Migration and Fiction

Narratives of Migration in Contemporary Canadian Literature

1. Edition, 2009
242 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-5557-9
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Anglistik/Amerikanistik
Series: Anglistische Forschungen, Volume No.: 396
Available: 22.07.2009

Keywords: Interkulturalität, kanadische literatur, Migrationsliteratur, Identität, fiktionale, Transkulturalität, Fiktionalisierung

In a globalised world, migration has become a central issue, under new auspices, especially for immigrant societies and cultures like the Canadian. Considering the importance of migration narratives in contemporary Canadian literature, the essays in this volume address questions of migration from a literary perspective. After all, it is in the form of cultural practices such as literature that the human factor in migration expresses itself. In particular, the essays investigate the multiplicity and transitory nature of migrant identities as manifested in contemporary Canadian novels and short stories. The contributions to this volume analyse, on the example of literary renderings of migration and exile, the transformation and fictionalising of intercultural experience in narrative. The focus lies on literary renderings of trans-culturation and the blurring of ethno-cultural boundaries in the wake of migration, on renderings of the experience of living and writing in exile, as it were, and of living with or in between several languages, societies and cultures.

Nora Tunkel in: Zeitschrift für Kanadastudien, Vol. 57, 30.2 (2010), 136-138

Müller Markus M. in: Anglistik, 22.2 (2011), 191ff

Suzanne Marshall in: Canadian Literature / Littérature canadienne, 214 (Autumn 2012), 129f, URL: [http://canlit.ca/reviews/canada_migration_and_exile