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Siting the Other free pdf The emergence of contemporary Australian and English-Canadian multicultural drama undoubtedly constitutes a fascinating development in the history of international literatures written in English. These postcolonial plays offer ideal vantage points from which to observe the struggle of two comparable Commonwealth countries to accommodate the pluralism of their social fabric. As the prominent theatre scholars of this collection cogently argue, the articulation of otherness forms a central concern in the drama of these two countries. The postcolonial playwrights studied in this book interpret marginality as an expression of resistance against the legacy of Empire, often through the weapon of subversive mimicry. The organising spatial metaphor of the book suggests new readings of the other as an evolving site of contestation. This volume articulates a new form of comparative poetics, in which dramatic texts are used as reflecting mirrors, as privileged tools to explore the similarity and otherness that Australia and Canada share.

About Marc Maufort

The Editors: Marc Maufort, the editor, teaches English, American and postcolonial literature at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He is the author of Songs of American Experience: The Vision of O'Neill and Melville (Peter Lang, 1990) and the editor of Staging Difference: Cultural Pluralism in American Theatre and Drama (Peter Lang, 1995). Franca Bellarsi, the associate editor, is an assistant in English and American literature at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). She has contributed several articles on the Beat Generation writers. Her affinity for theatre partly derives from her interest in American performance poetry.

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Author : Marc Maufort
Publisher : European Interuniversity Press
Data Published : 01 February 2001
ISBN : 9052019347
EAN : 9789052019345
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 385 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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