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At Home in Babel: The Language of Hyperreality in the Immigrant Narrative Abigail Shachar, Vanderbilt University

Complicated by issues of identity, the immigrant experience is fraught with trauma. As such, authors engage with this theme by manipulating time and setting. These themes reimagine ghosts in hyperreal forms distorted by memories and perceptions. This article investigates hyperreality in the context of immigrant literature, this paper will introduce its audience to the ghosts haunting our muddled realities.


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Digital Literature Review: Historical Hauntings and Modern-Day Manifestations  

Our inaugural issue focuses on historical hauntings and modern-day manifestations: ghosts, specters, and analyses of their social and histor...