This panel invites papers that explore the ways in which contemporary immigrant writers in Québec redraw the boundaries of Québécoise literature. Which literary-critical paradigms (national, regional, or global) are apposite when reading authors like Régine Robin, Dany Laferrière, Sergio Kokis, and Ying Chen, among others, who straddle multiple cultures and languages? For example, are they "national," "Québecois," "immigrant," or "world" writers? By employing tropes of hybridity and multiculturalism, are they complicit with a global literary market that fetishizes hyphenated writers, or do they contest the market's commodification of their literary identities? The panel aims to engage with recent theorizations of national and world literature, of cosmopolitanism and the global literary market.
Please submit 300-word abstracts & short bios to Oana Sabo (email@example.com) by September 30, 2009.
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