The book traces the cross-border literary pathways of Indian women's writing both within the nation and transnationally, across the USA and Britain. It investigates the ways in which the trope of woman, a central one in the imagery of the postcolonial Indian nation, is re-negotiated when mobilized across the interpretative and disciplinary boundaries of Area Studies, Comparative Literature and Gender studies. Addressing the intellectual, visual and literary work of Katherine Mayo, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Amitav Ghosh, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan, Amitava Kumar, Deepa Mehta, and Gayatri Gopinath, the book specifically engages the literary anthologies of women's writing published in the 1990s, and explores their significance both within the framework of the multicultural curricula of the US and the UK and in comparison with the multicultural anthologies emerging from the British Asian and South Asian American diasporic experience. A critical analysis of these texts, a blend of academic essays and short narratives, prompts a reflection on the complex process of reading the gendered body across the apparatuses and institutions within which it is inscribed.
|Titolo:||Engendering transnational literary configurations. South Asian women's texts in the nation and in diaspora|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||3.1 Monografia o trattato scientifico|
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