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Shifting Twenty-First-Century Discourses, Borders and Identities

Editor(s): Oana-Celia Gheorghiu

Book Description

The world is spinning around us and we are spinning with it. When changes occur at the geopolitical level, inevitable changes also occur in people’s identity and in the way they see and represent the world. This book looks at this world with new eyes, approaching contemporary history (and herstory) from a scholarly perspective that cancels borders. Emphasis here is laid on migration, geopolitics, global citizenship, human rights, the EU and the non-EU, and East and West, as represented in fiction and drama or translated on television. The first part of the volume deals with migration and alterations in the non-Western world, with constant references to September 11, terrorism and wars, and the Syrian refugee crisis, before the focus moves on to one of the most important migration hosts nowadays, the European Union, discussing its expansion to the East, French President Macron’s call for renewal, and, lastly, a possible beginning of the end, announced by Brexit. This volume is a mirror of the discourses of globalization, one that makes the old self-other dichotomy obsolete. We are all selves in the eye of the storm that is raving around us, bringing change with it.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5775-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5775-8
Date of Publication: 44136
Pages / Size: 187 / A5
Price: £58.99


Oana-Celia Gheorghiu is a Senior Lecturer at “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania, and a literary translator and member of the Romanian Writers’ Union. Her research concerns contemporary literature and its relation to reality, from a political and historical perspective. She is the author of British and American Representations of 9/11. Literature, Politics and the Media (2018), From 19th-Century Femininity in Literature to 20th-Century Feminism on Film. Discourse Translation and Adaptation (2015) and William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Film: From Interpretation to Revision (2015). She holds an MA in Translation Studies and a PhD in English and American Literature.