In her article "Minor Transnational Writing in Ireland" Borbála Faragó investigates the poetic work of some of Ireland's migrant writers through the lens of minor transnationalism. Ireland's peculiar migration history where there are two quite distinct groups of inward migrants, requires careful rethinking of terminology. Faragó proposes to circumnavigate the binary approach of investigating center versus periphery and instead look for lateral connections between marginalized groups. Reading the works of Ireland's internal others brings to the fore issues of authenticity, ethics, and identity that can foreground some of the ambiguities inherent in transnational studies today. Interpreting the oeuvre of these writers in terms of their migration narratives and what Françoise Lionnet and Shu-mei Shih termed "minor transnationalism" can contribute to a better understanding of current cultural developments in transnationalism studies and the ways in which contemporary (im)migrants seek to articulate their positions within a cultural framework.
"Minor Transnational Writing in Ireland."
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