Migrancy and Multilingualism in World Literature

ab 24,90 

K. Alfons Knauth, Ping-hui Liao (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-90704-2
Band-Nr. 3
Jahr 2016
Seiten 264
Bindung broschiert
Reihe poethik polyglott

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This volume, the third in a series of four on the general
issue of Multilingualism in World Literature, is focused
upon the relationship between Migrancy and Multilingualism,
including its aquatic, terrestrian and globalizing imagery
and ideology. The cover picture Wandering Tongues,
an iconic translation of the book’s title, evokes one of the
paradigmatic figures of migrancy and multilingualism: the
migrations of the early Mexican peoples and their somatic
multi-lingualism as represented in their glyphic scripts and
iconography. The volume comprises studies on the literary,
linguistic and graphic representation of various kinds of
migrancy in significant works of African, American, Asian
and European literature, as well as a study on the literary
archetype of human errancy, the Homeric Odyssey,
mapped along its periplum and metamorphosis in world

Ping-hui Liao is Chuan Lyu Endowed Chair
Professor and Head of Cultural Studies at the Literature
Department of the University of California in San Diego

K. Alfons Knauth is Professor of Romance Philology at the
Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany).