Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace <p>To view the full journal, past issues and to see our submission guidelines, please visit <a href="https://transnationalliterature.org/">https://transnationalliterature.org/</a></p> en-US TransnationalLit@bathspa.ac.uk (For further info or questions please email) support@ubitechsolutions.com (Ubitech Solutions Pvt Ltd.) Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 3.2.0.2 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Earwitnesses https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/87 <p>Having an accent in spoken English is a common linguistic reality for many migrants and their subsequent generations. In reality, having a linguistic variation can result in "othering", prejudice, discrimination, and racism. I wanted to explore and respond to what it means to have an accent, for both speakers and listeners. This essay includes moments of the personal with cultural, critical, and contemporary responses; poetic interruptions and instances of first language loss; of how accented language <em>can</em> be used to exclude and identify, but <em>should</em> be used to include.</p> <blockquote> <div dir="ltr"> <div dir="auto"> <div dir="auto"> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> Suzanne Hermanoczki Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/87 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Insights in Transnational Translation https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/68 <p>Robyn Rowland’s poems about Turkey and its history are unique in their representations of a poet’s dual perspective both from outside and from within. Her poetic depictions of the land she travels intensively are not only vivid presentations of landscape but also the personal reflections of its history and culture. Although her poetry on Turkey functions as a passage to Turkey for the readers in English, it also appeals to Turkish readers who wish to read about Turkey from the Western point of view, particularly in her poems on the Gallipoli War, which sets a common historical background for both Turks and Australians. This study is an analysis of the translation process of Robyn Rowland’s poems from English into Turkish to indicate the delicacy and particularity of translation linguistically and culturally. Poetry translation is not only transferring the lexical meaning from one language to another, but also transferring the cultural and emotional meanings in the poetics of the target language. The objective of this study is to present analytically the translation of Robyn Rowland’s poems into Turkish from the syntactic, semantic and cultural perspectives.</p> Mehmet Ali Çelikel Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/68 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Creative-critical https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/192 <p>Creative-critical Section</p> Elen Caldecott Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/192 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Aftershocks by Anthony Macris (UWA Publishing, Perth, 2019) Reviewed by Heather Taylor Johnson https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/165 Heather Taylor Johnson Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/165 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Poppies in the Post and Other Poems by Debashish Lahiri (Authors Press, Kolkata, 2020) Reviewed by Amelia Walker https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/164 Amelia Walker Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/164 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Tainted by Cauvery Madhavan (Hoperoad Publishing, London, 2020) and Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela (Telegram, London, 2018) Reviewed by Maggie Gee https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/163 Maggie Gee Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/163 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Parisian by Isabella Hammad (Jonathan Cape, 2019) Reviewed by Kristien Potgieter https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/162 Kristien Potgieter Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/162 Tue, 10 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Mosaics from the Map (Doire Press, Connemara, 2018) and Under this Saffron Sun – Safran Güneşin Altında (Knocknarone Press, Connemara, 2019) by Robyn Rowland, Turkish translations by Mehmet Ali Çelikel Reviewed by Catherine Akca https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/139 Catherine Akca Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/139 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 'V.S. Naipaul's Journeys: From Periphery to Center' by Sanjay Krishnan (Columbia University Press, 2020) Reviewed by Dr Gillian Dooley https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/12 <p>Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad in 1932, died in England in August 2018. In the period since Naipaul’s death many obituaries have appeared, but despite his Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001 little recent academic scholarship on his work has been published, and few international meetings have been devoted to his work. He is at present more noteworthy for being controversial than for being one of the great writers of the twentieth century. One cannot yet write about Naipaul without first confronting this fact in one way or another.</p> <p>One of the few substantial pieces of scholarship to appear since Naipaul’s death is Sanjay Krishnan’s book <em>V.S. Naipaul’s Journeys. </em>Krishnan argues persuasively that the way Naipaul used his own life story and experiences, including his interactions with the people he met on his travels, enabled him to create ‘an original form of postcolonial writing’.</p> Gillian Dooley Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/12 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Sita’s Sisters by Sanjukta Dasgupta (Hawakal, Kolkata, 2019) Reviewed by Jaydeep Sarangi https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/5 Jaydeep Sarangi Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/5 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 To Gather Your Leaving: Asian Diaspora Poetry from America, Australia, UK & Europe, Edited by Boey Kim Cheng, Arin Alycia Fong, Justin Chia (Ethos Books, Singapore 2019) Reviewed by Nicholas Jose https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/178 Nicholas Jose Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/178 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 In Search of The Woman Who Sailed the World by Danielle Clode (Picador, 2020) Reviewed by Gay Lynch https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/179 Gay Lynch Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/179 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Rabindranath Tagore by Bashabi Fraser (Reaktion Books, London 2019) Reviewed by Suparna Banerjee https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/190 Suparna Banerjee Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/190 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Book Reviews https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/189 Piper Bell, Sabrin Hasbun Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/189 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Editor's Letter https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/191 <p>The journal editors introduce Issue 12.</p> Elen Caldecott; Alice Healy-Ingram Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0 https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/191 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 A Moving Target Is Harder To Hit: Border-Crossing as a Resistance Weapon in Jackie Kay's “The Smugled Person's Tale” https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/14 <p>The sovereign State system relies on the idea that all the territory of the world is divided into separate spaces, which are controlled by distinct sovereign governments that make and enforce laws in those territories (Agnew and Corbridge 1995; Jones 2012). Along these lines, Reece Jones claims that those individuals who defy the national demarcations through cross-border movement can be approached as resistant subjects who “disrupt the clean, territorially-based identity categories of the State by evading State surveillance systems and creating alternative networks of connection outside State territoriality” (Jones 2012: 689). In this article, I will analyze the short story “The Smuggled Person’s Tale” (2017), written by Jackie Kay and included in the short story collection <em>Refugee Tales</em> (2017). I argue that this narrative portrays a literary voice of a refugee who, in the need for leaving Afghanistan because of political and social conflicts, defies the sovereign State system by avoiding territorial entrapment through a constant border-crossing. His journey across nations allows him to break the national borders’ dichotomies (in-out / native-immigrant / citizen-exile) (Bhabha 1994; Rojas 2006; Jones 2012; Konrad 2015), thus achieving a nomadic consciousness and reclaiming his right to redefine himself as a global citizen.</p> <p> </p> Francisco Fuentes Antrás Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/14 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Indigenous Transnational: Pluses and Perils, and Tara June Winch https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/22 <p>Tara June Winch is an unusual example of an Aboriginal writer with a long background of international travel and residence. This paper considers the various negotiations of writer and reception systems among transnational circuits, national spaces, and Indigenous ties to region and "country". It reviews Winch’s three book publications, <em>Swallow the Air</em>, <em>After the Carnage</em>, and <em>The Yield</em> in the context of "the transnational turn" in Australian literary studies, working from a postcolonial background.</p> Paul Sharrad Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/22 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 History as the Culprit of the Fractured Past and Present in Gulzar's "Two" https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/29 <p>Seventy years after the subcontinent went under the blade of History to suffer the Partition, a sensitive poet like Gulzar feels compelled to write a novel on the same subject. Partition Literature has a long tradition in various genres and Gulzar himself has authored a number of poetic and non-fiction writings on the Partition. Yet, the subject remains beyond artistic representation and once again the pain and suffering of millions as a repercussion of the event force the literary artists to arrest and assess the problematic with new perspectives. In "Two", Gulzar takes up the historical event as a subject of his fictional art and depicts History as a protagonist still actively working on it without becoming history. The present paper attempts an analysis of the novel "Two" as a Partition novel and the author’s treatment of History in relation to the individuals victimised in its course.</p> Sneh Lata Sharma Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/29 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 An Unrecorded Grammar: Speaking Embodiment in J. M. Coetzee’s "In the Heart of the Country" https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/103 <p>This essay seeks to understand how J. M. Coetzee’s <em>In</em> <em>the</em> <em>Heart of the Country </em>elaborates a response to the suffering body by way of linguistic indeterminacy, including its structural presentation via numbered and often contradictory passages and the liminality of Magda’s consciousness.</p> <p>Grounding the paper on the possibility that <em>Heart </em>functions through its lacunae, I argue that Magda rewrites the oppressive language she has inherited by pointing to realities it cannot grasp, including the irreducible witness of the body in pain. The body stands as an incontrovertible presence just outside the reach of language, where, in its refusal to be codified, it catalyses new, transgressive attempts at speaking.</p> <p>Such attempts function as a body-speech that could transform the speaking-about of Magda’s monologue into the speaking-to of reciprocity. It is a language that Magda ultimately fails to articulate. She remains suspended in potentiality, reading the signals “in conformations of face and hands” that communicate, incompletely, the mysteries of another’s being.</p> <p>But perhaps the act of speaking to another must always remain poised on the brink of failure: response to the unknown of another’s being requires an unrecorded grammar. Thus, in the lacunae of his unfixed text, Coetzee offers a linguistic event as a response to actual suffering.</p> Ellen Kriz Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/103 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Articles https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/188 <p>Download all articles</p> Alice Healy-Ingram Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/188 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Chinese Poet as Translator: An Introduction https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/180 Iris Fan Xing Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/180 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 South of Words https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/181 Iris Fan Xing Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/181 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Jay https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/182 Zhou Zan Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/182 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Slowing https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/183 Bao Huiyi Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/183 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Worried About Home https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/184 Chris Song Zijiang Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/184 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Featured Poet: Alvin Pang https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/176 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are delighted to present the work of Alvin Pang, acclaimed Singaporean poet, writer and editor with an impressive international reputation.</span></p> Alvin Pang Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/176 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Lady of Shalott in 2020 https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/147 Rachael Mead Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/147 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 When Your Best Friend Tells You She Is Having An Affair https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/128 Gemma Parker Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/128 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Ripples https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/161 Jaydeep Sarangi Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/161 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 National Anthem https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/160 Inua Ellams Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/160 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Low-hanging Fruit https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/141 <p>In this piece of non-fiction, the narrator remembers a mother and son, of how he understood them: two people, who were once employed as "servants" in his home.</p> <p>There is an attempt to understand motives, of why, and despite one's awareness of caste, there was a feeling of rank and privilege.</p> <p>So, how should this mother and son have occured to him, and then in his life?</p> <p>And when can you challenge your role, the extent of your influence?</p> <p>'Low-hanging Fruit' is offered as a memoir, as a record of these questions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Joseph Jude Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/141 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Arm's Length https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/174 Safia Elhillo Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/174 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Poetry https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/185 Alison Flett Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/185 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Real Presence https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/11 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The opening scenes from Singer’s forthcoming novel, set during the Biafran war.</span></p> Ron Singer Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/11 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Vivan's Woes https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/95 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">A reluctant teenager faces lockdown with his family.</span></p> Sujata Sankranti Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/95 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Tree of Truth https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/7 <p>During a long-distance relationship, and while listening down a phone line in a search for personal intimacy, the 'everywoman' of this story finds an even finer insight into love. </p> C.V. Williams Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/7 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 The Visit https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/131 <p>A transnational short story about those that seek to help a migrant worker in Singapore.&nbsp;</p> Jon Gresham Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/131 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Fiction https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/186 Ruth Starke Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/186 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 What We Learn in Times of Pestilence https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/127 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The narrator reflects on reading Camus in Lockdown.</span></p> Gemma Parker Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/127 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Qatar: Sunshine, Sand and Souqs https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/119 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The narrator swaps Colorado for Qatar.</span></p> Lynette Hinings-Marshall Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/119 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Chanez https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/78 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chanez traces her life through the many countries and languages she has lived in, and latterly, her journey to becoming a parent.</span></p> Jayne Marshall Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/78 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 My Hikikomori https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/46 <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">The narrator is asked to help the reclusive son of a friend.</span></p> Maria Santamaria Hergueta Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/46 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Here and There https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/129 <p><em>Here and there</em> is a life writing piece written by a Malaysian living in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the Covid-19 pandemic.</p> Shahminee Selvakannu Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/129 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Download All Non-fiction https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/187 Ruth Starke Copyright (c) 2020 Transnational Literature https://www.transnationallitsubmissions.org/index.php/trace/article/view/187 Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:00 +0000