Editor: Oana-Celia Gheorghiu

ISBN: 978-1-5275-5775-8

Nr. pagini: 187

Anul apariției: 2020

Editura: Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


The world is spinning around us, and we are spinning with it. When changes occur at the geopolitical level, inevitable changes also occur in people’s identity and in the way they see and represent the world. This book looks at this world with new eyes, approaching contemporary history (and herstory) from a scholarly perspective that cancels borders. Emphasis here is laid on migration, geopolitics, global citizenship, human rights, the EU and the non-EU, and East and West, as represented in fiction and drama or translated on television. The first part of the volume deals with migration and alterations in the non-Western world, with constant references to September 11, terrorism and wars, and the Syrian refugee crisis, before the focus moves on to one of the most important migration hosts nowadays, the European Union, discussing its expansion to the East, French President Macron’s call for renewal, and, lastly, a possible beginning of the end, announced by Brexit. This volume is a mirror of the discourses of globalization, one that makes the old self-other dichotomy obsolete. We are all selves in the eye of the storm that is raving around us, bringing change with it.  

Cover artwork: International Ego, Tudor Șerban, 50-x70 cm mixed technique, 2020.
Table of contents:
Foreword  - The World Is Spinning around Us…
Oana-Celia Gheorghiu (”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania)
Heart(s) of Darkness
Chapter I 
Cosmopolitanism and Remigration in Laila Halaby’s Once in a Promised
Land and Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Joseph M. Conte (University at Buffalo, NY, USA)
Chapter II 
Dialogic Heteroglossia: Polyphonic Discourse of Migration in the Novel
Exit West (2017) by Mohsin Hamid
Qurratulaen Liaqat and Asia Mukhtar (Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan)
Chapter III 
Rewriting the World: The Healing Magic of Écriture Féminine
in Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death
Gabriela Debita ((”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania)
Chapter IV 
Confrontation of Victims and Perpetrators: The Paralogical Structure
of Robin Soans’s Talking to Terrorists
Ömer Kemal Gültekin (Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, Turkey)
To Europe or Not to Europe? That is the Question
Chapter V 
B/ordering the Mediterranean Sea: Aesthetics and Geopolitics
Silvia Ruzzi (Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany)
Chapter VI 
“We are not Poles, just Europeans, normal people!”: The Eastern
Enlargement of the European Union and Challenges for Identity
in Polish Fiction
Olga Szmidt (Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland)
Chapter VII 
Europe, Identity and Values in Macron’s Speech on “European Renewal”:
Semantics of a Changing Identity
Delia Oprea ((”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania)
Chapter VIII 
History in the Making: Literary and Filmic Snapshots of Brexit
Michaela Praisler and Oana-Celia Gheorghiu (”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania)
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