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Two Scottish women on the continent : Janice Galloway's Foreign Parts.

Bernard Sellin 1, * 
* Corresponding author
1 CRBC Brest - Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique
UBO - Université de Brest, IBSHS - Institut Brestois des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société
Abstract : One striking aspect of Janice Galloway's second novel, Foreign Parts (1994) is its setting - not Scotland but France. One summer morning, two middle-aged women , Cassie and Rona, come out of the ferry and, for the next two weeks, we follow them driving along the roads of northern France with the inevitable tourist guide in their bag. However, the book is much more than what is expected, an invitation to travel, the opportunity of painting attractive scenery or the confessions of a francophile. Description soon gives way to meditation when the narrative questions the very meaning of tourism in a presentation which is more ironic than admirative. The discovery of France becomes a pretext for a meditation on the meaning of otherness, which goes beyond the constraints of borders to consider the individual, gender and, of course, nationality.
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Bernard Sellin. Two Scottish women on the continent : Janice Galloway's Foreign Parts.. Actes du colloque, Oct 2005, Toulon, France. pp.184-192. ⟨hal-00480222⟩



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