This essay develops the concept of the “transamerican outcast” in order to examine the literary figure of economic exile in the Americas. This essay addresses emerging “translocalities” in the hemisphere—that is, multiple cultural networks and socially stratified global cities. Based on a reading of the fiction of the Canadian-Caribbean author Austin Clarke, the essay offers a symbolic mapping of urban translocalities as organisms that expel the immigrant as waste.
AMARYLL CHANADY; The Trans-American Outcast and Figurations of Displacement. Comparative Literature 1 June 2009; 61 (3): 335–345. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00104124-2009-020
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