Title: From the margins to the centre : Irish perspectives on Swiss culture and literature
Editors: Studer, Patrick
Egger, Sabine
Extent : 372
Conference details: Colloquium held in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, March 2004
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Peter Lang
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Oxford
Issue Date: 2007
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Swiss-Irish relations; Cultural studies
Subject (DDC) : 306: Culture
800: Literature and literary studies
Abstract: Arising from a colloquium held in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, in March 2004, this volume offers fresh insights into Swiss culture and literature from an Irish perspective. It brings together articles by writers and scholars from various academic fields including cultural studies, linguistics and literature. The book is a reflection of the multifaceted interests of Irish academics in Switzerland as a cultural space in the heart of Europe. Ireland as a vantage point, situated at the western margin of the European continent, offers new perspectives from which differences as well as surprising parallels between the two cultures become visible and from which Switzerland appears in a different light. The volume critically addresses questions of identity in Swiss literature and culture and discusses them from various angles – by analysing the representation of minority cultures in Swiss literary and media discourse, by reading Swiss literature in an intercultural context, but also through accounts of Irish visitors in Switzerland and Swiss writers travelling to or living in Ireland.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Language Competence (ILC)
Publication type: Conference Proceedings
ISBN: 978-3-03910-716-2
URI: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/9820
https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/10770
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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