Emergent Literatures and the New Europe
Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe seeks to explore changing conceptions of European identity, and the possible ways in which we can speak of a «N/new Europe», in the context of a discussion of the concept of literary emergence. The volume gathers a group of both established and early career researchers, from diverse parts of Europe, US and South Africa, whose readings of literary texts explore a range of deterritorialized, hybrid, and heterogeneous identities. Tracing paths from the West of Ireland to Albania, from London to Mecca and Argentina, the essays collected here reveal a Europe that is porous and multiethnic, a Europe of the mind whose spatial co-ordinates exceed national boundaries and divisions. This volume provokes us to reassess our conceptions of the «Old» Europe, to draw from the new voices we hear in its pages a new landscape, or a palimpsestic overlaying of distinct maps. – The volume collects a selection of revised papers presented in the context of the International HERMES Seminar “Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe”, held at the University of de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in June 2009. The Seminar is an annual summer school organized by the institutions participating in the Hermes Consortium for Literary and Cultural Studies, including the Universities of Aarhus, Giessen, Helsinki, Wisconsin-Madison, Leuven and Lisbon, the University College London and OSL.
Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe. Ed. César Domínguez and Manus O’Dwyer (eds.). Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Compostela, 2014.