories. The contributions to this volume analyse, on the example of literary renderings of migration and exile, the transformation and fictionalising of intercultural experience in narrative. The focus lies on literary renderings of trans-culturation and the blurring of ethno-cultural boundaries in the wake of migration, on renderings of the experience of living and writing in exile, as it were, and of living with or in between several languages, societies and cultures.

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Assisted by Löschnigg (Editor), Löschnigg (Editor), Mari Löschnigg (Editor), Maria Löschnigg (Editor), Martin Löschnigg (Editor)
Publisher Universitätsverlag Winter
 
Languages English, German
Product format Hardback
Released 01.01.2009
 
EAN 9783825355579
ISBN 978-3-8253-5557-9
No. of pages 242
Dimensions 177 mm x 20 mm x 252 mm
Weight 540 g
Illustrations 6 Abbildungen
Series Anglistische Forschungen
Anglistische Forschungen
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

Migration, Kanadische Literatur, Transkulturalität, Fiktionalisierung, Identität, fiktionale

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