(U)muligheder: Multilingvistiske strategier hos Cia Rinne og Christina Hagen

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Abstract

Multilingualism is a peculiar but prominent current in contemporary literature. Within recent decades, the phenomenon has received much scholarly attention. The article focuses on current works by two significant Nordic authors: Cia Rinne and Christina Hagen. The point of departure is the critical potential inherent in their untranslatable works. My analyses demonstrate that the authors in different ways apply multilingual practices in order to criticize extant conceptions of language. While Rinne utilizes semantic ambiguities between European languages, Hagen to a lesser extent deforms English and Danish standard language. At first glance, the works seem strange and alienating, but on closer inspection, different strategies of criticizing language appear.
Original languageDanish
Article number3
JournalEdda
Volume106
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)24-38
Number of pages15
ISSN0013-0818
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2019

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