Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen


About Wenche Ommundsen

Wenche Ommundsen is Research Professor at the University of Wollongong and Visiting Professor at Wuhan University. She has published widely on multicultural and diasporic literatures and is currently editing a special, multilingual issue of Australian Literary Studies featuring the history of Australian writing in ten languages other than English.   


Articles about Wenche Ommundsen

Articles by Wenche Ommundsen

Worlds at Home: on Sneja Gunew

'It is, then, at the interface of the post-multicultural and the neo-cosmopolitan that Gunew locates her project, aimed at opening up a different engagement with a world in which older models for imagining the relationship between the local, the national and the global have lost currency. In calling her project pedagogical she clearly indicates its ambition: to teach new ways of looking at cross-cultural and global relations. However, she also insists that she has no intention of telling readers what to think. Hers is a ‘stammering pedagogy’, a tentative process ‘suggesting differences without providing comprehensive answers’. Her method involves forms of denaturalisation or estrangement as means to ‘enable receptivity to other ways of “being at home in the world”’.'

Wenche Ommundsen