'Justabit fascist': Dubravka Ugrešić, cosmopolitanism and the post-Yugoslav condition

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Abstract

Postmodern Literature and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Grey, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing. Positions contemporary literary aesthetics in relation to important social and political issues Draws on both postmodern and postcolonial critical practices Approaches postmodern literature in relation to contested concepts of racial identity
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostmodern literature and race
EditorsLen Platt, Sara Upstone
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages145-159
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781107042483
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015

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