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"<i>Diaspora</i> is a Greek word: Words by Greeks on the Diaspora"
Frangos, Marina
The article explores the different types of the Greek Diaspora in the past 150 years and how these different types are identified in literary production. Following global diasporas’ theory and particularly Robin Cohen’s typology of victim, labour, trade, cultural and imperial diasporas, various literary works are cited by writers of Greek heritage from different countries to determine whether these different types of diaspora have been represented and presented to a global audience. The article adds to a better understanding of global migrant literature. Writers cited include Elia Kazan, Pulitzer-prize winner Greek American Jeffrey Eugenides and Australia’s Christos Tsiolkas.
Keyword(s): diaspora; migration; migrant literature; trauma; Greek diaspora; genocide; multiculturalism; Arts and Humanities; European Languages and Societies; Sociology
Publication Date:
2016
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2017-12-14 07:07:55 Last Updated: 2017-12-14 07:07:55