Continental Perceptions of Englishness, ‘Foreignness’ and the Global Turn now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Continental Perceptions of Englishness, ‘Foreignness’ and the Global Turn by Adriana Neagu.
This collection of essays explores the uneasy, and at times uncomfortable, relationship between English identity and the discipline of English Studies viewed from a broad, critical-creative perspective. The volume draws together literary and cross-cultural studies material in order to shed light on internal visions and external projections of Englishness, the interplay between Englishness and foreignness, and the degree in which they inform each other in the age of globality. Unlike conventional approaches, it sets the scene for a productive and inspiring dialogue between inside and outside perspectives of the subject, between homegrown and continental European perceptions of it and its pedagogy.
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About the Author
Adriana Neagu is Associate Professor of Anglo-American Studies at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She is the author of Sublimating the Postmodern Discourse: toward a Post-Postmodern Fiction in the Writings of Paul Auster and Peter Ackroyd (2001) and In the Future Perfect: the Rise and Fall of Postmodernism (2001), as well as numerous critical and cultural theory articles. Her main research focus is the poetics of modernist and postmodernist discourse, global theory and the literatures of identity, and translation and interpretation pedagogy. At present, she is currently working on new paradigms of cultural identity in the UK, a focus which is reflected in her current book project, Englishness, Regionality and Religion in the Post-secular Age. Dr Neagu has been Advisory Editor of American, British and Canadian Studies, the journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, since 1999.