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Constructions of a Life: (Be)Longing and (Dis)Location in the Autobiographical Writings of Edward Said, Eva Hoffman, and Ihab Hassan

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Show simple item record Steira, Christine Langeland eng 2010-02-26T12:43:33Z 2010-02-26T12:43:33Z 2009-12-04 eng 2009-12-04 eng
dc.description.abstract This thesis will examine the autobiographical writings of Edward Said, Eva Hoffman and Ihab Hassan, and the main objective will be to study how their individual experiences of cultural translocation shape their narrative constructions of their lives. All three of the selected autobiographies, Said's Out of Place: A Memoir (1999), Hoffman's Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), and Hassan's Out of Egypt: Scenes and Arguments of an Autobiography (1986), are narratives of transit written from an immigrant perspective. These personal narratives are chosen not because they give voice to the classical or universal experience of entering into a new world, but because they realize and foreground many different aspects of the immigrant condition. Numerous autobiographers have investigated the nature of their home country from the perspective of forced or voluntary exile. All displacements are experienced subjevtively and individually, and these autobiographical accounts have managed to capture and describe three unique experiences of translocation, whether traumatic, dramatic or liberating. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf eng
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher The University of Bergen en
dc.rights Copyright the author. All rights reserved eng
dc.title Constructions of a Life: (Be)Longing and (Dis)Location in the Autobiographical Writings of Edward Said, Eva Hoffman, and Ihab Hassan en
dc.type Master thesis eng Master i Engelsk nob
dc.type.course ENG350 eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Språkvitenskapelige fag: 010::Engelsk språk: 020 nob
dc.rightsHolder The author eng
dc.subject.archivecode Mastergrad eng
dc.subject.nus 711124 eng
dc.type.program MAHF-ENG eng

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