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Dream Shibboleth

Nagai, Kaori (2008) Dream Shibboleth. Journal of European Studies, 38 (4). pp. 421-430. E-ISSN 1740-2379. (doi:10.1177/0047244108097534) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82423)

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Abstract

This article characterizes diaspora writing as a kind of dream writing, through the reading of two autobiographical works by Mary Antin (1881—1949), a Russian-Jewish immigrant to America. It dreams of the possibility of a `dream shibboleth', a password through which to bypass the law of the tribal shibboleths which condemn migrants to the border and the never-ending process of self-translation. It is the immigrants' wish to survive and make a home wherever they happen to land that makes their nightly adventure a scene of dream writing, in which the scars of border-crossing magically turn themselves into rich and nutritious seeds which aid their journey.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0047244108097534
Uncontrolled keywords: Mary Antin
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research
Depositing User: Kaori Nagai
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2020 22:17 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 09:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82423 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Nagai, Kaori: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8289-0956
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