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Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures

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Readings in Twenty-First-Century European Literatures brings together analyses of post-2000 literary works from twelve European literatures. Sharing a common aim – that of taking the first step in identifying and analysing some of the emergent trends in contemporary European literatures – scholars from across Europe come together in this volume to address a range of issues. Topics include the post-postmodern; the effect of new media on literary production; the relationship between history, fiction and testimony; migrant writing and world literature; representation of ageing and intersexuality; life in hypermodernity; translation, both linguistic and cultural; and the institutional forces at work in the production and reception of twenty-first-century texts. Reading across the twenty chapters affords an opportunity to reconsider what is meant by both ‘European’ and ‘contemporary literature’ and to recontextualize single-discipline perspectives in a comparatist framework


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages456
ISBN (Print)978-3-0343-0808-3
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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