The papers within this volume articulate the challenges perceived by an individual or a country when its sense of self is confronted by the foreign, the threatening. Migration, exile, and invasion all challenge the individual or the nation to redefine itself and thereby write and rewrite the concept of personal and national identity. This interdisciplinary collection of papers, published for the first time, provide a stimulating and varied set of insights into the ongoing conversation that maps identity.
About the Author
Helen Vella Bonavita‘s research is in the fields of marginalised figures and national identity in early modern literature. She currently works at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia.
Table of Contents
Helen Vella Bonavita: PrefaceIrén Annus: Tourism, Self-Representation and National Identity in Post-Socialist HungaryAudrey Verma: Black Magic Women: On the Purported Use of Sorcery by Female Foreign Domestic Workers in SingaporeHelen Vella Bonavita: Staying True to England: Representing Patriotism in Sixteenth-Century DramaLelia Green and Anne Aly: How Australian Muslims Construct Western Fear of the Muslim OtherRon Geaves: Fatwa and Foreign Policy: New Models of Citizenship in an Emerging Age of GlobalisationOana Elena Strugaru: Choosing to Be a Stranger: Romanian Intellectuals in ExileJoshua Getz: Infinite Responsibility for the Other in Emmanuel Levinas and Anne Michaels’ Fugitive PiecesWinter Werner: The Breaking Asunder of Fanny Kemble: Trauma and the Discourse of Hygiene in Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838–1839Kevin M. DeLapp: Ancient Egypt as Europe’s ‘Intimate Stranger’Elsa Peralta: Fictions of a Creole Nation: (Re)Presenting Portugal’s Imperial Past