Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: Literature and Culture Studies

  • Jacek Mydla
  • Małgorzata Poks
  • Leszek Drong

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Also part of the Issues in Literature and Culture book sub series (ILC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Selves, Identities and Cultural Differences—Literary Perspectives

  3. Multiculturalism and the Self—Cultural Perspectives

About this book


This edited collection explores the conjunction of multiculturalism and the self in literature and culture studies, and brings together essays by prominent researchers interested in literature and culture whose critical perspectives inform discussions of specific examples of multicultural contexts in which individuals and communities strive to maintain their identities.

The book is divided into two major parts, the first of which comprises literary representations of multiculturalism and discussions of its impasses and impacts in fictional circumstances. In turn, the second part primarily focuses on culture at large and real-life consequences. Taken together, the two complementary parts offer an illuminating and well-rounded overview of representations of multiculturalism in literature and contemporary culture from a variety of critical perspectives.


Self in Culture Self in Literature Identity in Literature Differences between Cultures Representations of Multiculturalism

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacek Mydla
    • 1
  • Małgorzata Poks
    • 2
  • Leszek Drong
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Silesia SosnowiecPoland
  2. 2.University of Silesia SosnowiecPoland
  3. 3.University of Silesia SosnowiecPoland

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