Immigrant and Ethnic-Minority Writers since 1945

Fourteen National Contexts in Europe and Beyond


This study analyses how immigrant and ethnic-minority writers have challenged the understanding of certain national literatures and have markedly changed these. In other national contexts, ideologies and institutions have contained the challenge these writers pose to national literatures. Case studies of the emergence and recognition of immigrant and ethnic-minority writing come from fourteen national contexts. These include classical immigration countries, such as Canada and the United States, countries where immigration became an issue after World War II, such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany, as well as countries rarely discussed in this context, such as Brazil and Japan. Finally, this study uses these individual analyses to discuss this writing as an international phenomenon.

Sandra R.G. Almeida, Maria Zilda F. Cury, Sarah De Mul, Sneja Gunew, Dave Gunning, Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Martina Kamm, Liesbeth Minnaard, Maria Oikonomou, Wenche Ommundsen, Marie Orton, Laura Reeck, Daniel Rothenbühler, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Wiebke Sievers, Bettina Spoerri, Christl Verduyn, Sandra Vlasta.

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Biographical Note
Wiebke Sievers, Ph.D. (2003), University of Warwick, is senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She has published widely on migration and culture in various contexts. Most recently she co-edited a special issue of the journal Crossings.

Sandra Vlasta, Dr. (2008), University of Vienna, is currently a Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Fellow at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. She is the author of Contemporary Migration Literature in German and English (Brill | Rodopi, 2016) and has also published on multilingualism and travel writing.
Literary scholars interested in immigrant and ethnic-minority writing. Furthermore, this volume is an ideal starting point for students and researchers entering this field of study.

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