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Today's date is Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Asian Studies Seminar Series : ‘Not-so Anglo’: Representations of Australianness and Migrant Cultural Identities in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction Other events...
This presentation will offer an overview of my doctoral research project, which focuses on representations of migrant cultural identities in selected fictional works by second-generation Australian women writers of Asian and Middle-Eastern backgrounds.

My research focuses on an emerging field of Australian literary studies describes young migrant women’s experiences in Australia. The selected works narrate second-generation young migrant women’s cross-cultural negotiations that charter the thematic terrains of difference and belonging. As such, these literary works by Asian and Middle-Eastern Australian fiction writers have attempted to describe what it means to be an Australian in the twenty first century. Women writers in particular have concentrated on highlighting women’s representations and the specific challenges that migrant women face in contemporary Australia. Essentially, these works address the cultural challenges and different trends of cultural diversity among the second generation and the complex consequences of the process of acculturation.

This project analyzes the narrative constructions of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and multicultural life in Australia within the frame of postcolonial theory and multiculturalism. As such, this cultural and ideological study of literary works contributes to a broader understanding of how second-generation authors of Asian and Middle-Eastern heritage engage in representational politics of multicultural Australia.
Speaker(s) Mr Sirwan Abdulakrim Ali
Location Seminar room G.25, Social Sciences North
Contact Hayley Musson <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:00
End Fri, 18 Mar 2016 14:00
Submitted by Hayley Musson <[email protected]>
Last Updated Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:43
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