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Ethnic minority literature in Lithuania: between academic multiculturalism and public nationalism

Minority literature studies have a long and diverse history. Since its establishment nearly 25 years ago in the Western academia as well as in the public discourse in the West, it has been accompanied by the critique of the Western Canon in light of liberal pluralism. This critique has led to many revisions of the curriculum, which later provoked a conservative response (especially in the US) and, as some critics claim, minority literature has ended up in a kind of cultural “reservation area”. However, it has been developing as a field of research and, as we can see from the reemergence of conferences and projects on the subject, it is still a hot topic. […]