By Nele Bemong, Mirjam Truwant, Pieter Vermeulen
Re-Thinking Europe units out to enquire where of the assumption of Europe in literature and comparative literary reviews. The essays during this assortment flip to the earlier, within which Europe turned synonymous with a practice of peace and tolerance past nationwide borders, and input right into a severe discussion with the current, during which Europe has more and more develop into linked to a historical past of oppression and violence. the several essays jointly exhibit how the belief of Europe can't be idea except the strain among the local and the worldwide, among nationalism and pluralism, and will as a result be re-thought as a chance for an id past nationwide or ethnic borders. enticing modern discourses on hybrid, postcolonial, and transnational id, this quantity exhibits how literature can functionality as either an essential device to forge new identities and an influence subversive of such makes an attempt at identity-formation. Like Europe, it really is continually marked by means of the stress among integration and resistance. The ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and students of contemporary literature, comparative literature, and ecu reports, in addition to humans fascinated with cultural reminiscence and the relation among literature and cultural id.
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