Literature with A White Helmet: The Textual-Corporeality of Being, Becoming, and Representing Refugees, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Literature with A White Helmet

The Textual-Corporeality of Being, Becoming, and Representing Refugees, 1st Edition

By Lava Asaad


168 pages

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Hardback: 9780367273590
pub: 2019-12-12
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Literature with A White Helmet explores issues of refugee writers, contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction on the refugee’s body and experience, the biopolitics of refugees, and disputes over the ethicality of representing refugees by writers and human rights activists. The book relies on a broad selection of texts by authors who, in one way or another, have experienced displacement, witnessed it, imagined it, or co-written about it.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is a Refugee? Chapter 1. Does the Theory Hold? Re-examining Mobility Studies and the Status of the Postmodern Refugee Chapter 2. Nomadic Writers: The Refugee as Writer, Texts as Refugees Samar Yazbek, Sa'dallah Wannous, Nihad Sirees, Khalid Khalifa, and Mustafa Khalifa (A Case Study) Chapter 3. Clandestine Bodies in Transit: Refugee’s Pipe Dreams Chapter 4. Muted Bodies, Obstructed Routes: Ghassan Kanafani, Hassan Blasim, Pietro Bartolo Chapter 5. Can the Refugee Speak? : Voices by Proxy: Storytelling and Surrogate Agencies Conclusion Bibliography

About the Author

Lava Asaad received her PhD from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Auburn University.

About the Series

Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to literary studies, it engages with topics such as philosophy, science, race, gender, film, music, and ecology. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration