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Involuntary Dissent: The Minority Voice of Translingual Life Writers

Besemeres, Mary


With reference to Eva Hoffman's Lost in Translation (1989) and four other texts I examine how translingual writers represent experiences of bringing what Hoffman calls 'terms from elsewhere' into dominant cultural dialogues. Alongside Hoffman's memoir I consider Bulgarian-French philosopher Tzvetan Todorov's Bilinguisme, dialogisme et schizophrenie (1985), Indian-born US writer Ginu Kamani's Code Switching (2000), Russian-born Australian journalist Irene Ulman's Playgrounds and Battlegrounds...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: L2 Journal
DOI: .5070/L27124276


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