Migrant literary genres

Transcultural moments and scales of transculturality

Authored by: Hans Harder

Engaging Transculturality

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138226647
eBook ISBN: 9780429430060
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Notwithstanding the critique of conventional genre theory and practice in postmodern literary criticism, genre continues to be an important feature in literary, filmic and artistic production and reception. But, perhaps as a result of this general suspicion against, and questioning of, genre, the transcultural aspects of migrant genres have so far received no systematic attention. This ought to change, this chapter argues, since the application of the notion of transculturality to genre studies yields a novel research agenda and approach to migrant genres.

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