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The Resource Contested identities : literary negotiations in time and place, edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi

Contested identities : literary negotiations in time and place, edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi

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Contested identities : literary negotiations in time and place
Title
Contested identities
Title remainder
literary negotiations in time and place
Statement of responsibility
edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
809.9/3353
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.I42
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Nicholson, Roger
  • Marquis, Claudia
  • Szamosi, Gertrud
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  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Literature & literary studies
  • Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • Ethnic studies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • Metamorphosis in literature
Summary expansion
This volume brings together essays that, both individually and collectively, address the force of the literary text with regard to problematic identities. They work out of shared concerns with literary representations of this issue from different regions, nations and communities that often prove divided, and pursue questions related to textual identity, where the literary text itself is contested internally, or in its generic and historical relations. In sum, these studies actively test identity, as social or literary concept, discovering in difference the very condition of a useful, if paradoxical, sense of personal or textual coherence. What happens to us when we move between different cultures or different societies, defined in geographical or historical terms? What happens to texts and textual practices in these same circumstances? What happens to us when we are obliged to adapt to a new social order? Homi Bhabha speaks of cultural difference as calling into play what he calls cultural translation. What happens to identity, the narrative that fashions a continued sense of self, in this case? Difference, raised to alterity, demands that we accord functional and philosophical value not just to other aspects, but also to the aspect of the other. At the level of personal or textual agency, however, difference contests and threatens to subvert stable selfhood, composing a scene of conflict; yet, even so, it often proves to be instrumental to a re-charged sense of the cultural valence of the literary text-not least by virtue of its political implications. In this regard, the border-where difference materialises-has considerable presence in the contributions to this volume, prompting appreciation of not only texts that work on or travel across such borders, however haphazardly and dangerously, but also those that compose border textualities
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Contested identities : literary negotiations in time and place, edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
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926092886
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
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9781443881234
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)926092886
Label
Contested identities : literary negotiations in time and place, edited by Roger Nicholson, Claudia Marquis and Gertrud Szamosi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
926092886
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443881234
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
842072
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926092886

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