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The postethnic literary : reading paratexts and transpositions around 2000 / Florian Sedlmeier.

Author/Creator:
Sedlmeier, Florian, author.
Publication:
Berlin, [Germany] : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (242 p.)
Series:
Buchreihe der Anglia ; Volume 48.
Buchreihe der ANGLIA/ ANGLIA Book Series, 0340-5435 ; Volume 48
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Subjects:
American literature -- Criticism, Textual.
Ethnic groups in literature.
Multiculturalism in literature.
Paratext.
Authorship.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The book explores the discursive and theoretical conditions for conceptualizing the postethnic literary. It historicizes US multicultural and postcolonial studies as institutionalized discursive formations, which constitute a paratext that regulates the reception of literary texts according to the paradigm of representativeness. Rather than following that paradigm, the study offers an alternative framework by rereading contemporary literary texts for their investment in literary form. By means of self-reflective intermedial transpositions, the writings of Sherman Alexie, Chang-rae Lee, and Jamaica Kincaid insist upon a differentiation between the representation of cultural sign systems or subject positions and the dramatization of individual gestures of authorship. As such, they form a postethnic literary constellation, further probed in the epilogue of the study focused on Dave Eggers.
Contents:
Front matter
Preface: Read, Again
Acknowledgements
Contents
Introduction: Para texts, Transpositions, and Post ethnic Literature
1. Breaching the Autobiographical Pact: Sherman Alexie and the Ethics of Reading for Form
2. Copies, Lists, and Reading Publics in Chang-rae Lee's Native Speaker
3. Exhaustion, Abstraction, and the Longing for Post ethnic Literary Presence in Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy
Coda. The How is the What: Constellations of the Post ethnic Literary This study has explored the epistemological conditions
Works Cited
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
3-11-040911-9
3-11-036848-X
OCLC:
898770082
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110368482 doi