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  • Classics in Post-Colonial Worldsby Lorna Hardwick; Carol Gillespie

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Postcolonial Poetry in Englishby Rajeev S. Patke

    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...

  • Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literatureby Françoise Král

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Time, Space, and Gender in the Nineteenth-Century British Diaryby Rebecca Steinitz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    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...

  • Empire Writingby Elleke Boehmer

    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...

  • Prose of the Worldby Saikat Majumdar

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    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...