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Displacements and Misplacements


Wojciech Kalaga and Tadeusz Rachwal

Peopled with diasporas and individuals, the space of exile persistently exists, though it cannot be circumscribed. Papers collected in the volume traverse that space in various directions, shedding some light on its manifold regions, niches, and chasms. Through raising diverse questions of ontology, subjectivity, power, otherness, domination, meaning, etc., the book aims at fulfilling its modest task of foregrounding points of orientation in the space’s topography, and perhaps of tracing out paths linking its different areas.
Contents: Emanuel Prower: Some Notes on Linguistic Alienation – Sławomir Masłoń: Representation in Exile: Becket’s Worstward Ho – Ewa Rychter: Referentiality in Exile – Wojciech H. Kalaga: Translating the Exile Self – Krzysztof Knauer: Heart of Whiteness – Marta Zając: Exiles on the Outside – Agnieszka Pantuchowicz: Luce Irigaray’s Pre-Position: Non-Oppositional Dialectics in Exile – Liliana Barakońska: Baggage Books and Women – Ken Hahlo: The Trunk: A Tale of Exiles and Families – Kevin Hagarty: Outlandishly Neither Here Nor There – Marek Wilczyński: Running Away from New Jerusalem – Leszek Drong: The Desert and the Limits of Exile – Andrzej Wicher: Adam Mickiewicz’s Use of Organic Unity – Monika Metykovà: Imaginary Homelands: Exile in Salman Rushdie – Elżbieta Rokosz-Piejko: Child in Exile: Mary Antin’s and Eva Hoffman’s Versions of Exiled Childhood.