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Culture and Identity in Belgian Francophone Writing

Dialogue, Diversity and Displacement


Susan Bainbrigge

Contents: Francophone Belgian writing: from Neel Doff to Amélie Nothomb (a literary and cultural analysis of selected writings by Neel Doff, Suzanne Lilar, Dominique Rolin, Jacqueline Harpman, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Jean Muno, Nicole Malinconi, and Amélie Nothomb) – Identity and alterity: intertextuality and its relationship to canon formation – Depictions of the themes of marginality and belonging, exile and alienation – Belgium and beyond – Experimental writing practices: autobiography and autofictions – Genre innovations – The place of Belgian francophone writing in francophone (and other) frameworks.