Writing Across Worlds

The geographic and literary range of Writing Across Worlds makes this collection an invaluable analysis of migration, giving voice to the hope, pain, nostalgia and triumph of lives lived in other places.

Author: John Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134846405

Category: Science

Page: 304

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International migration has long been a dominant feature of world literature from both post-industrial and developing countries. The increasing demands of the global economic system and continued political instability in many of the world's region have highlighted this shifting map of the world's peoples. Yet, political concern for the larger scale economic and social impact of migration has effectively obscured the nature of the migratory nature of the migratory experience itself, the emotions and practicalities of departure, travel, arrival and the attempt to rebuild a home. Writing Across Worlds explores an extraordinary range of migration literaturesm from letters and diaries to journalistic articles, autobiographies and fiction, in order to analyse the reality of the migrant's experience. The sheer range of writings - Irish, Friulian, Italian, Jewish and South Asian British, Gastarbeiter literature from Germany, Pied noir, French-Algerian and French West Indian writing, Carribbean novels, Slovene emigrant texts, Japanese-Canadian writing, migration in American novels, narratives from Australia, South Africa, Samoa and others - illustrate the diversity of global migratory experience and emphasise the social context of literature. The geographic and literary range of Writing Across Worlds makes this collection an invaluable analysis of migration, giving voice to the hope, pain, nostalgia and triumph of lives lived in other places.

Writing Across Worlds

From Chinua Achebe to Marina Warner, Writing Across Worlds brings together new interviews and interviews with major international writers previously featured in the pages of Wasafiri magazine, founded in 1984 and now celebrating its ...

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415345669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

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From Chinua Achebe to Marina Warner, Writing Across Worlds brings together new interviews and interviews with major international writers previously featured in the pages of Wasafiri magazine, founded in 1984 and now celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

Recasting Postcolonialism

This book analyzes works of Assia Djebar and Leila Sebbar in context of postcolonial theory and French-Algerian history, literature and visual arts.

Author: Anne Donadey

Publisher: Studies in African Literature

ISBN: UOM:39076002208010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 178

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This book analyzes works of Assia Djebar and Leila Sebbar in context of postcolonial theory and French-Algerian history, literature and visual arts.

Writing between Worlds

This book proposes that there is no better, no more complex way to access a community, a society, an era and its cultures than through literature.

Author: Ottmar Ette

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110461121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

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This book proposes that there is no better, no more complex way to access a community, a society, an era and its cultures than through literature. For millennia, literature from a wide variety of geocultural areas has gathered knowledge about life, about survival, and about living together, without either falling into discursive or disciplinary specializations or functioning as a regulatory mechanism for cultural knowledge. Literature is able to offer its readers knowledge through direct participation in the form of step-by-step intellectual and affective experiences. Through this ability, it can reach and affect audiences across great spatial and temporal distances. Literature – what different times and cultures have been able to understand as such in a broad sense – has always been characterized by its transareal and transcultural origins and effects. It is the product of many logics, and it teaches us to think polylogically rather than monologically. Literature is an experiment in living, and living in a state of experimentation. About the author Ottmar Ette has been Chair of Romance Literature at the University of Potsdam, Germany, since 1995. He is Honorary Member of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) (elected in 2014), member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (elected in 2013), and regular member of the Academia Europaea (since 2010).

Writing Around the World

An efficient and practical guide for writers who must target their work for another country and culture.

Author: Matthew McCool

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826489821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 139

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An efficient and practical guide for writers who must target their work for another country and culture.

Family Fictions and World Making

This book charts the idea of "world making" through the fraught itineraries of the Irish and the Indian family novel.

Author: Sreya Chatterjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000365597

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Family Fictions and World Making: Irish and Indian Women’s Writing in the Contemporary Era is the first book-length comparative study of family novels from Ireland and India. On the one hand, despite an early as well as late colonial experience, Ireland is often viewed exclusively within a metropolitan British and Europe-centered frame. India, on the other hand, once seen as a model of decolonization for the non-Western world, has witnessed a crisis of democracy in recent years. This book charts the idea of "world making" through the fraught itineraries of the Irish and the Indian family novel. The novels discussed in the book foreground kinship based on ideological rather than biological ties and recast the family as a nucleus of interests across national borders. The book considers the work of critically acclaimed women authors Anne Enright, Elizabeth Bowen, Mahasweta Devi, Jennifer Johnston, Kiran Desai and Molly Keane. These writers are explored as representative voices for the interwar years, the late-modern period, and the globalization era. They not only push back against the male nationalist idiom of the family but also successfully interrogate family fiction as a supposedly private genre. The broad timeframe of Family Fictions and World Making from the interwar period to the globalization era initiates a dialogue between the early and the current debates around core and periphery in postcolonial literature.

Writing in the Real World

How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question.

Author: Anne Beaufort

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807739006

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question. Offering a vital view of the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, and the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertise, Beaufort illuminates what it takes to foster the versatility writers must possess in the workplace of the twenty-first century.

Women s Writing on the First World War

Covering the years 1914-1930, the book brings together little-known writing from across the world, drawing on a wide spectrum of genres from letters and diary entries to essays, novels, and short stories.

Author: Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature Agnes Cardinal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198122802

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the Wars impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts.This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interestingcounterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social andmoral issues.

WOMEN S WORLDS The McGraw Hill Anthology of Women s Writing in English Across the Globe

To expand the choice of novels instructors wish to assign, McGraw-Hill also offers works from Library of Women's Literature at a discount.

Author: Robyn R. Warhol

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124078994

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 2021

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Women’s Worlds, a new anthology of women’s writing, makes available a broad range of women’s voices from across time, across classes, and across the globe in a slimmer, more flexible, and more affordable format. This new anthology includes selections from the 14th through the 21st centuries, from the first text by a woman published in English (Julian of Norwich’s Revelation of Divine Love) to selections by contemporary writers like Barbara Kingsolver, Alison Bechdel, and Zadie Smith. The selections are drawn from Britain and North America, but also from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Caribbean--wherever English is spoken. While classics of fiction, poetry, and drama are provided, the text also includes essays, song lyrics, letters, diary entries--even excerpts from domestic handbooks and a graphic memoir--to represent the full range of women’s voices. And Cultural Coordinates essays provide insights into customs and costumes from purdah to life before the Pill. To expand the choice of novels instructors wish to assign, McGraw-Hill also offers works from Library of Women's Literature at a discount.

Writing Across Cultures

This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers.

Author: Brill Academic Pub

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042013087

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

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This is a timely and comprehensive study combining various critical approaches to the fiction of Buchi Emecheta, one of Africa's most illustrious and contentious women writers. Feminist (Showalter, Cixous, Kristeva) and postcolonial approaches (writing back) are taken to Emecheta's texts to illuminate the personal, political and aesthetic ramifications of the production of this “born writer.” Poststructural programmes of analysis are shown to be less relevant to this writer's fiction than Marxist and Bakhtinian perspectives. Emecheta is shown to be a bridge-builder between two cultures and two worlds in narratives (both challenging and popular) characterized by ambiguity, ambivalence and double-voiced discourse, all of which evince the writer's determination to expose imaginatively the colonial heritage of centre-periphery conflicts, cultural corruption, ethnic discrimination, gender oppression, and the migrant experience in multiracial communities.

Across World Frontiers

In the years following World War II , Dr . Benes , like the other leaders of
Czechoslovakia , realized that his country was in effect in ... The Soviet
Government has recently taken steps ( I am writing in July , 1947 ) preventing
Czechoslovakia from ...

Author: Thomas William Lamont

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105080608263

Category: Bankers

Page: 278

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Between Worlds

She gives the example of Martha Demientieff , a native Alaskan teacher of
Athabaskan Indian students . Martha divides a classroom bulletin board in half .
On one side she lists words and phrases taken from student writing that represent
what ...

Author: David E. Freeman

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015031859625

Category: Second language acquisition

Page: 366

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Exploring the worlds inside and outside the school, this work looks at second language acquisition theory and examines social and cultural factors that affect the school performance of language minority students. Classroom examples put the theory into practice and promote cultural sensitivity.

A Dictionary of the English Language

( L . inter , fluo ) flow - | In - ter - măr ' riage , n . marriage between fambing
between . lies , where each takes one and gives another . In - ter ... ( L . inter ,
mundus ) between lines ; to write in alternate lines . being between worlds . In -
ter - lin ' e - ar ...

Author: Alexander Reid

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600087826

Category: English language

Page: 564

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Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing

The contributors to Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self discuss how and why they have integrated travel literature and writing into their courses.

Author: Eileen Groom

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820470864

Category: Education

Page: 182

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The contributors to Methods for Teaching Travel Literature and Writing: Exploring the World and Self discuss how and why they have integrated travel literature and writing into their courses. Subjects range from the study of travel literature granting insight into how travel authors, such as Bill Bryson and Paul Theroux, convince readers to "buy into" their worlds and reflect the readers' positions in society, to contemplating the meanings of the words "traveler" and "tourist." Other chapters examine how actual traveling can shape students' writing and vice versa, whereas still others address how the study of the genre and actually writing it promotes interdisciplinarity.

Identity and Cultural Translation

'Exile and Otherness' investigates the exile experience in a theoretical and comparative way by exploring the possibilities and limitations of concepts like diaspora, de-localization, and transit-culture for understanding the lives and ...

Author: Ana Gabriela Macedo

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039102672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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The papers collected in this volume include a selection of those presented at a conference which took place at the University of Minho, Portugal, in July 2001 held under the auspices of the project European Intertexts: a Study of Women's Writing in English as Part of a European Fabric. The contributions focus on a variety of texts issuing from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds and debate the topics of 'Identity' and 'Cultural Translation' as instances of physical and allegorical border crossings in today's world while investigating their relation to Anglophone culture. This volume is part of a project devoted to women's writing in English in a European context.

Between Worlds

Linguistic Papers in Memory of David John Prentice K. Alexander Adelaar, R. A.
Blust ... We note that Kroeger ( 1990 ) writing on Kimaragang Dusun , referred to
the maffix as voice - marker 1 whose thematic role was logical subject . 2 .

Author: K. Alexander Adelaar

Publisher: Pacific Linguistics

ISBN: UOM:39015056458436

Category: Austronesian languages

Page: 216

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A World of Islands

Connell , J. ( 1995 ) ' In Samoan Worlds : Culture , Migration , Identity and Albert
Wendt in R. King , J. Connell & P. White ( eds . ) Writing Across Worlds . Literature
and Migration , London , Routledge , pp . 263-279 . Connell , J. ( 2003a ) “ An ...

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Institute of Island Studies Press

ISBN: UVA:X030256155

Category: Island ecology

Page: 617

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Between Worlds

Sophia has to realize what is more important to her; her father's life, or the one she loves. Between Worlds: Nekkel Ace will have you turning the page after every chapter, eager to learn what will happen next.

Author: Yianna Yiannacou

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452056449

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

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On a distant planet called Caledonia, a young woman named Sophia Amaro embarks on a journey to self-discovery. Living the sheltered life with servants waiting on her hand and foot everyday just isn't enough for her. After an accident which leaves her father in critical condition, it's up to her to save his life. But to find the cure, she must visit the forbidden planet: Earth. Sophia uses the secret portal to journey to Earth. Not only is she trying to save her father's life, but she also has to figure out what she wants to do with her own along the way. Just when things couldn't get more complicated, she unexpectedly finds love. Sophia has to realize what is more important to her; her father's life, or the one she loves. Between Worlds: Nekkel Ace will have you turning the page after every chapter, eager to learn what will happen next.

Jewish American Writing and World Literature

The work examined in this study was deeply informed by an intimate connection to Yiddish, a Jewish vernacular with its own global network and institutional ambitions.

Author: Saul Noam Zaritt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192609144

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody studies Jewish American writers' relationships with the idea of world literature. Writers such as Sholem Asch, Jacob Glatstein, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Anna Margolin, Saul Bellow, and Grace Paley all responded to a demand to write beyond local Jewish and American audiences and toward the world, as a global market and as a transnational ideal. Beyond fame and global circulation, world literature holds up the promise of legibility, in which a threatened origin becomes the site for redemptive literary creativity. But this promise inevitably remains unfulfilled, as writers struggle to balance potential universal achievements with untranslatable realities, rendering impossible any complete arrival in the US and in the world. The work examined in this study was deeply informed by an intimate connection to Yiddish, a Jewish vernacular with its own global network and institutional ambitions. Jewish American Writing and World Literature tracks the attempts and failures, through translation, to find a home for Jewish vernacularity in the institution of world literature. The exploration of the translational uncertainty of Jewish American writing joins postcolonial critiques of US and world literature and challenges Eurocentric and Anglo-American paradigms of literary study. In bringing into conversation the fields of Yiddish studies, American Studies, and world literature theory, Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody proposes a new approach to the study of modern Jewish literatures and their implication within global empires of culture.

Write Like this

Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his ...

Author: Kelly Gallagher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571108968

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Recognizing the importance that modeling plays in the learning process, high school English teacher Kelly Gallagher shares how he gets his students to stand next to and pay close attention to model writers, and how doing so elevates his students' writing abilities. --from publisher description.