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Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Madalina Nicolaescu, Helen Smith (Eds.)
Between History and Personal Narrative
East European Women's Stories of Migration in the New Millennium
Reihe: Contributions to Transnational Feminism
Bd. 4, 2013, 296 S., 29.90 EUR, 29.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90448-5
This book presents a broad spectrum of studies focusing on fiction, graphic narratives, photography, online forums and interviews.
The contributions engage with important aspects of women's mobility and migration in the aftermath of communism. Thus the book covers untrodden ground in Eastern European studies, feminism and transnationalism, and is a highly welcome intervention in the field of transnational feminism.
The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of fictional and non-fictional East European women's migration narratives (by Dubravka Ugresi'c, Slavenka Drakuli'c, Vesna Goldsworthy, Iva Pekárková, Ioana Baetica Morpurgo and Marina Lewycka), multimodal narratives by migrant artists (Nina Bunjevac and Svetlana Boym) and cybernarratives (blogs and personal stories posted on forums). They negotiate the concept of narrative between conventional literary forms, digital discourses and the social sciences, and bring in new perspectives on strategies of representation, trauma, dislocation, and gender roles. They also claim a place for Eastern Europe on the map of transnational feminism.
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru is an Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Bucharest.
Madalina Nicolaescu is a Professor of English at the University of Bucharest.
Helen Smith is a Lecturer in Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.