Identities in the Making
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- Introduction: (Mihaela Mudure)
- China Men and the American Dream: Crossing Borders in Quest for New Identities: (Sorina Maria Ailiesei)
- Neither Fish nor Bird, but Fird and Bish: Centrifugal Ethnicity in Richard Powers’ The Time of Our Singing: (Cristina Garrigós)
- Spatial Hybridity and Passing in Shakespeare’s Othello: (Monica Matei-Chesnoiu)
- The Double-Edged Sword of Passing: A Transgender Woman in Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl: (Nóra Máthé)
- Passing and Conversion in Daniel Deronda: (Mihaela Mudure)
- Performing Identity and Passing in Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist and Jackie Kay’s Trumpet: (Sofía Muñoz-Valdivieso)
- Butler’s “Akin” and the Narrative of Passing: (Aparajita Nanda)
- “Then I Went Dark and Started to Leave”: Racial Passing in Harlan Ellison’s Pennies, Off a Dead Man’s Eyes: (Florina Năstase)
- “The Oddest of All Oddities”: Slavery in Edward P. Jones’s The Known World: (Mathilde Roza)
- Economies of Passing — Identity Lessons and Tragedy: (Bent Sørensen)
- From Dangerous Rites of Passing to Staging Oneself in a Multicultural America: The Human Stain and Native Speaker: (Jelena Šesnić)
- Notes on Contributors
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DOI 10.3726/ b17424
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About the author
Mihaela Mudure has a PhD in English literature from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has taught at Romanian, Czech, and Turkish universities. Dr Mudure has promoted gender studies in Romania and is interested in the British Enlightenment, ethnic literatures in the USA, and the intersection between gender and ethnicity.
About the book
Mihaela Mudure (ed.)
This book is a collection of articles written by international scholars and dealing with passing from a textual and cultural perspective. All these explorations of a complex identity phenomenon that defies reductive dualities result in scholarly interrogations of societal arrangements. The texts under perusal belong to different historical periods and various communities. The novelty of this collection is that passing is viewed not only as a racial or gendered transformation, but also as a religious one. The book deals with passing either as a strategy that results in assimilation, melting, and merging, or as resistance and challenge against the whiteness-only-based identity politics.
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This project has been generously supported by the Technical University Liberec, Czech Republic. The editor’s sincerest thanks go to Professor Jan Picek, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education; Associate Professor Martin Plešinger, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for Research; Assistant Professor Zénó Vernyik, Ph.D., Head of the English Department; and Ilona Sovová, M.A., Academic Affairs Division of the Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education. Last but certainly not least, the editor wants to thank Professor Joe Moffett and Chris Muffett for their valuable observations and suggestions.
Table of Contents
Sorina Maria Ailiesei
China Men and the American Dream: Crossing Borders in Quest for New Identities
Neither Fish nor Bird, but Fird and Bish: Centrifugal Ethnicity in Richard Powers’ The Time of Our Singing
Spatial Hybridity and Passing in Shakespeare’s Othello
The Double-Edged Sword of Passing: A Transgender Woman in Julia Serano’s Whipping Girl
Passing and Conversion in Daniel Deronda
Performing Identity and Passing in Hari Kunzru’s The Impressionist and Jackie Kay’s Trumpet
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- 2020 (December)
- Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2020. 174 pp.