Multiculturalism and Magic Realism? Between Fiction and Reality

Multiculturalism and Magic Realism? Between Fiction and Reality

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2, 0, University of Regensburg (Anglistik), 190 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the 1970s, there has been an increasing concern with the impact of colonialism and postcolonialism on British identities and culture and the influence that the former British Empire had and still has on people in the former colonies and in Britain today. Novels like Salman Rushdie's qMidnight's Childrenq or qThe Satanic Verses, q Hanif Kureishi's qThe Buddha of Suburbia, q Meera Syal's qAnita and Me, q Timothy Mo's qSour Sweet, q Sam Selvon's qThe Lonely Londonersq and Monica Ali's qBrick Laneq along with films like qBend it like Beckhamq or TV series like qThe Kumars at No. 42q and qDa Ali G Showq exemplify this rather new phenomenon and its world-wide success. They are representative of a large group of multicultural novels and productions created during the last few decades. Although multiculturalism is not new in the media, there has been a special boom of writers of the qempire withinq during the last ten years.Together with Said, the literary critics Homi K. Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak125 belong to the most influential in this ... Baring, Ancient and Modern Imperialism (London: John Murray, 1910) 118 and 120, as quoted in Edward Said, Orientalism. ... The Free Encyclopedia, 2 Aug 2005, Wikimedia Foundation Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida, 6 Aug 2005 alt; Michel_Foucaultagt;.

Title:Multiculturalism and Magic Realism? Between Fiction and Reality
Author: Sylvia Hadjetian
Publisher:GRIN Verlag - 2008

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