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Transnational Literature, May 2015: Special feature on Philosophy and Literature
Special feature on Philosophy and Literature (Part One), Transnational Literature, Volume 7 no. 2, May 2015, in one file for ease of printing and downloading
Transnational Literature, May 2015: Articles
All articles from Transnational Literature, May 2015, in one file for ease of printing and downloading
Becoming a Global Subject: Language and the Body in Xiaolu Guo's A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
This article examines the relationship between language and the body in the construction of global subjectivity in Xiaolu Guo's novel, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers (2007), a first-person narrative about ...
Storytelling Permutations in the Performance of Life Narrative Betty Roland's Caviar for Breakfast.
Throughout her life, Australian storyteller and playwright Betty Roland (1903-1996) was haunted by the lure of travel. Roland's extensive body of work reflects experiences in Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union in the 1930s, the ...
True Nations and Half People: Rewriting Nationalism in Alasdair Gray�s Poor Things
This article seeks to explore the apparent contradictions between postmodernism and political nationalism in Alasdair Gray's novel Poor Things. While Gray himself has spoken out in favour of an independent Scottish republic, ...
'How Shall I be Saved?' The Salvation of Mrs Curren in Coetzee's Age of Iron
Previous scholarship has ignored extensive Christian references in J. M. Coetzee's Age of Iron, focusing instead on the story as an allegory for political struggle in South Africa. The thesis of this paper is that Age of ...
An Inquiry of Intentions in Kim Hye-yong's 'First Meeting': A North Korean Short Story in Korea Today (2007).
This paper examines the problem of the intentional fallacy in the North Korean short story 'First Meeting' by Kim Hye-yong. Serially published in Korea Today in 2007, the nationalist allegory centres on Shin Ch'ong-mi, a ...
Mobility and Anxious Cosmopolitanism: Jamaica Kincaid's Among Flowers
This essay focuses on a particular site of the transnational: mobility. Reading a contemporary travel narrative, Jamaica Kincaid's Among Flowers, it maps the articulation of a certain 'anxious cosmopolitanism'. Two intertwined ...
Cosmopolitanism and Subversion of 'Home' in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore
The novels of Caryl Phillips have most commonly been approached from post-colonial theoretical perspectives, a trend which appears entirely appropriate given their recurrent themes of immigration, ethnic discrimination and ...