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By Kathy-Ann Tan

Literature has continuously performed a vital position in growing and disseminating culturally particular notions of citizenship, nationhood, and belonging. In Reconfiguring Citizenship and nationwide id within the North American Literary Imagination, writer Kathy-Ann Tan investigates metaphors, configurations, parameters, and articulations of U.S. and Canadian citizenship which are enacted, renegotiated, and revised in smooth literary texts, relatively in periods of emergence and crisis.

Tan brings jointly for the 1st time a range of canonical and lesser-known U.S. and Canadian writings for serious attention. She starts off through exploring literary depiction of “willful” or “wayward” voters and people with precarious our bodies which are seen as threatening, bad, unacceptable—including refugees and asylum seekers, undocumented migrants, deportees, and stateless humans. She additionally considers the rights to citizenship and political club claimed through queer our bodies and an exam of "new" and substitute kinds of citizenship, corresponding to denizenship, city citizenship, diasporic citizenship, and Indigenous citizenship. With case reports in accordance with works by means of a various selection of authors—including Nathaniel Hawthorne, Djuna Barnes, Etel Adnan, Sarah Schulman, Walt Whitman, Gail Scott, and Philip Roth—Tan uncovers substitute sorts of collectivity, neighborhood, and country throughout a extensive variety of perspectives.

In line with fresh cross-disciplinary explorations within the box, Reconfiguring Citizenship and nationwide identification within the North American Literary Imagination indicates citizenship as much less of a hard and fast or static criminal entity and extra as a collection of symbolic and cultural practices. students of literary stories, cultural reports, and citizenship reports may be thankful for Tan’s illuminating study.

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