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    Mothering across Languages and Cultures in Ying Chen's Letters to Her Children

    Kackute, Egle (2018) Mothering across Languages and Cultures in Ying Chen's Letters to Her Children. Women: A Cultural Review, 29 (1). pp. 59-74. ISSN 0957-4042

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    Due to intensifying global mobility, increasing numbers of women fi nd themselves mothering in countries that are linguistically and culturally foreign to them. They must deal with issues related to multilingualism, shifting identities and belonging. The essays La Lenteur des montagnes ( The Slowness of the Mountains , 2014) and ‘ Lettre d ’ Umbertide ’ ( ‘ Letter from Umbertide ’ , 2004) by the Chinese-born Canadian author Ying Chen provide a vivid example. Using recent research on contemporary Asian women ’ s writing in the diaspora and notions of écriture migrante ( ‘ migrant writing ’ ) as well as nomadic consciousness as a framework, this article explores how Chen ’ s essays envision what it means and feels like to be a mother of Chinese origin in contemporary Canada. This work proffers wider understandings of the condition of migrant mothering as it touches on critical debates around literatures of mobility.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Women: A Cultural Review, 29 Mar 2018,
    Keywords: migration; mobility; motherhood; twenty-first-century women’s writing;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 10303
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    Depositing User: Egle Kackute
    Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2018 17:41
    Journal or Publication Title: Women: A Cultural Review
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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