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EUROPE: New Voices, New Perspectives

Here we have two studies by different research centres in the world touching on the topic of Diasporic Literature.

The first one of these is a 56 page document containing the proceedings from the Contemporary Europe Research Centre Postgraduate Conference, 2005/2006, edited by Matt Killingsworth.  This publication represents a number of significant firsts. It is the first book published under the auspices of the Contemporary Europe Research Centre (CERC) at the University of Melbourne. It is also the first publication in Australia devoted entirely to postgraduates whose research is European focused. As such, this publication represents an important milestone in Australian-based research that is devoted to all issues European.

The interest to Diasporic comes from Anna Dimitriou’s (School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University) paper on page 30 of this document, titled “Diasporic Greek-Australian Writing Deconstructed: Challenging Europe with New voices, New perspectives“.

Here’s the complete Conference sumbissions.

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Diasporic Literature and Theory – Where Now?

Editor: Mark Shackleton
Date Of Publication: Nov 2008
Isbn13: 978-1-4438-0013-6
Isbn: 1-4438-0013-9
The theoretical innovations of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Stuart Hall, Paul Gilroy, James Clifford and others have in recent years vitalized postcolonial and diaspora studies, challenging ways in which we understand ‘culture’ and developing new ways of thinking beyond the confines of the nation state. The articles in this volume look at recent developments in diasporic literature and theory, alluding to the work of seminal diaspora theoreticians, but also interrogating such thinkers in the light of recent cultural production (including literature, film and visual art) as well as recent world events.

One Comment so far:

  1. Anna Dimitriou says:

    Dear Iakovos
    Thank you for the opportunity to be a contributor to your web publications.
    In looking at the article I realized that there is a major mistake which I hadn’t realized as I am not a Dr yet. At the moment I have virtually completed my thesis but have not had it examined.
    I did not pick up on the error as I was engrossed in corrections on my submissions.
    As my husband is Dr Dimitriou,
    I thought the email was being sent to him and hence did not realise the error. Please correct this misrepresentation.
    When I have published other articles I would like to send them to you if that is okay.

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