The migration literature as a transcultural and transnational ‘other’ literature or a ‘new world literature’.
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Migrationsliteratur als transkulturelle und transnationale „andere Literatur” oder ‘neue Weltlitera–tur‘? Der Forschungsstand
The migration literature as a transcultural and transnational ‘other’ literature or a ‘new world literature’. The current research perspective

Author(s): Anna Stolarczyk-Gembiak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature
Published by: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
Keywords: migration literature; transcultural and transnational literature; migration; location of culture; identity; hybrid

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the phenomenon of migration literature and constitutes an attempt to classify it on the basis of certain fundamental concepts (identity, migration, location of culture, hybrid). The modern migration literature is a mix of cultures and a space where something original comes into being. It is a new language, narration, character and topic that are characteristic of writers with migration experiences. Therefore, migration literature can be the subject of transcultural research. With this in mind, the article argues that transnational literature should be regarded as “new world” rather than “other” literature, the latter of which has a negative connotation and imposes a stereotypical classification of texts.

  • Issue Year: 3/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 187-201
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: German