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Most popular Literary studies: post-colonial literature books

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.
Postcolonial Grief: The Afterlives of the Pacific Wars in the Americas
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.
Literary and Non-literary Responses Towards 9/11: South Asia and Beyond
Witnessing Torture: Perspectives of Torture Survivors and Human Rights Workers
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: 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.
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.
Alienation and Freedom
Translation of: aEcrits sur l'aliaenation et la libertae.
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.
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. -- .
Theatre and Empire
The historical age of empires may be over, but empire, as an idea, continues to exercise a hold over our imaginations.
You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures
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.
Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture
Writing Gender, Writing Nation: Women's Fiction in Post-Independence India
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Jamia Millia Islamia (India), 2018, titled Writing gender, writing nation: a critical study of select women's fiction in post-independence India.
York Notes Companions Postcolonial Literature
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. -- .
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.
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.
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.
Shakespeare's Literary Lives: The Author as Character in Fiction and Film
In this book, Franssen investigates the appearance of Shakespeare as a character in later literary genres, periods and cultures, analysing the political and cultural implications. It will appeal to students of Shakespeare, the novel, film studies, literary reception and creative writing. Taking an international perspective, it will also appeal to readers outside the Anglophone world.
No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization
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.
Microeconomic Mode: Political Subjectivity in Contemporary Popular Aesthetics
Literature, film, and television have become obsessed with the intersection of survival and choice. Jane Elliott analyzes this new and distinctive aesthetic phenomenon, which she calls the microeconomic mode, through close readings that show how an aesthetics of choice has reshaped contemporary understanding of what it means to be human.
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
Forget English!: Orientalisms and World Literatures
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.
Writing After Postcolonialism: Francophone North African Literature in Transition
Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature
Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe
Afropolitanism and the Novel: De-realizing Africa
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
Can the Subaltern Speak?: Reflections on the History of an Idea
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.
Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French
This book explores the 'colonial fortune' in light of contemporary concerns with issues of fate, economics, legacy, and debt and the persistence of the colonial in today's political and cultural conversation.
Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India
Describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and its function as an effective form of political control