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Apology of Immigrant Literature: Toward a Planetary Hospitality?

Author(s): Meiss, Paula

Journal: 452º F : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada
ISSN 2013-3294

Volume: ;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 13;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Travel | Migration | Comparative literature | Gnisci | Spivak | Weltliteratur

This paper suggests the possibility of making use of the narrative of migration as the object of study of a comparatist discipline that takes into account Armando Gnisci’s considerations on hospitality, as well as Gayatri Spivak’s on planetarity and comparative literature. In this sense, the paper aims at suggesting a possible line of research en comparative literature that needs not rely on the concept of national literature to be developed. The analysis of the narrative of migration, through a series of variables well recognised in travel literature, allows both in form and contents a comparatism of the encounter.
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