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Transmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Literatures in English

1st Edition

Edited by Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen, José María Yebra-Pertusa

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254 pages

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Transmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Literatures in English offers a constructive dialogue on the concept of the transmodern, focusing on the works by very different contemporary authors from all over the world, such as: Chimanda Ngozi Adichie, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Barry, A. S. Byatt, Tabish Khair, David Mitchell, Alice Munroe, Harry Parker, Caryl Phillips, Richard Rodriguez, Alan Spence, Tim Winton and Kenneth White. The volume offers a thorough questioning of the concept of the transmodern, as well as an informed insight into the future formal and thematic development of literatures in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Transmodern Perspectives on Literature

Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen and José María Yebra-Pertusa

Part 1. TRANSMODERNITY: A PARADIGM SHIFT

1. The Crossroads of Transmodernity

Rosa María Rodríguez-Magda

2. Transmodernity, Capital and Queer Utopian Critique: Days Without End

David Alderson

3. Oulipian Games, Transpersonality and the Logic of Potentiality in David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten

Susana Onega

Part 2. TRANSMODERN ETHICS

4. Refracting the Transmodern: Harry Parker’s Anatomy of a Soldier

Jean-Michel Ganteau

5. From Egology to Ecology: Elements of the Transmodern in Tim Winton’s Eyrie

Bárbara Arizti

Part 3. TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES AND SPACES

6. In the Narrative Fiction of a Global Society Closed Spaces No Longer Exist

Barbara Pushmann-Nalenz

7. David Mitchell’s Slade House and the Non-Place of Transmodernism

Gerd Bayer

8. The Aftermath of Terrorism in the Transmodern City as Reflected in Tabish Khair’s How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position

Dolores Herrero

Part 4. TRANSMODERN POETICS OF THE (SPIRITUAL) SELF

9. Signs of Transmodern Relationships in Richard Rodriguez’s Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

Aitor Ibarrola

10. Geopoetics and the Poetry of Consciousness: A Transmodern Perspective

Monika Kocot

Part 5. TRANSCULTURAL FEMININITIES

11. The Intimate-Universal: Juliet/Julieta

Marc Amfreville

12. Adichie’s ‘The American Embassy’ and ‘Jumping Monkey Hill’: A Transmodern Response to Transmodernity

Violeta Duce

Part 6. CONCLUSION

13. Some Concluding Remarks

José María Yebra-Pertusa and Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen

About the Editors

Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen is Lecturer in English at the Centro Universitario de la Defensa Zaragoza in Spain.

José M. Yebra is Lecturer in English at the University of Zaragoza in Spain.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LCO000000
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004050
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT020000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature
LIT024000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General