Torn : the story of a Lithuanian migrant

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Pranauskas, Grazina (2014) Torn : the story of a Lithuanian migrant. PhD thesis, Victoria University.


This doctorate consists of two parts: a novel Torn and the exegesis: Writing the migrant story: nostalgia, identity and belonging. The novel and theoretical exegesis are intended to complement each other in capturing the 20th century Lithuanian historical and political circumstances that led to Lithuanian emigration to Australia. In my novel and exegesis, my intention has been to explore how the experiences of Lithuanian refugees and migrants differ, especially in relation to nostalgia, identity and belonging, depending on the time and circumstances of their arrival in Australia. Lithuanians came to Australia from the same place geographically, but from a different place in terms of history and politics.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing
Historical > FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Historical > FOR Classification > 2103 Historical Studies
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Keywords Lithuania, Australia, immigration, novels, fiction, literature, diaspora, 1980s, 1990s
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