Submerged Layers of Slovenian Identity in Krissy Kneen’s Writing

Acta Neophilologica

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Title Submerged Layers of Slovenian Identity in Krissy Kneen’s Writing
Slovenske identitetne plasti v pisanju Krissy Kneen
Creator Maver, Igor
Subject Krissy Kneen
Slovenian-Australian diaspora
Australian literature
Krissy Kneen
slovensko-avstralska diaspora
avstralska književnost
Description The article for the first time ever explores the recent non-fiction and poetry by the contemporary Australian writer Krissy Kneen, who has Slovenian roots through her maternal grandmother. Kneen’s writing, a literary tribute to her late grandmother Dragitca (Dragica Marušič), shows a desire to come to terms with her partly ‘Slovenian’ gut microbiome and DNA, as she herself claims. They, in her view, along with the other elements in the process of identity formation, interestingly importantly help to constitute an ethnic identity and, for that matter, any personal identity. This makes her writing very original within the extant diasporic literary production.
Članek prvikrat obravnava pisanje sodobne avstralske pisateljice Krissy Kneen, ki ima slovenske korenine. Tovrstno pisanje, književni poklon njeni pokojni babici Dragici Marušič (znani kot Lotty Kneen), kaže, da se želi sprijazniti s svojim slovenskim mikrobiomom in DNK. Ta po njenem mnenju predstavljata pomembno plast etnične identitete oziroma vsakršne identitete posameznika.
Publisher Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakulte / Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
Date 2020-11-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Acta Neophilologica; Vol 53 No 1-2 (2020); 21-31
Acta Neophilologica; L. 53 Št. 1-2 (2020); 21-31
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Igor Maver

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