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Scientific Essay from the year 2015 in the subject Literature - Asia, Comenius University in Bratislava, language: English, abstract: This book is an introduction into (female) 'Pakistani Fiction'. It starts with some sort of background information on the catchphrase 'Pakistani Fiction' in order to place the female aspect into its literary background. A second step lies in a description of the position of this literary concept within 'Postcolonial Writing' which is marked and shaped by so many different cultural and religious elements. The short analysis of two selected novels, Ice Candy Man (1991) by Bapsi Sidhwa and Brick Lane (2003) by Monica Ali should help to show how female Pakistani writers deal with female matters. This literary reflection will be supported by three parameters which can be found in many novels dealing with this subject. The talk is about gender, diaspora and globalization all of which are used to portray female characters. The end will consist of some sort of outlook where 'Pakistani Fiction' stands at the moment and where its trends might go to.

Matthias Dickert, geb. 1955, ist von Beruf Gymnasiallehrer (Englisch, Sport, katholische Religion). Studium an der Philipps Universität/Marburg und Durham University (GB). Forschungsschwerpunkt: Migrationssoziologie/ Islamische Autorinnen und Autoren im gegenwärtigen englischen Roman. Zahlreiche Veröffentlichungen (z.B. Blickpunkt der Forschung, Zeitschrift für Interdisziplinäre ökonomische Forschung, GRIN Verlag); Vorträge an europäischen Hochschulen. Doktorarbeit über das Thema Islam, Islamic Fundamentalism and the Question of Identity in Muslim Writing.

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