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Intercultural exchanges and the redefinition of identity in Hugo Hamilton’s Disguise and Hand in the Fire
Carmen Zamorano Llena

and narrative voice in Hand in the Fire, has been deprived of a sense of Heimat by tragic historical and private events in his country of origin. The theme of immigration in contemporary Ireland and the experiences of the socalled ‘new Irish’ in the Celtic and post-Celtic Tiger context are themes that have attracted the attention of a number of contemporary Irish writers, including Roddy Doyle, Patrick McCabe, and Hugo Hamilton. A number of their fictional texts focus on the changes that Ireland has undergone under the influence of globalisation and mass migration

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
Power, presentation and history in Gravity’s Rainbow
Simon Malpas and Andrew Taylor

miles, sliding away, numb, indifferent to all momenta but the deepest, the instability too far below their itchy feet to give a shape to … caravans of Gypsies, axles or lynchpins failing, horses dying, families leaving vehicles beside the roads for others to come live in a night, a day … so the populations move, across the open meadow, limping, marching, shuffling, carried, hauling along the detritus of an order, a European and bourgeois order they don’t yet know is destroyed forever. (GR 549–51) Gravity’s Rainbow depicts the mass migrations taking place at the end

in Thomas Pynchon
Andrew Teverson

, Grimus also lacks many of the features that are now seen as constitutive of his writing: the unflinching (and often libellous) location in easily identifiable cultural, historical and political milieux; the persistent concern with cultural and national identity in the aftermath of empire; and – most strikingly – the interest in the forms that South Asian identity has taken in the age of mass-migration and globalisation. Partly because these elements were not present to root Rushdie’s fictive playfulness in more solid contemporary concerns, Grimus was published in

in Salman Rushdie
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Daniel Lea

the convergence of the themes of spectacle, beauty, and violence, and particularly so in Parks’ relationship with Grace, where beauty becomes tied to the politics of seeing and the violence of appropriation. Grace, a bareback horse rider who lives in the same apartment block as Parks and who soon becomes the subject of his affections, hails from a mélange of central European heritages, but her precise derivation is never clear. Instead she represents the early twentieth-century mass migration of European peoples to America with the desire to build 167 twenty

in Twenty-first-century fiction
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Notes on Ackroyd & Harvey ecocriticism and praxis
Eve Ropek

newspapers among others, 22 September 2015. Nature matters 107 11  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, January 2007: ‘Global warming poses a dire threat to human civilization that is second only to nuclear weapons. Through flooding and desertification, climate change threatens the habitats and agricultural resources that societies depend upon for survival. As such, climate change is also likely to contribute to mass migrations and even to wars over arable land, water, and other natural resources.’ http:// thebulletin

in Extending ecocriticism
Making the journey abroad
Emma Robinson-Tomsett

(Oxford and New York, 2010), p. 2. 3 T.J. Hatton and J.G. Williamson’s exhaustive study of migration from 1850 to 1914, for instance, has just five pages that briefly discuss female emigrants, but solely as part of an investigation of Irish emigration (T.J. Hatton and J.G. Williamson, The Age of Mass Migration: Causes and Economic Impact (Oxford and New York, 1998) pp. 83  –7). 4 C. Erickson, Leaving England: Essays on British Emigration in the Nineteenth Century (London, 1994), p. 241. j 37 J women, travel and identity 5 L. Chilton, Agents of Empire: British

in Women, travel and identity