2-3 / 1992
Igor Maver

Slovene Immigrant Literature in the Postmodern World: The Rise of Multiculturality and Muti-ethnicity in Australia, the United States of America and Canada

The article essentially features a contrastive historical survey of the various attitudes towards immigrant literature, including of course also Slovene creativity, in Australia, the United States of America and Canada. It points to a convergence of the more recent cultural/literary approaches in the discussed English-speaking countries, i. e. a common trend in the direction of multiculturality and multi-ethnicity. With the critical evaluation of 'immigrant' or 'ethnic' literature individual 'national' literary histories are now being rewritten (deconstructed) from the point of view of decentralization, demarginalization and decanonization within the postmodern paradigm.