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Mapping of exile in works of post-Yugoslav authors


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Kosmos, Iva. (2015). Mapping of exile in works of post-Yugoslav authors. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Comparative Literature.
(Doktorski studij književnosti, izvedbenih umjetnosti, filma i kulture) [mentor Duda, Dean].

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I carried out three case studies on three representative authors that present different possibilities of writing in (and about) exile and immigration. Aleksandar Hemon, Dubravka Ugrešić and David Albahari. These writers are marked by a similar historical context: the common experience of living in socialist Yugoslavia, ethnic war, political instability and the dissolution of a country, and a departure from a homeland to Western countries with developed political democracies and capitalist economic systems. In spite of noted similarities each made different literary and career choices. Their writing styles are different, as well as their publics and the topics they tackle, including drastically different treatments of “typical” immigrant topics such as language, home, and rootedness. My main thesis is that differences in their literary works as well as in their public functions are not to be understood outside of the literary field in which they function.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aleksandar Hemon, Dubravka Ugrešić, David Albahari, literary field, post-Yugoslav literary field, international literary field, american literary field, egzile, immigration, emmigration, immigrant, refugee, dissident, cultural broker, national writer, positioning, symbolic capital
Subjects: Comparative literature
Departments: Department of Comparative Literature
Supervisor: Duda, Dean
Additional Information: Doktorski studij književnosti, izvedbenih umjetnosti, filma i kulture
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 12:03
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2015 12:03

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