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dc.contributor.authorDova, Stamatia
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-30T05:53:06Z
dc.date.available2013-07-30T05:53:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.citationDova, S., 2013. Never to return: migration and old age in Venezis’s “The State of Virginia”. In M. Tsianikas, N. Maadad, G. Couvalis, and M. Palaktsoglou (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2011", Flinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 208-220.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0000000000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26867
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses Ilias Venezis’s short story “The State of Virginia” with special emphasis on the themes of migration and old age. Published in 1954, in the aftermath of WWII and the Greek Civil War, “The State of Virginia” captures the drama of an elderly woman victim of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, as she is migrating to Virginia, U.S.A. after thirty years of temporary residence in a refugee village in rural Attica. My analysis focuses on the protagonist’s reluctant migration as it emerges from the farewell scene between her and her life-long friend; their conversation on the irreversibility of their separation, the challenges facing elderly migrants, and the significance of native soil voices an insightful discourse on belonging and rootedness that transcends many socio-temporal limits.en
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dc.publisherFlinders University Department of Language Studies - Modern Greeken
dc.rightsAll rights reserved. Subject to the copyright act of 1968, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying or recording or otherwise, without the prior permission of the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectGreek researchen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.titleNever to return: migration and old age in Venezis’s “The State of Virginia”en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderFlinders University Department of Language Studies - Adelaide 2013en


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