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Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility
     

Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility

by Arianna Dagnino
 

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In Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility, Arianna Dagnino analyzes a new type of literature emerging from artists' increased movement and cultural flows spawned by globalization. This "transcultural" literature is produced by authors who write across cultural and national boundaries. Dagnino's book contains a creative rendition of

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In Transcultural Writers and Novels in the Age of Global Mobility, Arianna Dagnino analyzes a new type of literature emerging from artists' increased movement and cultural flows spawned by globalization. This "transcultural" literature is produced by authors who write across cultural and national boundaries. Dagnino's book contains a creative rendition of interviews conducted with five internationally renowned writers-Inez Baranay, Brian Castro, Alberto Manguel, Tim Parks, and Ilija Trojanow-and a critical exegesis reflecting on thematic critical, and stylistic aspects. By studying the selected authors' corpus of work, life experiences, and cultural orientations, Dagnino explores the implicit, often subconscious process of cultural and imaginative metamorphosis that leads transcultural writers and their fictionalized characters beyond ethnic national, racial, or religious loci of identity and identity formation. "The work is a significant contribution to scholorship, for it increases our theoretical awareness of today's literary developments, providing us with critical tools that enable us to approach literary texts with an innovative perspective."-Maurizio Ascari, Universita di Bologna.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557537065
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2015
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Arianna Dagnino conducts research on transcultural practices at the University of British Columbia. Her interests in scholarship include the arts and literatures of global mobility, cultural flows, and neonomadism. In addition to numerous articles in English and Italian, Dagnino's book publications include the novel Fossili (2010), inspired by her four years spent in South Africa, and several boks on the impact of sociotecno globalization, including I nuovi nomadi (1996), Uoma (2000). and Jesus Christ Cyberstar (2008).

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