Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century

by A. Woolley

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Contemporary Asylum Narratives: Representing Refugees in the Twenty-First Century by A. Woolley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349452583
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Agnes Wooley is Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK

Table of Contents

Introduction 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

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