Dunja Mohr

Embracing the Other. Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English.

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    Edité par Dunja Mohr
    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
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    In the wake of addressing multiculturalism, transculturalism, racism, and ethnicity, the issue of xenophobia and xenophilia has been somewhat marginalized. The present collection seeks, from a variety of angles, to investigate the relations between Self and Other in the New Literatures in English. How do we register differences and what does an embrace signify for both Self and Other? The contributors deal with a variety of topics, ranging from theoretical reflections on xenophobia, its exploration in terms of intertextuality and New Zealand/Maori historiography, to analyses of migrant and border narratives, and issues of transitionality, authenticity, and racism in Canada and South Africa. Others negotiate identity and alterity in Nigerian, Malaysian, Australian, Indian, Canadian, and Caribbean texts, or reflect on diaspora and orientalism in Australian–Asian and West Indian contexts.

    Embracing the Other: An Introduction Poetry Susan N. KIGULI: One Wing; Home Floats in the Distance; Floating My Presence; Stories Retold Theory, Writing History, and Textuality Edwin THUMBOO: Conditions of Cross-Cultural Perceptions: The Other Looks Back Judith DELL PANNY: Benign Xenophobia? The Testimony of Maori Literature Russell WEST–PAVLOV: ‘Daft Questions’: Xenophobia, Teaching, and Social Semiosis in Caribbean–British Fiction: Using Intertextuality and Narratology to Analyze a Text by David Dabydeen Migrant and Border Narratives Mala PANDURANG: How Brave Is Our New World? Danilo Victorino MANARPAAC: Desire and Loathing in Carlos Bulosan’s America Is in the Heart and Bienvenido Santos’s The Man Who (Thought He) Looked Like Robert Taylor Vera ALEXANDER: “Worlds of Disenchantment”: Alienation and Change in Adib Khan’s Seasonal Adjustments Dipli SAIKIA: Writing From the Border, Doing Away With Margins: Carl Muller’s Sri Lankan Burgher Narrative Virginia RICHTER: The Civilized Ape Transitional States Martin GENETSCH: Race and Racism in Contemporary Canadian Fiction: M.G. Vassanji’s No New Land Jochen PETZOLD: White Angst in South Africa: The Apocalyptic Visions of John Conyngham Natividad MARTÍNEZ MARÍN: Nadine Gordimer’s Later Novels: Or, The Fiction of Otherness Negotiating Identity and Alterity Mary E. MODUPE KOLAWOLE: Multicultural Strategies and Alterity: Transgressing the Other in Contemporary Nigerian Women’s Short Stories Raihanah M.M.: The Other Within: The Malaysian Experience Jörg HEINKE: The Resistance to Being (Em)Braced: Peter Carey’s Jack Maggs and David Malouf’s Johnno Sandhya PATEL: The Difficulty of Being: Reading and Speaking in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things Laurenz VOLKMANN: The Quest for Identity in Benjamin Zephaniah’s Poetry Diaspora and Orientalism David S. LA BRECHE : Stereotype, Prejudice, and Illusion in the Austral-Asian Otherworld Sissy HELFF: Desired Exotica: Gendered Spaces in Queer West Indian Diasporic Fiction Canadian and South African Theatre Ginny RATSOY: Dramatizing Alterity: Relational Characterization in Postcolonial British Columbia Plays Henning SCHÄFER: Disappointing Expectations: Native Canadian Theatre and the Politics of Authenticity Haike FRANK: Embracing Oneself and the Other: Overcoming Racial Hatred in South African Drama Notes on Contributors

    Dunja M. Mohr is an assistant professor at Erfurt University, Germany, and has taught English literature and cultural studies at the Universities of Trier and Erlangen, Germany, where she was also a postdoctoral fellow. She is on the editorial board of Margaret Atwood Studies and has written on utopian literature, cyborgs, posthumans, contemporary Canadian and British literature, and transdifference, and has specialized in gender and postcolonial studies. Contributors: Vera Alexander, David La Breche, Haike Frank, Martin Genetsch, Jörg Heinke, Sissy Helff, Susan N. Kiguli, Mary E. Modupe Kolawole, Natividad Martínez Marín, Danilo Victorino Manarpaac, Raihanah M.M., Mala Pandurang, Judith Dell Panny, Sandhya Patel, Jochen Petzold, Ginny Ratsoy, Dipli Saikia, Henning Schäfer, Edwin Thumboo, Virginia Richter, Laurenz Volkmann, Russell West–Pavlov

    Book Relié
    Nbr Pages Arabes 341
    Collection Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English
    ISBN 13 978-90-420-2377-2
    Type Name