Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing
Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing (Paperback)
The papers in this volume represent recent scholarship about Booker Prize Winner Michael Ondaatje's oeuvre by scholars working on English-Canadian literature and culture in Canada, England, Japan, New Zealand, and the USA. Papers in the volume are Victoria Cook, "Exploring Transnational Identities in Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost"; Beverley Curran, "Ondaatje's The English Patient and Altered States of Narrative"; Marlene Goldman, "Representations of Buddhism in Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost," Stephanie M. Hilger, "Ondaatje's The English Patient and Rewriting History"; Hsuan Hsu, "Post-Nationalism and the Cinematic Apparatus in Minghella's Adaptation of Ondaatje's The English Patient"; Glen Lowry, "The Representation of 'Race' in Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion"; Jon Saklofske, "The Motif of the Collector and Implications of Historical Appropriation in Ondaatje's Novels"; Sandeep Sanghera, "Touching the Language of Citizenship in Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost"; Eluned Summers-Bremner, "Reading Ondaatje's Poetry"; Winfried Siemerling, "Oral History and the Writing of the Other in Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion"; Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, "Ondaatje's The English Patient and Questions of History"; Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, "Selected Bibliography of Critical Work about Michael Ondaatje's Texts" and "A List of Michael Ondaatje's Works"; Bioprofiles of Contributors and Index.
About the Editor(s):
Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek's areas of scholarship include (comparative) literature and cultural studies, comparative media and communication studies, postcolonial studies, migration and ethnic minority studies, film and literature, audience studies, European, US-American, and Canadian cultures and literatures, history, bibliography, new media and knowledge management, editing, print and new media publishing, and conflict management and diversity training. B.A. history and German studies (U of Western Ontario 1980), M.A. comparative literature (Carleton U 1983), B.Ed. history and English as a second language (U of Ottawa 1984), Ph.D. comparative literature (U of Alberta 1989). Teaching: comparative literature, German, and English, U of Alberta 1984-2000; media and communication studies, U of Halle-Wittenberg 2002-; literature, National Sun Yat-sen U 2008-2010; (distinguished) visiting professor: PR of China, India, Kuwait, Hungary, Spain, Taiwan, USA; Single-authored books include Comparative Cultural Studies (forthcoming); Comparative Literature: Theory, Method, Application; The Social Dimensions of Fiction; edited volumes include The Cambridge Sourcebook of Comparative Literature and Culture (forthcoming), Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (forthcoming); Perspectives on Identity, Migration, and Displacement; Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies; The New Central and East European Culture; Comparative Cultural Studies and Michael Ondaatje's Writing; and Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature. He has published about two hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish. He is series editor of Purdue UP's Comparative Cultural Studies series of books (2002-) and Shaker Books in Comparative Culture, Media, and Communication Studies (2003-). He is also editor of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) (1998-).