Some explanation of how we came to assemble this collection seems appropriate. For the last decade we have engaged in a mutually profitable dialogue about writing, publishing, texts, critical theory and pedagogy. For several months we were engrossed with the connections between constructions of the ideas of nation and gender, and we became interested in the ways in which nostalgia might function to bind these two presumably unrelated constructions together.


National Identity Representational System Master Narrative Woman Writer Domestic Sphere 
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    For a full account see Suzanne Kehde, ‘Engendering the Imperial Subject: The (De)construction of (Western) Masculinity in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly (1988) and Graham Greene’s The Quiet American (1955)’, in Peter F. Murphy (ed.), Fictions of Masculinity, New York: New York University Press, 1994.Google Scholar

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