Most popular Literary studies: post-colonial literature books
The most popular Literary studies: post-colonial literature books currently available. Updated weekly.
A sweeping new theory of world literature through a study of Palestinian and Israeli literature from the 1940s to the present.
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.
This book demonstrates a new, interdisciplinary approach to life writing about torture that situates torture firmly within its socio-political context, as opposed to extending the long line of representations written in the idiom of the proverbial dark chamber.
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.
The first collection of essays dedicated to examining the work of John Berger, with cross-cultural contributions from an array of international names.
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.
Postcolonial Poetics is about how we read postcolonial and world literatures today, and about how the structures of that writing shape our reading.
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.
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.
Jinah Kim explores Asian and Asian American texts from 1945 to the present that mourn the loss of those killed by U.S. empire building and militarism in the Pacific, showing how the refusal to heal from imperial violence may help generate a transformative antiracist and decolonial politics.
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.
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.
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. -- .
A beloved actor and famous man-on-the-scene, Alan Cumming takes the reader on a wild journey of pithy and cheeky fun, presenting his real-life stories of debauchery during late night Hollywood parties, behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and hilarious yet poignant memories of his life, family, and friends.
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. -- .
The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations.
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.
Pioneering study offering a `new comparatism' - a new world-systems' approach to the `world' in `world literature'.
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.
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.
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. -- .
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.
No Country argues for a rethinking of the genre of working-class literature. Sonali Perera expands our understanding of of working-class fiction by considering a range of international and non-canonical texts, identifying textual, political, and historical linkages often overlooked by Eurocentric and postcolonial scholarship.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.