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Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.
Uppsala University.
Dalarna University, School of Humanities and Media Studies, English.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8434-1747
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, globalization has led to increased mobility and interconnectedness. For a growing number of people, contemporary life entails new local and transnational interdependencies which transform individual and collective allegiances. Contemporary literature often reflects these changes through its exploration of migrant experiences and transcultural identities. Calling into question traditional definitions of culture, many recent works of poetry and prose fiction go beyond the spatial boundaries of a given state, emphasizing instead the mixing and collision of languages, cultures, and identities. In doing so, they also challenge recent and contemporary discourses about cultural identities, fostering a more nuanced understanding of the complexities of identity-formation processes in diverse transcultural frameworks.This volume analyses how traditional understandings of culture, as well as literary representations of identity constructs, can be reconceptualized from a transcultural perspective. In four thematic sections focusing on migration, cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, and literary translingualism, the twelve essays included in this volume explore various facets of transculturality in contemporary poetry and fiction from around the world.

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Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013.
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General Literature Studies Specific Literatures
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Intercultural Studies, Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-12791ISBN: 978-90-420-3735-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-12791DiVA: diva2:642636
Available from: 2013-08-22 Created: 2013-08-22 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved

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