The Texture of Identity

Arguing that globalization is no longer a term defining only international cash flow but also includes the flow and exchange of cultures, this book examines the works of three major Canadian writers of South Asian origin and born in three different parts of the world–MG Vassanji, Neil Bissoondath, and Rohinton Mistry. To demonstrate the complex, textured identities of his authors of choice, Martin Genetsch shows that these and other writers not only negotiate their Canadian identities but also explore themselves in the cultures, histories, and geographical locations they come from. The result is a fine study of an important and defining aspect of Canadian literature.


Publication Date: 2007

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-41-5
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
240 pages

Martin Genetsch has studied German, English, and Media Studies in Germany, England, and Canada. His research interests include cultural theory, postcolonial literature, Shakespeare, and poetry. Currently he teaches Shakespeare at the University of Trier, and English and German to highly gifted children at a secondary school in Germany. He has published papers on postcolonial literatures, cultural theory, popular culture, and didactic issues in foreign language teaching.