Contemporary Asylum Narratives marks a transition from traditional modes of diasporic belonging to the need for identifications that encompass the statelessness of refugees and asylum seekers. This book explores representations of asylum seekers and refugees in twenty-first century literature, film and theatre.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
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Table of ContentsIntroduction PART I: HOSPITABLE REPRESENTATIONS 1. Narrator as Host in Graham Swift's The Light of Day 2. 'Communicable Empathy': Reading A Distant Shore Conclusion to Part I PART II: REFUGEES ON FILM 3. Screening asylum: Pawel Pawlikowski's Last Resort 4. States of Belonging in Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men Conclusion to Part II PART III: STAGING ASYLUM 5. Authenticating asylum: Kay Adshead's The Bogus Woman 6. Europe, history and myth in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Credible Witness Conclusion to Part III PART IV: ASYLUM IN A GLOBAL ERA 7. Globalisation: crisis and celebration in Chris Cleave's The Other Hand 8. Cosmopolitan representation: Kate Clanchy's Antigona and Me Conclusion to Part IV CONCLUSION: AN UNCERTAIN BELONGING