There has been a surge of transnational adoption narratives--both American and Scandinavian-- in recent years, which raise a number of questions about identity, belonging and the role of the individual and historical past. This workshop presentation discusses how the past is represented in literature about transnational adoption, asking questions like: What is the meaning of yearning for a place (the birth country) and/or people one has very few memories of and yet feels connected to in a multitude of ways? How can we understand a nostalgia formed by what are often pre-verbal memories in these texts? To what extent is this nostalgia maternally coded?
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture, Linnaeus University, June 14, 2017. - |
Duration: 1980-Jan-01 → …
|Conference||Nostalgia in Contemporary European Culture, Linnaeus University, June 14, 2017.|
|Period||80-01-01 → …|
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