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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
Participating in the reframing of literary studies, Cosmopolitan Fictions identifies, as "cosmopolitan fiction", a genre of global literature that investigates the ethics and politics of complex and multiple belonging. The fictions studied by Katherine Stanton represent and revise the global histories of the past and present, including the... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2013; US$ 48.97
Hauptbeschreibung After decades of research into the role of memory, trauma, and historiography in her work, to say that Toni Morrison's novels deal with the presence of the past may seem like a truism. But the complexity of Morrison's vision originates in her understanding of the nature of this past as both individual and collective. This study... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00
Demonstrates the importance of postcolonial approaches to understanding the literature of the period 1787-1833. Arguing that literature of the Romantic period must be understood in the context of British colonial expansion and imperial rule, this text surveys Romantic literatures role in consolidating Britain as the centre of empire. It highlights... more...
- 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...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 27.99
Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 128.00
Without readers and audiences, viewers and consumers, the postcolonial would be literally unthinkable. And yet, postcolonial critics have historically neglected the modes of reception and consumption that make up the politics, and pleasures of meaning-making during and after empire. Thus, while recent criticism and theory has made large claims for... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 138.95
Terror and the Postcolonial is a major new comparative study of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial theory, literature, and culture. A ground-breaking new study addressing and theorizing the conjunction between postcolonial studies, colonial history, and terrorism through a series of contemporary and historical case studies from... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
The first edited collection to bring ecocritical studies into a necessary dialogue with postcolonial literature, this volume offers rich and suggestive ways to explore the relationship between humans and nature around the globe, drawing from texts from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Pacific Islands and South Asia. Turning to contemporary... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00
In a postcolonial world, where structures of power, hierarchy, and domination operate on a global scale, writers face an ethical and aesthetic dilemma: How to write without contributing to the inscription of inequality? How to process the colonial past without reverting to a pathology of self-disgust? Can literature ever be free of the shame of the... more...