“You Are Not to Think You Are a Dane...”. On Danish Migration Literature in the Context of the Debate on Danishness Cover Image
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„Nie myśl sobie, że jesteś Duńczykiem...”. O duńskiej literaturze migracyjnej w kontekście debaty o duńskości
“You Are Not to Think You Are a Dane...”. On Danish Migration Literature in the Context of the Debate on Danishness

Author(s): Sylwia Izabela Schab
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Danish migration literature; Danishness; Geeti Amiri; Yahya Hassan; Tarek Omar; Hassan Preisler; Abdel Aziz Mahmoud

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to analyze five Danish literary examples (texts by Geeti Amiri,Yahya Hassan, Tarek Omar, Hassan Preisler and Abdel Aziz Mahmoud) in the context of theongoing public debate on Danishness. The chosen writers deal with a migration experienceand they point out the impossibleness of becoming Danish in the eyes of the ethnic Danishsociety. The notion of Danishness is undergoing changes, but as my reading of the texts has shown, the non-ethnic Danish writers conceptualize it as being founded in a greater degreeon the unreachable criterion of being (rather than on knowing or doing) – using JoshuaA. Fishman’s categories.

  • Issue Year: 461/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 69-80
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish