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B/Orders Unbound

Marginality, Ethnicity and Identity in Literatures

Edited By Sule Okuroglu Ozun and Mustafa Kirca

Contemporary literature concerns itself with transgressing borders and destabilizing hierarchical orders. Border crossing to question the given limits and orthodox beliefs brings many disciplines and diverse experiences together, and the result is a myriad of ways of expressing the alternatives when the established boundaries are liberated. The volume presents fifteen essays and brings together many academics and scholars who share a common interest in transgressing borders in literatures. The book is determined to encourage border violations, and each paper tackles the issue of border crossing in different realms and territories.

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Dolors Ortega Arévalo has been a lecturer of Literature in English at the University of Barcelona since the year 2010, teaching courses devoted to Contemporary Fiction in English, Modernist and Postmodernist Literature in English, Medieval Literature, North American Contemporary Fiction, Shakespeare and Postcolonial Literatures. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Barcelona and she was awarded the European Doctorate Mention for her thesis “Deterritorialising Patriarchal Binary Oppositions: Deleuze, Woolf, Masculinities and Film Adaptation” after a year as a Visitor Doctorate Researcher under the supervision of Dr. Humm at the University of East London. Her research has focused mainly on Modernist writers, Gender Studies, Film Adaptations, Postcolonial Literature and the Philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. She has most recently been working on transnationalisms and hybridity and has published the prologue and only authorized annotated Spanish translation of F. S. Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon (2014). She is currently working on an annotated translation of Virginia Woolfs’s A Room of One’s Own. She is a member of the current consolidated research group Ratnakara with its current project “The Aesthetics of Remembering: Empathy, Identification, Mourning,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FFI2015-63739-P).

Elif Oztabak Avci is Assistant Professor at Middle East Technical University in the Department of Foreign Language Education. She completed her Ph.D. in Literary Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation is titled “‘Dirty Hands’: The Servant as a Political Figure in Contemporary Fiction.” Her most recent publications...

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