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La représentation du migrant dans la littérature narrative italienne contemporaine

Abstract : AbstractIn this study I propose to give a record on the special feature of Italian literary works concerning the subject of migration.My corpus includes the essential of the writings (eight autobiographical stories and four novels) published in Italy between 1990 (year that marks in Italy the growing of this new literary genre) and 2015.Authors taken into consideration are mostly Italians with an immigrant background, they are first-generation or second-generation immigrants.It’s a question of six men and six women. One of the issues of my comparative study is to try to determine the special features of an immigrant female writing study.For the first part of my work I trace the history of the migratory phenomenon during the last century analyzing the transformation of Italy from an emigration land into an immigration land.I also analyze the evolution of the lexicon gone with this transformation from 80’s.The second part is characterized by an interpretation of the works composing the corpus, concentrating my attention on the immigrant’s representation, on the way every writer reports his life conditions, on the personal experience, on his relationship often ambivalent with natives.I analyze the variety on the ways of representation (and self-representation) of the immigrant, according to the sexual identity, to the geographical, cultural and social origin of the writer, but also the die-hard singularity of his process.The last part is concerned with the analysis of the critical reception of this production in Italy.Key-words: migrant, migration, literature, stereotype, discrimination, racism.
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Maria Teresa Monachesi. La représentation du migrant dans la littérature narrative italienne contemporaine. Littératures. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019UBFCH039⟩. ⟨tel-02502810⟩

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