International Journal of Arts and Humanities (IJAH) (ISSN: 2661-4928) is an open access journal, publishing high quality, peer-reviewed articles that bring critical research to the fore and stimulate debate. Serve the community of arts and humanities educators and researchers around the world, by publishing significant opinion and research into contemporary issues of teaching and learning within the domain.

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Vol 2 No 1 (2021)

Published: 2021-06-28

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Pages 36-43

Magic realism and science fiction: Salman Rushdie’s inter-generic writing

blankpage Xiaohong Zhang, Peiyi Ou

Salman Rushdie’s fiction is well-known for its abundant mixes of magic realist and science fiction textual elements. By resorting to three writing strategies, namely “meta-writing,” “split-writing” and writing about identity-related issues, Rushdie generates a type of “inter-generic writing” that serves to voice authorial appeals for hybridity, impurity and plurality. Meta-writing is an authorial construction of the neo-historicist verisimilitude justifying the legitimacy and self-sufficiency of literary writing. Split-writing reveals “the alterity of selves,” thus advocating tolerance and pluralism. Writing about identity-related issues is no less than a politicized identity construction, in the quest for multiple postcolonial subjectivities in the “Third Space.”

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 Abbreviation: Int J Arts Humanit
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