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New Zealand women traveller writers: from exile to diaspora

Wilson, J. M. (2014) New Zealand women traveller writers: from exile to diaspora. In: Misrahi-Barak, J. and Raynaud, C. (eds.) Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 1. Diasporas and Cultures of Migrations :. Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Mediterranee. pp. 295-322.

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Abstract: The focus of this article is a group of New Zealand women traveller writers of the first half of the twentieth century who left their country of origin, and in the encounter with new worlds overseas, reconstructed themselves as deterritorialised, diasporic subjects with new understandings of home and belonging. Their work can be read as both transitional and transnational, reflecting the ambivalence of multiple cultural affiliations and reinflecting literary conventions. Such encounters and new points of reference from transiting through foreign lands inevitably catalyse new and unusual forms of diasporic writing, notable for a heightened consciousness of difference (Kalra et al 2008: 30). This article aims to identify patterns of similarity and contrast in their work, and to determine how they incorporate their varied experiences of loss and liberation into artistic reconciliations with the homeland.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethno-national diaspora, cosmopolitan, mobility, Fleur Adcock, Janet Frame, Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde
Creators: Wilson, Janet M
Editors: Misrahi-Barak, Judith and Raynaud, Claudine
Publisher: Presses Universitaires de la Mediterranee
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 295-322
Title of Book: Diasporas, Cultures of Mobilities, ‘Race’ 1. Diasporas and Cultures of Migrations :
Series Name: Horizons anglophones. Série PoCoPages
Volume: 1
Place of Publication: Montpellier
Number of Pages: 378
Language: English
ISBN: 9782367810379
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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