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For further information, or to submit a book proposal, please visit. She has guest-edited, with Dr Tatiani Rapatzikou from the University of Thessaloniki, a special issue of the scholarly journal Gramma. Dr Varvogli has also contributed entries on the American novel for Encarta, and is working on entries on Annie Proulx and Jonathan Safran Foer for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Franklin Hata, the main character and narrator of the story, a born Korean who grew up in Japan and owns a store and a house in Bedley Run, New York, has difficulties in assimilating into the American society and achieving the American Dream since he has failed to establish a happy home and a family within the American nation. Travelling offers potentials of transatlantic dreaming and returns to the possibility of identity construction in post-traumatic situations through travelling. Stereotypical and clichéd material in the novel have a comic effect, while the clever reversals and the triumph of the local over the global reveal the watchful, perceptive gaze of the writer. Although his successful assimilation into the American society is implied by the purchase of different homes, he fails to show any emotional attachment.

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travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Also, the commercialization of Eastern culture is discussed and updates the concerns of the study. Such issues that admittedly escape the scope of the present study could be investigated elsewhere. Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. The novel offers comic representations of Minnesotans in Rome, who travel there to honor the grave of a Lake Wobegon war hero. Dr Varvogli's most recent publication is Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction.

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travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

Profile Profile I was born and raised in Greece, where I studied English and American Literature at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Africa and the limits of fiction -- Philip Caputo, Acts of faith; Dave Eggers, What is the what -- Norman Rush, Mortals; Russell Banks, The darling -- pt. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging. Varvogli draws our attention to the belief that travelling to the East is also travelling into the past, which, unavoidably, implies the superiority of the West. As blood relations are weak in the novel, home and identity remain variables that are negotiated and never fixed.

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Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. As it turns out, the American writers of the novels are not detached from the reality around them but are writing within and about it. My current work focuses on American literary responses to financial crisis, and I am also working on the police procedural and forensic thriller genres. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging. This section looks more closely at representations of domestic space within national space. I have published books, articles and book chapters on various American authors, including Paul Auster, Philip Roth, Annie Proulx, Jonathan Safran Foer and many others. Thus, she establishes an interesting connection with immigrant narratives in Part I, where Africa is portrayed as hell through the American gaze.

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Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction : Aliki Varvogli : 9780415744140

travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

Dictionary entries on the life and works of Raymond Carver and Annie Proulx, and Literary Dictionary, ed. The World That is the Book: Paul Auster's Fiction Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2001 , viii + 184 pp. Non-linear and rather fragmentary narration is preferred by the writers in order to highlight the fragmentation in the subjects as well. In the end, Lahiri rejects a conventional resolution to the immigrant novel. Yet, hostility is now detected in the American home of Deng. The novels that are studied here change their perspective and destination; now travelling to and exoticizing Europe and other parts of the world are investigated. Publications Publications Books Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction New York and London: Routledge, 2012 , 152 pp.

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Travel And Dislocation In Contemporary American Fiction, Aliki Varvogli

travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

Italy poses as a paradise for the repressed American and constitutes a subversion of the American narrative of the Promised Land. The E-mail message field is required. The use of comedy, romance, and satire enhance the sense of unconnectedness and fragmentation in the fictional world where media rule uncontrolled. Concentrating on work by Philip Caputo, Dave Eggers, Norman Rush and Russell Banks, the book proposes that American literature's engagement with Africa has shifted and needs to be approached using new methodologies. Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. Concentrating on work by Philip Caputo, Dave Eggers, Norman Rush and Russell Banks, the book proposes that American literature's engagement with Africa has shifted and needs to be approached using new methodologies.

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Travel and dislocation in contemporary American fiction (Book, 2012) [kongouji.com]

travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. As the study contributes to the widening of our understanding of contemporary American literature, Varvogli manages to foreground the lack of a general teleological approach to writing about transatlantic travelling. Thus, American imperialist policies are once again picked up, while Banks questions historical writing through the use of a highly discontinuous character and narrative voice. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging. This realization informs one of the central issues in the current study; the construction of a self and an identity is always in relation to the gaze of an important other, that is the western other and, more particularly, the American gaze in our case.

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travel and dislocation in contemporary american fiction varvogli aliki

Her articles have appeared in The Journal of American Studies, Symbiosis, Atlantic Studies, Philip Roth Studies and other journals. This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Yet, as their characters fail to come to terms with both their past and their present, a fluid sense of home as a metaphor for nation, family, and self is established. Travel and globalization -- Amy Tan, Saving fish from drowning; Garrison Keillor, Pilgrims -- Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is illuminated; Dave Eggers, You shall know our velocity -- pt. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging. Dealing with the contemporary political situation in Sudan within fictional contexts helps readers grasp the situation. As Varvogli explores the relation between a personal and a national identity, she highlights the dynamic processes involved.

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