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Cultural Identity and Postmodern Writing

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Cultural Identity and Postmodern Writing seeks to ascertain the relationship obtaining between the specific form postmodernism assumes in a given culture, and the national narrative in which that culture traditionally recognizes itself. Theo D'haen provides a general introduction to the issue of "cultural identity and postmodern writing." Jos Joosten and Thomas Vaessens take a look at Dutch literature, and particular Dutch poetry, in relation to "postmodernism." Robert Haak and Andrea Kunne do the same with regard to, respectively, German and Austrian literature, while Roel Daamen turns to Scottish literature. Patricia Krus discusses postmodernism in relation to Caribbean literature, and Kristian van Haesendonck and Nanne Timmer turn their attention to Puerto Rican and Cuban literature, while Adriana Churampi deals with Peruvian literature. Finally, Markha Valenta investigates the roots of the postmodernism debate in the United States. This volume is of interest to all students and scholars of modern and contemporary literature, and to anyone interested in issues of identity as linked to matters of culture.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9789042021181  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Theo D'haen is professor of American literature at Leuven University. He has published widely on literatures in European languages, particularly on (post)modernism, (post)colonialism, and popular literature. Pieter Vermeulen is completing a PhD in English, and more specifically on the work of Geoffrey Hartmann, at Leuven University.

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