WorldCat Identities

Kella, Elizabeth

Works: 4 works in 25 publications in 2 languages and 498 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS380, 813.6093526945
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Kella
Beloved communities : solidarity and difference in fiction by Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison, and Joy Kogawa by Elizabeth Kella( Book )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In everyday speech, "community" signals intimate, authentic, and deeply egalitarian social relations. Since the 1960s, "community" also often implies political solidarity. Yet, repression and violence clearly operate within communities as well as between them. Does this mean that community is merely a delusion, or is it a worthwhile social and political goal?" "This study examines the ways in which Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison, and Joy Kogawa imagine the possibilities and limitations of communities in novels of the 1980s and 1990s. Through their returns to past moments of severe social disruption, the works considered here explore the relations between trauma and oppression that inform many minority histories and contemporary realities, particularly those of a multicultural US and Canada."--Jacket
Making home : orphanhood, kinship, and cultural memory in contemporary American novels by Maria Holmgren Troy( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes how contemporary novels both incorporate and resist gendered and racial literary conventions, elaborate on symbolic and factual meanings of orphanhood, and explore kinship beyond the nuclear and/or adoptive family
Realism and its discontents( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilda familj : om föräldralösa barn, släktskap och nationsskapande i samtida amerikanska romaner by Helena Eriksson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.43 for Making hom ... to 0.98 for Bilda fami ...)

Beloved communities : solidarity and difference in fiction by Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison, and Joy Kogawa
Alternative Names
Kella, Liz

Kella, Liz 1958-