Creolizing Diaspora: Home and Identity, Language and Hospitality in Arab Diasporic Literature

Marchi, Lisa (2011) Creolizing Diaspora: Home and Identity, Language and Hospitality in Arab Diasporic Literature. PhD thesis, University of Trento.

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Abstract

This research investigates the extent to which diaspora can be considered a useful term of reference for the exploration and critical interrogation of the literary works written by authors of Arab origin in Europe, Canada and the United States. The aim of this study is to develop an alternative theoretical model to analyze and critically interrogate works that have been written beyond the boundaries of a national literature and that blur the opposition "migrant" vs. "national" or "ethnic" vs. "mainstream." This study makes use of an integrated methodology and draws its theoretical tools from deconstruction, post-colonial studies, feminist theory, and Edouard Glissant's poetics of creolization. It is an interdisciplinary and multilingual work that puts in dialogue literature with philosophy and sociology and explores texts written in English, French, German, and Italian.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis (PhD)
Doctoral School:Literary, Linguistics and Philology Studies (till the a.y. 2010-11)
PhD Cycle:XXIII
Subjects:Area 10 - Scienze dell'antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche > L-FIL-LET/14 CRITICA LETTERARIA E LETTERATURE COMPARATE
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