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Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland

Authors: Zamorano Llena, Carmen

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  • Questions existing definitions of migration literature which generally focus on the work of authors with migrant backgroundSubverts traditional approaches to British and Irish literature
  • Argues for the need to incorporate migration as inherent to definitions of national literature
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This book examines how the transcultural and transnational migration of people, texts, and ideas has transformed the paradigm of national literature, with Britain and Ireland as case studies. The study questions definitions of migration and migrant literature that focus solely on the work of authors with migrant backgrounds, and suggests that migration is not extraneous but intrinsic to contemporary understandings of national literature in a global context. The fictional work of authors such as Caryl Phillips, Colum McCann, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Rose Tremain, Elif Shafak, and Evelyn Conlon is analysed from a variety of perspectives, including transculturality, cosmopolitanism, and Afropolitanism, so as to emphasise how their work fosters an understanding of national literature, as well as of individual and collective identities, based on transborder interconnectivity. 

About the authors

Carmen Zamorano Llena is Associate Professor of English at Dalarna University, Sweden. She was previously Lecturer in English at University of Lleida, Spain. She is Series Co-editor of the Culture Identity Studies series with Peter Lang and Literary Editor of Nordic Irish Studies. Her co-edited collections include Redefinitions of Irish Identity: A Postnationalist Approach (2010), Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature (2013) and Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland: Studies in Literature and Culture (2015).

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​“A well-conceived, articulate, and persuasive book. This welcome intervention into current critical thinking about literatures of migration and theories of migrant identities advances scholarship on the subject in an engaging and accessible manner.”—Dr. Tony Murray, London Metropolitan University, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Migration, Mobility and the Redefinition of National Literatures in a Global Context

    Pages 1-31

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  • A Cosmopolitan Revision of the Postcolonial “Home” in Caryl Phillips’s A Distant Shore and Foreigners

    Pages 33-60

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  • From Exilic to Mobile Identities: Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin and the Cosmopolitanisation of Irish Reality

    Pages 61-83

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  • “Memories of Lost Things”: Narratives of Afropolitan Identity in Abdulrazak Gurnah’s By the Sea and Gravel Heart

    Pages 85-105

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  • Against the Fear of Complexity: Ethical and Aesthetic Engagement with De-racialising the Muslim Migrant in Elif Shafak’s Honour

    Pages 107-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fictions of Migration in Contemporary Britain and Ireland
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-41053-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-41053-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-41052-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 211
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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