Reconfiguring the Past

dc.contributor.author Jung Su en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-27T15:39:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-27T15:39:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-?? zh_TW
dc.description.abstract This paper aims at exploring the representation of post-imperial London in Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses and Hanif Kureishi's The Buddha of Suburbia with a view to highlighting how the post-colonial history of Britain is re-written by the above two writers through the alternative cityscapes they depict in their works. I argue that the protagonists of the novels, Saladin and Karim, reflect on their attitudes toward the past via the act of flânerie. The act of strolling will be treated as a spatial politics that helps relativize these two immigrant protagonists' positions in the city of London. The routes of their journeys not only limn the alternative cityscape of the transforming empire but also disclose the socially and politically marginalized immigrant communities which are either demonized or stereotyped in the racialization of space. The reconfiguration of the past in the two novels, looked at in this way, is not just a remapping of the city; rather, it reveals the need to re-examine how Asian British writers deal with the past, on the one hand, and aspire to carve out a niche for themselves in the contemporary British society, on the other. en_US
dc.identifier 12D8C4A0-7C0C-2BD1-ED5D-936E9EFDD161 zh_TW
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw/handle/20.500.12235/23301
dc.language 英文 zh_TW
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 36(2),243-263 zh_TW
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other Salman Rushdie en_US
dc.subject.other Hanif Kureishi en_US
dc.subject.other Flâneur en_US
dc.subject.other Post-imperial London en_US
dc.subject.other Cityscape en_US
dc.title Reconfiguring the Past zh-tw
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