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- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
This book offers an original and informed critique of a widespread yet often misunderstood condition ? nostalgia, a pervasive human emotion connecting people across national and historical as well as personal boundaries. Often seen as merely escapist, nostalgia also offers solace and self-understanding for those displaced by the larger movements of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 710.00
Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95
This powerful selection of essays proposes practices of reading and criticism to make the field of postcolonial studies more fully attentive to historical circumstances and socio-material conditions. Benita Parry points to 'directions and dead ends' in the discipline she has helped to shape, with a first series of essays vigorously challenging colonial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95
In Shakespeare?s Tempest, Caliban says to Miranda and Prospero: "...you taught me language, and my profit on?t Is, I know how to curse. " With this statement, he gives voice to an issue that lies at the centre of post-colonial studies. Can Caliban own Prospero?s language? Can he use it to do more than curse? Caliban?s Voice... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 49.99
Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects and put to new uses. In this collection of essays, international scholars debate the relationship between the culture of Greece and Rome and the changes that have followed the end of colonial empires. - ;Classical material was... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 34.99
One of the main strengths of the book is the diversity of voices it makes available through quotation, allusion and cross-reference, which in itself is a vital contribution to existing representations of the sheer wealth of postcolonial poetry in English. - The Times Higher Education Supplement;...a gem that should be available for both undergraduate... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00
The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Král takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00
Through close examinations of manuscript diaries, diary publications, and diaries in fiction, this book explores how the diary's construction of time and space made it an invaluable and uniquely effective vehicle for the dominant discourses of the period. Rebecca Steinitz also explains how such a vast and varied genre evolved into the feminine, emotive,... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers,... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 27.99
Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for people living on the colonial periphery. Saikat Majumdar suggests that this impoverished affective experience of colonial modernity significantly shapes... more...