Writing Across Worlds

1 The result is a plethora of academic writing on the origins, entrenchment and reluctant transformation of the modern world's most enduring, organised and rapacious system of international labour movement.2 Gold also has a special kind ...

Author: John Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134846405

Category: Science

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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

The great challenge is how that is to be incorporated in what you conceive to be your specific and special ... In such a world , the role of the writer in writing across worlds , of asking questions and creating affinities across often ...

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415345669

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.

Writing between Worlds

We live at a time in history when massive waves of migrants from the war-torn Syria and other war-devastated Middle Eastern and African regions are flooding Europe, changing the world as we known it. Reflecting on what these impending ...

Author: Ottmar Ette

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110462876

Category: Literary Criticism

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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 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: De Gruyter Mouton

ISBN: 3110578689

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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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).

A History of Women s Writing in Germany Austria and Switzerland

Fremd in der Schweiz : Texte von Ausländern , Muri bei Bern : Francke / Cosmos , 1987 Ney , Norbert ( ed . ) , Sie haben mich zu einem Ausländer ... Writing across Worlds : Literature and Migration , London : Routledge , 1995 , pp .

Author: Jo Catling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521656281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

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An introduction to, and overview of, women's writing in German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures

... 286n43 A World View of Race (Bunche), 245 Wounds of Passion (hooks), 237 Writers at Work (Flower), 110 “Writing across the Curriculum” (Kinneavy), 106 Writing across the Disciplines (Young and Fulwiler), 115 Writing across Worlds ...

Author: David G. Nicholls

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603292399

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The third edition of the MLA's widely used Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures features sixteen new essays by leading scholars. Designed to highlight relations among languages and forms of discourse, the volume is organized into three sections. "Understanding Language" provides an overview of the field of linguistics, with special attention to language acquisition and the social life of languages. "Forming Texts" offers tools for understanding how speakers and writers shape language; it examines scholarship in the distinct but interrelated fields of rhetoric, composition, and poetics. "Reading Literature and Culture" continues the work of the first two sections by introducing major areas of critical study. The nine essays in this section cover textual and historical scholarship; interpretation; comparative, cultural, and translation studies; and the interdisciplinary topics of gender, sexuality, race, and migrations (among others). As in previous volumes, an epilogue examines the role of the scholar in contemporary society. Each essay discusses the significance, underlying assumptions, and limits of an important field of inquiry; traces the historical development of its subject; introduces key terms; outlines modes of research now being pursued; postulates future developments; and provides a list of suggestions for further reading. This book will interest any member of the academic community seeking a review of recent scholarship, while it provides an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students of modern languages and literatures.

Professional Writing in Context

Lessons From Teaching and Consulting in Worlds of Work John Frederick Reynolds, Carolyn B. Matalene, Joyce Neff Magnotto, Donald C. Samson, Jr., Lynn Veach Sadler. Situating the Course. Evaluators want to succeed in the culture where ...

Author: John Frederick Reynolds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136688881

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume explores adult work-world writing issues from the perspectives of five seasoned professionals who have logged hundreds of hours working with adults on complicated written communication problems. It examines the gap between school-world instructional practices and real-world problems and situations. After describing the five major economic sectors which are writing intensive, the text suggests curricular reforms which might better prepare college-educated writers for these worlds. Because the volume is based on the extensive work-world experiences of the authors, it offers numerous examples of real-world writing problems and strategies which illustrate concretely what goes wrong and what needs to be done about it.

Assessing EFL Writing in the 21st Century Arab World

Education in the Middle East and North Africa: The current situation and future challenges. International Education Journal, 5(2), 144–153. Al-Ajmi, M. H. (2007). Teaching and learning Arabic writing to fourth grade students in the ...

Author: Abdelhamid Ahmed

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319641041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

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This book empirically explores assessment of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) writing in different Arab world contexts at the university level, which often presents a challenge for teachers and students alike. Analysing a number of different practices throughout the chapters including peer assessment, self-assessment, e-rubrics and writing coherence, the authors highlight different issues and challenges that affect the assessment of EFL writing in the Arab world, and provide valuable insights into how it can be improved. This book is sure to become an important practical resource for practitioners, researchers, professors and graduate students working on EFL writing in this region.

Mapping World Literature

The writing of migrants is an understudied but increasingly interesting topic in the history of literature, particularly with regard to the effects it has had on modernist and ... as is documented in Writing Across Worlds (King, 1995).

Author: Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441156488

Category: Literary Criticism

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Mapping World Literature explores the study of literature and literary history in light of global changes, looking at what defines world literature in the 21st century. Surveying ideas of literature from Goethe to the present, Thomsen devises a compelling concept of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of critical positions, identifies the limits of comparative and post-colonial approaches and examines two specific cases: literature written by migrant writers and the literature of genocide, war and disaster. Mapping World Literature captures new ways of understanding the patterns and trends that emerge in literature, opening up and inspiring research to map patterns in the field.

Metaphor in Language and Culture across World Englishes

Meutem Kamtchueng, L. M. (2016), 'Explicating the Semantics of Metaphors in the Language of Corruption in Cameroon', in J. Schmied and D. Nkemleke (eds), Academic Writing Across Disciplines in Africa: From Students to Experts, ...

Author: Marcus Callies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350157552

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book advances and broadens the scope of research on conceptual metaphor at the nexus of language and culture by exploring metaphor and figurative language as a characteristic of the many Englishes that have developed in a wide range of geographic, socio-historical and cultural settings around the world. In line with the interdisciplinary breadth of this endeavour, the contributions are grounded in Cognitive (Socio)Linguistics, Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and Cultural Linguistics. Drawing on different research methodologies, including corpus linguistics, elicitation techniques, and interviews, chapters analyse a variety of naturalistic data and text types, such as online language, narratives, political speeches and literary works. Examining both the cultural conceptualisations underlying the use of figurative language and the linguistic-cultural specificity of metaphor and its variation, the studies are presented in contexts of both language contact and second language usage. Adding to the debate on the interplay of universal and culture-specific grounding of conceptual metaphor, Metaphor in Language and Culture across World Englishes advances research in a previously neglected sphere of study in the field of World Englishes.

Dialogue on Writing

Rethinking Esl, Basic Writing, and First-year Composition Geraldine DeLuca, Len Fox, Mark -Ameen Johnson, ... She has recently completed a book manuscript titled Writing Between Worlds:The Politicsof Postsecondary Remediation.

Author: Geraldine DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135647513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Designed for courses on theories and methods of teaching college writing, this text is distinguished by its emphasis on giving teachers a foundation of knowledge for teaching writing to a diverse student body. As such, it is equally relevant for teacher training in basic writing, ESL, and first year composition, the premise being that in most colleges and universities today teachers of each of these types of courses encounter similar student populations and teaching challenges. Many instructors compile packets of articles for this course because they cannot find an appropriate collection in one volume. This text fills that gap. It includes in one volume: *the latest thinking about teaching and tutoring basic writing, ESL, and first year composition students; *seminal articles, carefully selected to be accessible to those new to the field, by classic authors in the field of composition and ESL, as well as a number of new voices; *attention to both theory and practice, but with an emphasis on practice; and *articles about non-traditional students, multiculturalism, and writing across the disciplines. The text includes suggestions for pedagogy and invitations for exploration to engage readers in reflection and in applications to their own teaching practice.

London Irish Fictions

See Bernard Canavan, 'Story-tellers and Writers: Irish Identity in Emigrant Labourers' Autobiographies, 1870—1970', ... 384, Russell King, 'Preface', in Russell King,_]ohn Connell and Paul White (eds), Writing across Worlds: Literature ...

Author: Tony Murray

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846318313

Category: Literary Criticism

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Examines the specific role that the metropolis plays in literary portrayals of Irish migrant experience as an arena for the performance of Irishness, as a catalyst in the transformations of Irishness and as an intrinsic component of second generation Irish identities.

Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945

Writing across Worlds : Literature and Migration . London and New York : Routledge , 1995 . Krell , David Farrell , and Donald L. Bates . The Good European : Nietzsche's Work Sites in Word and Image . Chicago : University of Chicago ...

Author: Valeria Tocco

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313306877

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This reference includes alphabetically arranged entries for more than 100 world writers from antiquity to 1945, who were significantly influenced by cultures other than their own. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a brief biography, a discussion of multicultural themes and contexts, a summary of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The entries focus on the socio-historical circumstances that led to the author's exile, emigration, religious conversion, education, and travel or residence in a foreign country.

Transnational Itineraries in Indian Accounts of Uprooting by Women Writers

Environment and Planning A, vol. 38, 2010, pp. 939-958, doi:10.1068/a37428. Accesed 20 May 2014. White, Paul. “Geography, Literature and Migration.” Writing Across Worlds Literature and Migration. Eds. King Russell, John Connell ...

Author: Adriana Elena Stoican

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643910165

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The book offers a sharp analysis of the relationship between transnationalism and patterns of identity negotiation in contemporary fiction of migration. Through an in-depth reading of exemplary works by Anita Desai, Kiran Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri, the book examines the multifarious implications of translocation, de-territorialization and return migration upon displaced individuals. The critical force of the book lies in its comprehensive presentation of transnational processes that recommends it as a rich contribution to the archive of works on transnational migration and the diasporic experience in a global context.

Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

Moore, Gerald, The Chosen Tongue: English Writing in the Tropical World (Harlow: Longman, 1969). Moore-Gilbert, Bart, Postcolonial Theory: Contexts, Practices, Politics (Verso, 1997). This careful outline of the institutional and ...

Author: Elleke Boehmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199253715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 351

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Offers an introduction to the growth area of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. This book combines a contextualising narrative situating key developments in imperial and postcolonial history, with theoretical readings of key texts that illuminate important concepts and definitions, including 'writing back' and 'mimicry'.

India in Britain

She currently leads an AHRC research network on 'Women's Autobiography in Islamic Societies' (http://www.waiis.org). ... Asian Diaspora in Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002); and Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk (2004).

Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230392717

Category: Fiction

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India in Britain traces the often hidden lines of Indian-British connection which took place on British soil during the period 1858-1950. Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and the British presence in India, this book exposes a differently- contoured landscape, drawing attention to the significance of the many networks and connections that South Asians themselves established on British soil. Interdisciplinary in ethos, it stretches across ten decades, from the high point of empire to the better known period of migration following World War Two. Presenting readings of cultural history drawn from little-known archival material and interrogating contemporary readings of diaspora and migration in the light of this new material, it points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this rich field of study. The contents of the book which cover topics ranging from literature, to the visual arts, history and politics, will be illuminating to those interested in the long history of the South Asian presence in Britain and its relevance to today's culturally diverse present. The perspectives of the different essays, written by several internationally distinguished scholars provide a depth and range of interdisciplinary approaches.

Studies in Women Writers in English

The above analysis of the novel reveals that Lahiri in this novel “ brings alive the multiple selves constructed so painstakingly to make sense of the unknown world that is as much a land of opportunities as it is of conflict and ...

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126904852

Category: English literature

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During The Last Few Centuries Women Writers Have Considerably Widened And Deepened The Areas Of Human Experience With Their Sharp, Feminine Perception Of Life Successfully Transmuted Into Verbal Artifact. The World Body Of Literature In English Would Have Been Much Poorer Today But For The Contribution Of Women Writers. The New Series Studies In Women Writers In English Is A Grateful Acknowledgment Of That Contribution And Public Recognition Of Their Voice.The Twenty-Three Essays Included In This Fourth Volume Of The Series Cover A Wide Spectrum Of Women Writers Across Space And Time. The Women Writers Discussed In This Volume Include Five From Britain: Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Doris Lessing, And Of Course Virginia Woolf, The Twentieth Century Stalwart Of British Novel, Who Has Left Her Indelible Mark On The Art Of Fiction As Well As On Women Writers And Feminist Thinkers Of The Subsequent Decades. We Also Get A Glimpse Of The Entire Corpus Of Writers Engaged With The Feminist Theatre Of America Today, In Addition To Two African-American Talents, I.E. Toni Morrison, The Nobel Laureate For Literature In 1993, And Alice Walker, The Eminent Black American Woman Writer, And A Host Of Contemporary Indian Writers, Particularly With Reference To Their Recent Work, Including Shashi Deshpande, Anita Desai, Shobhaa De, Manju Kapur, Nayantara Sahgal, As Well As Two Émigré Indian Writers Bharati Mukherjee And Jhumpa Lahiri.Since Most Of The Authors Discussed In These Articles Are Prescribed In The English Syllabus In The Universities Of India, Both The Teachers And The Students Will Find Them Extremely Useful, And The General Readers Who Are Interested In Literature In English And/Or Women Writers Will Also Find Them Intellectually Stimulating.

Cultural Identity in Transition

Migrant Writing in the German Federal Republic . In R. King , J. Connell , P. White ed .: Writing Across Worlds . Literature and Migration . London and New York : Routledge . Grass , G. 1992 : Unkenrufe . Göttingen : Steidl Verlag .

Author: Jari Kupiainen

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126903740

Category: Ethnicity

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Cultural Identity In Transition Analyses The Challenges That Globalisation And Modernisation Have Brought To Cultural Identity In Recent Years. This Collection Of Articles Highlights Some Of The Central Theoretical Ideas And Models Currently Used In The Analysis Of Cultural Identity In The Social And Cultural Sciences.While The Book S Main Regional Focus Is On Northern Europe, This Is Complemented By Several Case Studies Addressing Issues Of Cultural Identity In Indigenous And Ethnic Communities, In Literary And Artistic Expression, And In Terms Of National Politics Around The World.The Book Discusses In Detail The Questions Like : What Is At Stake In The Global Culture Industry In Terms Of Cultural Identity? How Do The Internet And Information Technology In General Empower Local Communities? What Kinds Of Political Struggles And Conflicts Can Be Associated With The Processes Of Cultural Identity? Cultural Identities Are In Transition, But In What Direction Are They Moving?Cultural Identity In Transition Will Be Essential Reading For University Students And Researchers In Sociology, Anthropology, And Cultural And Literary Studies.

Kazuo Ishiguro in a Global Context

Kazuo Ishiguro: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Ed. Matthews and Groes. London: Continuum, 2009. 1–8. Print. Nasta, Susheila. Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk. London: Routledge, 2004. E-book. 8 December 2011.

Author: Cynthia F. Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317109426

Category: Literary Criticism

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Bringing together an international group of scholars, this collection offers a fresh assessment of Kazuo Ishiguro’s evolving significance as a contemporary world author. The contributors take on a range of the aesthetic and philosophical themes that characterize Ishiguro’s work, including his exploration of the self, family, and community; his narrative constructions of time and space; and his assessments of the continuous and discontinuous forces of history, art, human psychology, and cultural formations. Significantly, the volume attends to Ishiguro’s own self-identification as an international writer who has at times expressed his uneasiness with being grouped together with British novelists of his generation. Taken together, these rich considerations of Ishiguro’s work attest to his stature as a writer who continues to fascinate cultural and textual critics from around the world.

The ISLE Reader

Prairie Women : Images in American and Canadian Fiction . New Haven : Yale UP , 1986 . Frye , Northrop . The Bush Garden : Essays on the Canadian Imagination . ... Writing across Worlds : Literature and Migration .

Author: Michael P. Branch

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820325163

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume gathers nineteen of the most representative and defining essays from the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment over the course of its first ten years. Following an introduction that traces the stages of ecocriticism's development, The ISLE Reader is organized into three sections, each of which reflects one of the general goals the journal has sought to accomplish. The section titled "Re-evaluations" provides new readings of familiar environmental writers and new environmental perspectives on authors or literary traditions not usually considered from a green perspective. The writings in "Reaching Out to Other Disciplines" promote cross-pollination among various disciplines and methodologies in the environmental arts and humanities. The writings in the final section, "New Theoretical and Practical Paradigms," are especially significant for the conceptual and methodological terrain they map. The ISLE Reader documents the state of research in ecocriticism and related interdisciplinary fields, provides a survey of the field, and points to new methodologies and possibilities for the future.