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Women on the Move
Body, Memory and Femininity in Present-Day Transnational Diasporic Writing





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ISBN 9780367666033
September 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
266 Pages

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Women on the Move: Body, Memory and Feminity in Present-day Transnational Diasporic Writing explores the role of women in the current globailized era as active migrants. Silvia Pellicer-Ortín and Julia Kuznetski have brought  together a collection of essays from scholars in diaspora, migration and gender studies to take a look at the female experince of migration and globalization by covering topics such as vulnerability, empowerment, trauma, identity, memory, violence and gender contruction, which will continue to shape contemporary literature and the culture at large.

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments



Notes on Contributors



Foreword



Disturbing Transitions: Critical Inner Landscapes of Migration



Jill Lewis



Introduction



The Female Body and Self in the Glocal: Plights and Opportunities for Contemporary Diasporic Women



Silvia Pellicer-Ortín and Julia Kuznetski



SECTION 1



Unbelonginess and Displacement in the Diaspora: Finding a Voice Through Narrative



1 The Travelling Bodies of African Prostitutes in the Transnational Space in Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail (2006) and Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street (2009)



Ceìdric Courtois



2 A Traumatic Romance of (Un)Belonginess: NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names



Merve Sarikaya-Şen





SECTION 2



Globality, Locality and Cosmpolitanism



3 Dancing Across Nations: The Transnational and the Glocal in Zadie Smith’s Swing Time



Beatriz Pérez Zapata



4 Taiye Selasi and the Afropolitan Daughters of the Diaspora



María Rocío Cobo-Piñero





SECTION 3



Defining Feminine Spaces: Home, Self, Identity and Food



5 "By Way of Their Fingers": Making Sense of Self and Home in Selected Short Stories by Edwidge Danticat, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



Corinne Bigot



6 In the Kitchen with Monica Ali: Flavouring Gender and Diaspora



Chiara Battisti and Sidia Fiorato





SECTION 4



Femininity, Spatiality and Liminality



7 Recalling Female Migration in Contemporary Irish Novels: An Intersectional Approach



Maria Amor Barros-del Río



8 Liminality and Affective Mobility in Anne Enright’s The Green Road



Selen Aktari-Sevgi



9 Movement, Places and Knotted History in Charlotte Mendelson’s Almost English



Julia Kuznetski



SECTION 5



Crossing Borders: Female Bodies and Identities in Transit



10 Travelling the US-Mexican Border, Challenging Chicanidad



Paul Rüsse and Maialen Antxustegi-Etxarte



11 Under the Skin of British History: Bodies in Transit in Andrea Levy’s Small Island



Carolina Sánchez-Palencia



12 Short Stories on the Move: Mapping Memory and Constructing the (Jewish) Diasporic Female Self in Michelene Wandor’s False Relations



Silvia Pellicer-Ortín





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Biography

Silvia Pellicer-Ortín is a Lecturer in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.



Julia Kuznetski is Associate Professor of British Literature and curator of Liberal Arts in Humanities programme at Tallinn University, Estonia.