Writing at Russia s Borders

Dostoevsky, too, encouraged Russia's move to the east, writing approvingly of conquest in Central Asia in a famous passage from his Diary of a Writer: 'With our push towards Asia we will have a renewed upsurge of spirit and strength [.

Author: Katya Hokanson

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442691810

Category: Literary Criticism

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It is often assumed that cultural identity is determined in a country?s metropolitan centres. Given Russia?s long tenure as a geographically and socially diverse empire, however, there is a certain distillation of peripheral experiences and ideas that contributes just as much to theories of national culture as do urban-centred perspectives. Writing at Russia?s Border argues that Russian literature needs to be reexamined in light of the fact that many of its most important nineteenth-century texts are peripheral, not in significance but in provenance. Katya Hokanson makes the case that the fluid and ever-changing cultural and linguistic boundaries of Russia?s border regions profoundly influenced the nation?s literature, posing challenges to stereotypical or territorially based conceptions of Russia?s imperial, military, and cultural identity. A highly canonical text such as Pushkin?s Eugene Onegin (1831), which is set in European Russia, is no less dependent on the perspectives of those living at the edges of the Russian Empire than is Tolstoy?s The Cossacks (1863), which is explicitly set on Russia?s border and has become central to the Russian canon. Hokanson cites the influence of these and other ?peripheral? texts as proof that Russia?s national identity was dependent upon the experiences of people living in the border areas of an expanding empire. Produced at a cultural moment of contrast and exchange, the literature of the periphery represented a negotiation of different views of Russian identity, an ingredient that was ultimately essential even to literature produced in the major cities. Writing at Russia?s Border upends popular ideas of national cultural production and is a fascinating study of the social implications of nineteenth-century Russian literature.

Border Women

For example , Néstor García Canclini does not consult the works of writers and artists from Tijuana in order to carry out his work on " hybrid cultures ” in that city . Instead , he focuses on Guillermo GómezPeña's performances and on ...

Author: Debra A. Castillo

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816639574

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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A transnational analysis with an emphasis on gender examines the work of women writers from both sides of the border writing in Spanish, English, or a mixture of the two languages whose work questions the accepted notions of border identities.

Bordered Writers

Across contributions, the collection strives to connect all bordered writers and educators, making higher education today not only stronger but also more representative of the nation’s population. “This book is a concerted effort by a ...

Author: Isabel Baca

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438475035

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide. Bordered Writers explores how writing program administrators and faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) are transforming the teaching of writing to be more inclusive and foster Latinx student success. Like its 2007 predecessor, Teaching Writing with Latino/a Students, this collection contributes to ongoing conversations in writing studies about multicultural pedagogy and curriculum, linguistic diversity, and supporting students of color, while focusing further attention on the specific experiences and strategies of students and faculty at HSIs. Although members of Latinx communities comprise the largest underrepresented minority group in the nation, the needs and strengths of Latinx writers in college classrooms are seldom addressed. Bordered Writersthus helps to fill a critical gap, giving voice to past and present Latinx scholars, rhetoricians, and students, both in academic essays and in personal testimonios, in four pivotal areas: developmental English and bridge programs, first-year writing, professional and technical writing, and writing centers and mentored writing. Across contributions, the collection strives to connect all bordered writers and educators, making higher education today not only stronger but also more representative of the nation’s population. “This book is a concerted effort by a group of impassioned scholars who wish to contribute to a better understanding of the challenges Latinx students encounter as they embark on their college careers, especially in terms of the narrow, monolinguistic ideologies that continue to inform the teaching of writing in colleges across the country.” — Juan C. Guerra, University of Washington

Writing Journeys Across Cultural Borders

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Author: Elena V. Shabliy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781666900354

Category: Pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature

Page: 272

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This book identifies, through an interdisciplinary lens, literary works that treat the theme of the journey from multiple angles: religious, psychological, psychoanalytical, philosophical, educational, and historical.

Bridges Borders and Breaks

In contrast, those written by Mexicans north of the border take as their protagonists the border subject (Villegas ... While the border writers I study were a deeply heterogeneous group, occupying differing subject positions and writing ...

Author: William Orchard

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822981411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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This volume reassesses the field of Chicana/o literary studies in light of the rise of Latina/o studies, the recovery of a large body of early literature by Mexican Americans, and the “transnational turn” in American studies. The chapters reveal how “Chicano” defines a literary critical sensibility as well as a political one and show how this view can yield new insights about the status of Mexican Americans, the legacies of colonialism, and the ongoing prospects for social justice. Chicana/o literary representations emerge as significant examples of the local that interrogate globalization’s attempts to erase difference. They also highlight how Chicana/o literary studies’ interests in racial justice and the minority experience have produced important intersections with new disciplines while also retaining a distinctive character. The recalibration of Chicana/o literary studies in light of these shifts raises important methodological and disciplinary questions, which these chapters address as they introduce the new tools required for the study of Chicana/o literature at this critical juncture.

Crossing Borders

Writers Meet the ANC Ampie Coetzee, James A. Polley. o -- Crossing Borders Crossing Borders WRITERS MEET THE ANC editors Ampie.

Author: Ampie Coetzee


ISBN: UCAL:B3801271

Category: Afrikaans literature

Page: 207

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Across Cultures Across Borders

tics, whether because of the writer's intentions or the readers' expectations. Many writers are torn between the practical appeals of English and the value of Aboriginal languages. While most Aboriginal writers in Canada today either ...

Author: Paul Depasquale

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551117263

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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Across Cultures/Across Borders is a collection of new critical essays, interviews, and other writings by twenty-five established and emerging Canadian Aboriginal and Native American scholars and creative writers across Turtle Island. Together, these original works illustrate diverse but interconnecting knowledges and offer powerfully relevant observations on Native literature and culture.

Traversing the Democratic Borders of the Essay

Baldwin , Audre Lorde , bell hooks , and Gloria Anzaldua , frequently use an essay form that partially originated with Michel de Montaigne , a French Renaissance nobleman and writer . Why are many nontraditional writers attracted to an ...

Author: Cristina Kirklighter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791454673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Extends the borders of essay scholarship by reading Latin American and Latino/a essayists alongside European and American ones.

Borders Boundaries and Frames

ing, . . . hierarchical social order” (Hyman, 3, quoted by permission of the author). The Enlightenment writers who turned to Yiddish were caught in a conundrum, for they advanced the modernization of Jewish letters by reverting, ...

Author: Mae Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317959137

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The essays in this volume take up the challenge of working out -- or reworking -- the problematics of the borders, the boundaries and the frameworks that structure our various and multiple notions of identity -- textual, personal, collective, generic, and disciplinary. The contributors to this volume write about subjects (and are often themselves subjects) who "refuse to occupy a single territory" -- who cross geographical, cultural, national, linguistic, generic, specular and disciplinary borders. Essays by Kathryn Hellerstein, Anita Goldman, Jane Marcus and Scott Malcomson exlpore the semiotics of exile and the problem of its representation in the lives and writings of individual aritists and intellectuals. Autobiographical criticism, as represented in the essays by Nancy Miller and Sara Suleri, enlargess our conventional notions of what consitutes literature in general and criticism in particular.

Battles and Borders

When a minority writer produces literature within the context of a major or established literature, he or she has to find their 'own patois', their 'own third world', and their 'own desert'.55 This enables us to define marginal ...

Author: Petra Broomans

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789491431791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 211

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Battles and Borders. Perspectives on Cultural Transmission and Literature in Minor Language Areas is about literature on the fringes of Europe. The authors all discuss the often unique ways in which literary history and cultural transfer function in peripheral and central regions against the background of shifting national borders in the last two centuries. Special attention is paid to minority and migrant groups in Northwest Europe. The present volume aims to prompt a reconsideration of the concepts of ‘minority' and ‘migrant' cultures and literatures in the past and the present day. It also suggests a new topic for further study: the importance of cultural transfer for migrant groups (whether or not they form a diaspora) and their ability to create new words and to develop new identities. This seventh volume in the Studies on Cultural Transfer and Transmission (CTaT) series is a spinoff of the research project ‘Peripheral Autonomy? Longitudinal analysis of cultural transfer in the literary fi elds of small language communities'. This project was carried out by scholars at the University of Groningen, Ghent University and Uppsala University. It started in 2006 and concluded with the publication in 2012 of Rethinking Cultural Transfer and Transmission. Reflections and New Perspectives.

Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination

It has been with writers who participate in an Anglophone Gothic literary tradition in which Catholicism has proven essential to imagining borders around and within the American Hemisphere and, therefore, to imagining the United States ...

Author: Farrell O'Gorman

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268102203

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination, Farrell O'Gorman presents the first study of the recurrent role of Catholicism in a Gothic tradition that is essential to the literature of the United States. In this tradition, Catholicism is depicted as threatening to break down borders separating American citizens—or some representative American—from a larger world beyond. While earlier studies of Catholicism in the American literary imagination have tended to highlight the faith's historical association with Europe, O'Gorman stresses how that imagination often responds to a Catholicism associated with Latin America and the Caribbean. On a deeper level, O'Gorman demonstrates how the Gothic tradition he traces here builds on and ultimately transforms the persistent image in modern Anglophone literature of Catholicism as “a religion without a country; indeed, a religion inimical to nationhood.” O'Gorman focuses on the work of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, Herman Melville, Kate Chopin, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Cormac McCarthy, and selected contemporary writers including Toni Morrison. These authors, representing historical periods from the early republic to the present day, have distinct experiences of borders within and around their nation and hemisphere, itself an ever-emergent “America.” As O'Gorman carefully documents, they also have distinct experiences of Catholicism and distinct ways of imagining the faith, often shaped at least in part within the Church itself. In their narratives, Catholicism plays a complicated and profound role that ultimately challenges longstanding notions of American exceptionalism and individual autonomy. This analysis contributes not only to discourse regarding Gothic literature and nationalism but also to a broader ongoing dialogue regarding religion, secularism, and American literature.

On the Borders of Convention

The Madwoman in the Attic develops the notion that women writers can be understood as a group—and understood as “participat[ing] in a quite a different literary subculture from that inhabited by male writers.”13 Such separation is quite ...

Author: Aleksandra Nikčević Batrićević

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443822435

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The research presented in this book is authored by scholars coming from as distant regions as South Africa, the United States of America, Great Britain, France, Italy, Belarus, the Balkans. Needless to say that one of the good things about this international cooperation is that owing to their different socio-cultural backgrounds, these scholars have contributed to producing an extremely varied picture of ways of approaching the challenge of a changing world. The papers on literature and culture collected in this book contribute a further element of rigour into the discussion of numerous and always varying and changing borders of convention in a literary text, literary genre, and literary theory, as well as in general culture and everyday paths of life. Starting with oral cultures, over the classic literary masters, modernist and postmodernist textual and theoretical phenomena, the twentieth century flouting of numerous social and gender convention, through painting, film, dance, contemporary music, as well as graffiti, We have sought to stress that what is most noticeable from the evidence of their studies is that scholars today concern these issues through a dynamic global process and beyond any preconceived design, or any strict set of theoretical prescriptions, which would otherwise lead them to ignore the ever-shifting borders in literature and culture, as well as in global socio-cultural reality in general. The variety and complexity of these essays offer fresh views to the problem posed in the title of the book. Therefore, we trust that they will stimulate intellectual confrontation and circulation of ideas within the field of literature and cultural studies.

Wilson s Historical Traditionary and Imaginative Tales of the Borders and of Scotland with an illustrative glossary by Captain Thomas Brown With a portrait

Histoiical , Traditionary , and Imaginative TALES OF THE BORDERS , AND OF SCOTLAND . ... The writers of that inimitable work , sir , are The plan and principle on which the Border Tales have holding their last meeting here to - night .

Author: John Mackay WILSON


ISBN: BL:A0022437597



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Crossing borders and queering citizenship

Civic reading practice in contemporary American and Canadian writing Zalfa Feghali. Treaty, which is still legally binding today (as well as in the fictive universe of King's short story), included stipulations that protected Indigenous ...

Author: Zalfa Feghali

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526134479

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Can reading make us better citizens? Fusing queer theory, citizenship studies, and border studies in its exploration of seven U.S., Canadian, and Indigenous authors, poets, and performance artists, Crossing borders and queering citizenship theorises how reading can work as a empowering tool in contemporary civic struggles in the North America.

Crossing Borders Dissolving Boundaries

Fictionalizations of the lives of literary authors make up a surprisingly substantial subset of this phenomenon.3 Yet ... I am interested in how writers of this kind of fiction adapt and revise a different empirical writer's life itself ...

Author: Hein Viljoen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401209083

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Borders separate but also connect self and other, and literary texts not only enact these bordering processes, but form part of such processes. This book gestures towards a borderless world, stepping, as it were, with thousand-mile boots from south to north (even across the Atlantic), from South Africa to Scandinavia. It also shows how literary texts model and remodel borders and bordering processes in rich and meaningful local contexts. The essays assembled here analyse the crossing and negotiation of borders and boundaries in works by Nadine Gordimer, Ingrid Winterbach, Deneys Reitz, Janet Suzman, Marlene van Niekerk, A.S. Byatt, Thomas Harris, Frank A. Jenssen, Eben Venter, Antjie Krog, and others under different signs or conceptual points of attraction. These signs include a spiritual turn, eventfulness, self-understanding, ethnic and linguistic mobilization, performative chronotopes, the grotesque, the carceral, the rhetorical, and the interstitial. Contributors: Ileana Dimitriu, Heilna du Plooy, John Gouws, Anne Heith, Lida Krüger, Susan Meyer, Adéle Nel, Ellen Rees, Johan Schimanski, Tony Ullyatt, Phil van Schalkwyk, Hein Viljoen.

Experimenting on the Borders of Modernism

me is a vague and various thing that encompasses the "canonical" modernism of the movements and texts of an elite group of writers including Lawrence, Joyce, Pound, and Eliot, as well as the "marginal" modernism implied by Radford's ...

Author: Kristin Bluemel

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820318721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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As one of the first English novelists to employ "stream of consciousness" as a narrative technique, Dorothy Richardson ranks among modernism's most important experimentalists, yet her epic autobiographical novel Pilgrimage has rarely received the kind of attention given to the writings of her contemporaries James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust. Kristin Bluemel's study explores the relationship between experimental forms and oppositional politics in Pilgrimage, demonstrating how the novel challenged the literary conventions and cultural expectations of the late-Victorian and Edwardian world and linking these relationships to the novel's construction of a lesbian sexuality, its use of medicine to interrogate class structures, its feminist critique of early-twentieth-century science, and Richardson's short stories and nonfiction.

Enlightenment Borders

The first - world view - is subtle and elusive , rarely perceived by writers on a conscious level , and even when perceived it is not always clear what different this angle of vision resulting in a gestalt makes to a writer's final text ...

Author: George Sebastian Rousseau

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719035066

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 359

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Transcending the Borders of Countries Languages and Disciplines in Russian migr Culture

his conviction that writers should not focus too much on the phenomenal world – a reproach that Vladimir Nabokov encountered many times (Shrayer 1999, 165-166). And, last but not least, in Russian émigré literature there is also a ...

Author: Christoph Flamm

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523562

Category: Art

Page: 422

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The political changes at the end of the last century in the Soviet Union, and later the Russian Federation, had deep-reaching repercussions on the interpretation of Russian culture in the time of division between “Russia Abroad” and “Russia at Home”. Ever since, scholars have tried to understand and to describe the interrelationship between the two Russias. In spite of intensive research, numerous conferences and publications, there are still many discoveries to be made and a number of questions to be answered. This volume presents a selection of articles based on papers presented at an international conference on Russian émigré culture that was held at Saarland University, Germany, in 2015. The essays assembled here offer new insights into aspects of Russian émigré culture already known to scholarship, but also to explore new facets of it. As such, it is not the well-known centres and leading figures of Russian emigration that are highlighted; instead the authors give prominence to places of seemingly secondary importance such as Prague, Istanbul or India and to such lesser-known aspects as collections and collectors of Russian émigré art and the impact of cultural activities of the Russian emigration on the culture of the respective host countries.

The Aesthetics and Politics of Linguistic Borders

2013; Contemporary Finnish literature II), as an example of writers with an immigrant background living and working in ... a literary festival specializing in translated literature, to read from his book while another author recited the ...

Author: Heidi Grönstrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429536427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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This collection showcases a multivalent approach to the study of literary multilingualism, embodied in contemporary Nordic literature. While previous approaches to literary multilingualism have tended to take a textual or authorship focus, this book advocates for a theoretical perspective which reflects the multiplicity of languages in use in contemporary literature emerging from increased globalization and transnational interaction. Drawing on a multimodal range of examples from contemporary Nordic literature, these eighteen chapters illustrate the ways in which multilingualism is dynamic rather than fixed, resulting from the interactions between authors, texts, and readers as well as between literary and socio-political institutions. The book highlights the processes by which borders are formed within the production, circulation, and reception of literature and in turn, the impact of these borders on issues around cultural, linguistic, and national belonging. Introducing an innovative approach to the study of multilingualism in literature, this collection will be of particular interest to students and researchers in literary studies, cultural studies, and multilingualism.

Words Without Borders

Featuring the work of 28 writers from over 20 countries , Words Without Borders : The World Through The Eyes Of Writers transports us to the frontiers of the new literature of the twenty - first century . V C I n these pages , some of ...

Author: Alane Salierno Mason

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: UCSC:32106018886017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

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A cutting-edge compilation of literary works from around the world features an array of avant garde stories, poems, novel excerpts, essays, and other nonfiction from little-known writers representing more than fifteen countries, all introduced by such world renowned authors as Ha Jin, Wole Soyinka, Ariel Dorfman, and Jose Saramago. Original. 20,000 first printing.