Between History and Personal Narrative

Between History and Personal Narrative

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The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of fictional and non-fictional East European women's migration narratives (by Dubravka Ugresi'c, Slavenka Drakuli'c, Vesna Goldsworthy, Iva Pekarkova, Ioana Baetica Morpurgo and Marina Lewycka), multimodal narratives by migrant artists (Nina Bunjevac and Svetlana Boym) and cybernarratives (blogs and personal stories posted on forums). They negotiate the concept of narrative between conventional literary forms, digital discourses and the social sciences, and bring in new perspectives on strategies of representation, trauma, dislocation, and gender roles. They also claim a place for Eastern Europe on the map of transnational feminism. Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Bucharest. Madalina Nicolaescu is a Professor of English at the University of Bucharest. Helen Smith is a Lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.I am listing Roman and Tlostanova here as examples of transnational feminist scholarship on Eastern Europe to evoke a ... This dialogue between the local and the global in two concrete geo-political spaces allows for abstraction while staying close to the particularity of the two cases. This is precisely where the great contribution of the essays in this collection is to be located: at the intersection betweenanbsp;...

Title:Between History and Personal Narrative
Author:Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Madalina Nicolaescu, Helen Smith
Publisher:LIT Verlag Münster - 2013-12-01


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