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Heterographics as a Literary Device: Auditory, Visual, and Cultural Features
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Culture and Aesthetics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1711-5798
2018 (English)In: Journal of World Literature, ISSN 2405-6472, E-ISSN 2405-6480, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 196-216Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Heterographics (“other lettering”) refers to the use of two scripts in one text or a translation of a text from one script to another. How might the occasional use of heterographics in literary texts highlight issues of cultural diversity? Drawing on intermedial theory and studies of literary multilingualism, literary translation, and pluriliteracies, this article examines various functions of heterographics in selected contemporary literary texts. Examples of embedded Greek, Chinese, Cyrillic, and Arabic script are analysed in works published in Swedish, French, and English between 2004 and 2015, selected because they thematise cultural diversity and linguistic boundaries. The conclusion is that heterographic devices emphasise the heteromediality of literary texts, thereby heightening readers’ awareness of the visual-spatial features of literary texts, as well as of the materiality of scripts. Heterographics influence readers’ experiences of cultural affinity or alterity, that is, of inclusion or exclusion, depending on their access to practices of pluriliteracies.

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2018. Vol. 3, no 2, p. 196-216
Keywords [en]
heterographics, reading, mono- and biscriptalism, pluriliteracies, cultural diversity, World Literature
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General Literature Studies
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Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-158605DOI: 10.1163/24056480-00302005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-158605DiVA, id: diva2:1237752
Available from: 2018-08-09 Created: 2018-08-09 Last updated: 2018-08-14

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