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The most popular Literary studies: post-colonial literature books currently available. Updated weekly.
Makers of Worlds, Readers of Signs: Israeli and Palestinian Literature of the Global Contemporary
A sweeping new theory of world literature through a study of Palestinian and Israeli literature from the 1940s to the present.
Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction
Focusing on the sexualized violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy - including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters - this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbo, Hakan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid.
Literary and Non-literary Responses Towards 9/11: South Asia and Beyond
Global Matters: The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies
Global Matters provides a concise, informative overview of theoretical, critical, and curricular issues driving the transnational turn in literary studies and how these issues have come to dominate contemporary global fiction as well.
Jar of Wild Flowers: Essays in Celebration of John Berger
The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array of international names.
Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History
Unavailable until now, these eight lectures delivered by Stuart Hall in 1983 at the University of Illinois introduced North American audiences to the intellectual history of British cultural studies while simultaneously presenting Hall's original engagements with the theoretical positions that contributed to the formation of cultural studies.
Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies: A Critical Anthology
Early Modern Black Diaspora Studies brings into conversation two fields-Early Modern Studies and Black Studies-that traditionally have had little to say to each other.
Postcolonial Poetics: 21st-Century Critical Readings
Postcolonial Poetics is about how we read postcolonial and world literatures today, and about how the structures of that writing shape our reading.
Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South
Positions novels about dictators as a vital genre in the literatures of the Global South. Primarily identified with Latin America, the dictator novel also has under acknowledged importance in the postcolonial literatures of francophone and anglophone Africa. This book is the first extensive comparative analysis of these traditions.
Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.
Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation
Why is the nation in a postcolonial world so often seen as a motherland? Stories of women is a pathbreaking study of the perenially fascinating relationship between foundational fictions of the nation and gendered images. The book focuses critically on postcolonial spaces ranging from West Africa to India. -- .
Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel
This Companion provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape.
Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture
After Said: Postcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century
This book captures the essence of Said's intellectual and political contribution, as well as his extensive impact. It aims to reorient imperial studies back to capital, class, and politics. It will be a key resource for students, graduates and instructors studying postcolonial literary theory and the works of Edward Said.
Writing Gender, Writing Nation: Women's Fiction in Post-Independence India
Living Days
The demented romance between an elderly white woman and a British-Jamaican boy, comes to horrific climax as white supremacy and class conflict collide on the streets of London.
Gender and Colonial Space
This is an analysis of the complex relationship between social relations and spatial relations. It sets out a new direction for postcolonial theory, and draws on analysis of a wide range of literary and non-literary texts to illustrate its new more materialist approach. -- .
Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea
Theatre and Empire
The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations.
Kazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch: Bending Facts in Unreliable and Unnatural Narration
This book examines unreliable narration in novels by Kazuo Ishiguro and Max Frisch. It offers new perspectives on the two authors' uvre and on narrative unreliability as a narratological concept. It demarcates unreliable narration from related phenomena, such as unnatural narration, and points out similarities in Ishiguro's and Frisch's work.
Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies
Demonstrates the ways post colonial studies has adapted Bourdieu's sociology of literature to examine the institutions that structure the creation, dissemination, and reception of world literature; the foundational values of postcolonialism as a field and its sometimes ambivalent relationship to the popular; and more.
Frantz Fanon, Postcolonialism and the Ethics of Difference
This book underscores the ethical dimension of Fanon's work by focusing on the interplay of language, gender and colonial politics, by discussing the implication of the medical and psychiatric establishment in the institution of colonialism and by assessing the importance of existential phenomenology in Fanon's project of decolonisation. -- .
Reviewing the South: The Literary Marketplace and the Southern Renaissance, 1920-1941
A new take on the origins of the Southern Literary Renaissance, Reviewing the South shows how book reviewing played a vital role in shaping an image of the South in the American national consciousness during the interwar years.
Meatless Days: Introduction by the winner of the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Kamila Shamsie
'Some of the more heart-shaking writing about love and grief I've ever read' Kamila Shamsie, from the introductionMeatless Days is a searing memoir of life in the newly-created country of Pakistan. When sudden and shocking tragedies hit the author's family two years apart, her personal crisis spirals into a wider meditation on universal questions: about being a woman when you're too busy being a mother or a sister or a wife to consider your own womanhood; about how it feels to begin life in a new language; about how our lives are changed by the people that leave them. This is a heart-breaking, hopeful and profound book that will get under your skin.'Extraordinary..., as an evocation of family love, with all its sharpness, pain and need, Meatless Days is almost faultless' New Statesman
Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole
Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion
Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing
Eastern African Literatures: Towards an Aesthetics of Proximity
The book offers an overview of Eastern African writing in English since the mid-twentieth century. It shows how proximate modes of literary communication, arising out of residual but vibrant traditions of oral communication, blend with contemporary media to produce hybrid genres of proximity specific to Eastern African literary production.
World Literature and Dissent
Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being
In the chaos of early 199s Russia, a paralyzed veteran's wife and stepdaughter conceal the Soviet Union's collapse from him in order to keep him-and his pension-alive, until it turns out the tough old man has other plans. Olga Slavnikova's The Man Who Couldn't Die is an instant classic of post-Soviet Russian literature.
Quince Duncan's Weathered Men and The Four Mirrors: Two Novels of Afro-Costa Rican Identity
The book will be invaluable for those eager to develop further their background in Afro-Latin American literature, and it will enable students and faculty members in other fields such as comparative literature to engage with the burgeoning area of Afro-Latin American literary studies.
David Foster Wallace: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations
Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature in Transition
Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature
Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore
Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe
Graphic Narratives and the Mythological Imagination in India
South African Gothic: Anxiety and Creative Dissent in the Post-apartheid Imagination and Beyond
The first book-length study of its kind, South African Gothic maps the poetics, origins and functions of an underexplored Gothic tradition in South African literary imaginaries.
Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.
Caribbean Poetics: Toward an Aesthetic of West Indian Literature
In the House of the Interpreter: A Memoir
While Ngugi enjoys scouting trips, chess tournaments and reading about Biggles at the prestigious Alliance School near Nairobi, things are changing at home. He arrives back for his first visit since starting school to find his house razed to the ground and the entire village moved up the road closer to a guard checkpoint.
Postcolonial Life Narratives: Testimonial Transactions
Postcolonial Life Narrative traces the long and vibrant tradition of autobiographical writing in colonial and postcolonial literatures. Drawing together a selection of topics and texts from Africa, the Caribbean, Africa, North America, and India, it encourages readers to take a more expansive and innovative approach to this emerging field.
Postcolonial Theories
Postcolonial theory is a prominent approach in English Studies today. This introductory guide presents both the theory and practice to students in accessible and attractive ways. It includes contextualised discussion of a range of influential theorists, and applies postcolonial theory to a variety of key literary texts.
Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form
However, this attention to poetics is not intended to replace political engagement, and, rather than privileging the literary at the expense of the political, this volume analyses how texts use genre and form to offer multiple distinct ways of responding to political and historical questions.
Memoir and Identity in Welsh Patagonia: Voices from a Settler Community in Argentina
The tensions and ambivalences emerging from four memoirs written in Welsh and Spanish by Welsh Patagonians towards the end of the twentieth century are explored, to foreground a broader panorama of what it means to be a Welsh descendant in Patagonia in a modern Argentine context.
Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction
This seminal work now available in a 15th anniversary edition with a new preface is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory.
Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing: Literary Sites of Memory
This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954-62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematising the extent to which these literary `sites of memory' provide appropriate spaces of consensus for hitherto competing memories of the war.
Shakespeare in the Global South: Stories of Oceans Crossed in Contemporary Adaptation