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Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures

by Michael Gratzke (Volume editor) Margaret-Anne Hutton (Volume editor) Claire Whitehead (Volume editor)
©2013 Monographs XII, 444 Pages

Summary

Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures brings together analyses of post-2000 literary works from twelve European literatures. Sharing a common aim – that of taking the first step in identifying and analysing some of the emergent trends in contemporary European literatures – scholars from across Europe come together in this volume to address a range of issues. Topics include the post-postmodern; the effect of new media on literary production; the relationship between history, fiction and testimony; migrant writing and world literature; representation of ageing and intersexuality; life in hypermodernity; translation, both linguistic and cultural; and the institutional forces at work in the production and reception of twenty-first-century texts. Reading across the twenty chapters affords an opportunity to reconsider what is meant by both ‘European’ and ‘contemporary literature’ and to recontextualize single-discipline perspectives in a comparatist framework.

Details

Pages
XII, 444
Year
2013
ISBN (PDF)
9783035304695
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034308083
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0353-0469-5
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (June)
Keywords
emergent trends post-postmodern new media migrant writing intersexuality
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. 444 pp.

Biographical notes

Michael Gratzke (Volume editor) Margaret-Anne Hutton (Volume editor) Claire Whitehead (Volume editor)

Michael Gratzke is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of St Andrews. He has published monographs on masochism and heroism and is currently working on representations of love in the twenty-first century. Margaret-Anne Hutton is Chair of French and Director of the Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature at the University of St Andrews. She has published widely on representations of World War II and on contemporary French fiction. She is currently working on concepts of the contemporary canon. Claire Whitehead is Senior Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews. She has published a monograph and edited volume on the genre of the fantastic and is currently working on a second monograph dedicated to Russian crime fiction from the 1860s to the present day.

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