Date of Degree

9-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Program

Comparative Literature

Advisor

Bettina Lerner

Subject Categories

Comparative Literature | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Literature | Modern Literature | Translation Studies

Keywords

Wolfson, multilingualism, schizophrenia, translation, schizophasia, émigré

Abstract

This paper aims to show how the life and work of American francophone author Louis Wolfson - who suffered from schizophrenia and underwent a self-imposed exile from his own mother tongue - might serve to illuminate European émigré writers' relationships to multilingualism.

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