Fugitive Borders

Black Canadian Cross-Border Literature at Mid-Nineteenth Century

Fugitive Borders explores a new archive of 19th-century autobiographical writing by black authors in North America. For that purpose, Nele Sawallisch examines four different texts written by formerly enslaved men in the 1850s that emerged in or around the historical region of Canada West (now known as Ontario) and that defy the genre conventions of the classic slave narrative. Instead, these texts demonstrate originality in expressing complex, often ambivalent attitudes towards the so-called Canadian Promised Land and contribute to a form of textual community-building across national borders. In the context of emerging national discourses before Canada's Confederation in 1867, they offer alternatives to the hegemonic narrative of the white settler nation.

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19. Dezember 2018, 218 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4502-6

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Nele Sawallisch

Nele Sawallisch, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Deutschland

Autor_in(nen)
Nele Sawallisch
Buchtitel
Fugitive Borders Black Canadian Cross-Border Literature at Mid-Nineteenth Century
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
218
Ausstattung
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4502-6
DOI
10.14361/9783839445020
Warengruppe
1564
BIC-Code
DSB HBTB JFFN
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 HIS054000 SOC007000
THEMA-Code
DSB NHTB JBFH
Erscheinungsdatum
19. Dezember 2018
Auflage
1
Themen
Migration, Kulturgeschichte, Amerika, Literatur
Adressaten
Black Studies, Transnational American Studies, Literary Studies, Literary History, Border Studies
Schlagworte
Black Canada, 19th Century, Slave Narrative, Life Writing, Borders, Literary History, Literature, America, Cultural History, American Studies, Migration, Literary Studies

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