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Publications [#353308] of Carlos Rojas

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  1. Rojas, C, Xiaolu guo’s i am China: On copulas and copulation, in Reading China against the Grain: Imagining Communities (January, 2020), pp. 214-231 [doi] .
    (last updated on 2022/06/25)

    This chapter examines themes of linguistic copulas and sexual copulation in Xiaolu Guo’s 2014 novel I Am China. In particular, the chapter uses these twin figures of copulas and copulation to consider the novel’s understanding of translation, as well as its broader implications for questions of reference and identity. In particular, I am interested in how translation comes to function as a metonym for political community.

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