A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English
Author: Prem Poddar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780748636020
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English Book Excerpt:

This is the first reference guide to the political, cultural and economic histories that form the subject-matter of postcolonial literatures written in English.The focus of the Companion is principally on the histories of postcolonial literatures in the Anglophone world - Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. There are also long entries discussing the literatures and histories of those further areas that have also claimed the title 'postcolonial', notably Britain, East Asia, Ireland, Latin America and the United States. The Companion contains:* 220 entries written by 150 acknowledged scholars of postcolonial history and literature;* covers major events, ideas, movements, and figures in postcolonial histories* long regional survey essays on historiography and women's histories.Each entry provides a summary of the historical event or topic and bibliographies of postcolonial literary works and histories. Extensive cross-references and indexes enable readers to locate particular literary texts in their relevant historical contexts, as well as to discover related literary texts and histories in other regions with ease. By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the Companion provides an important key to understanding complex contemporary debates about race, colonialism and neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language. Its coverage of events, figures and movements along with political, social, and economic developments makes this indispensable reading for students, teachers and general readers alike.

Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English
Author: Poddar Prem Poddar
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 1474471714
Category: History, Modern
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English Book Excerpt:

This is the first reference guide to the political, cultural and economic histories that form the subject-matter of postcolonial literatures written in English.The focus of the Companion is principally on the histories of postcolonial literatures in the Anglophone world - Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Canada. There are also long entries discussing the literatures and histories of those further areas that have also claimed the title 'postcolonial', notably Britain, East Asia, Ireland, Latin America and the United States. The Companion contains:*220 entries written by 150 acknowledged scholars of postcolonial history and literature;*covers major events, ideas, movements, and figures in postcolonial histories*long regional survey essays on historiography and women's histories. Each entry provides a summary of the historical event or topic and bibliographies of postcolonial literary works and histories. Extensive cross-references and indexes enable readers to locate particular literary texts in their relevant historical contexts, as well as to discover related literary texts and histories in other regions with ease.

Empire and After

Empire and After
Author: Graham MacPhee,Prem Poddar
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781845453206
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire and After Book Excerpt:

Ranging from analyses of contemporary culture, postcolonial writing, political rhetoric and postimperial memory after 9/11, this collection demonstrates that far from being parochial and self-involved, the question of Englishness offers an important avenue for thinking about the politics of national identity.

Literature in English

Literature in English
Author: Dominic Rainsford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 1000062953
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature in English Book Excerpt:

Literature in English: How and Why is an accessible guide for students. It deals with the fundamental concepts of literary form and genre; the history of English-language literature from the medieval period to the present; relations between the study of literature and other disciplines; literary theory; researching a topic; and writing a paper. This new edition contains a brand new chapter which takes literary theory to another level, using it to link literature to the issues that concern us most, whether in our own lives or in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The book has also been fully updated throughout, with significant additions to the introduction and further reading sections. Overall, Literature in English: • Grounds the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems • Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary • Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole • Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools needed to study film within a literature-course framework • Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines • Links literary theory to current global challenges, placing special emphasis on new and evolving approaches such as ecocriticism, new materialism and the spatial turn • Provides extensive guidance on further reading. Written in a clear and engaging style, this is an essential guide for literature students around the world.

Postcolonial Literature

Postcolonial Literature
Author: Dave Gunning
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 0748689818
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Literature Book Excerpt:

Introduces postcolonial literary studies through close readings of a wide range of fiction and poetryThis guide places the literary works themselves at the centre of its discussions, examining how writers from Africa, Australasia, the Caribbean, Canada, Ireland, and South Asia have engaged with the challenges that beset postcolonial societies. Dave Gunning discusses many of the most-studied works of postcolonial literature, from Chinua Achebes Things Fall Apart to Salman Rushdies The Satanic Verses, as well as works by more recent writers like Chris Abani, Tahmima Anam and Shani Mootoo. Each chapter explores a key theme through drawing together works from various times and places. The book concludes with an extensive guide to further reading and tips on how to write about postcolonial literature successfully.Key FeaturesClose analysis of texts including, Sam Selvons The Lonely Londoners, J.M Coetzees Disgrace, Roddy Doyles A Star Called Henry, Shani Mootoos Cereus Blooms at Night, Tsitsi Dangarembgas Nervous Conditions, Zadie Smiths White Teeth, Mohsin Hamids The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Tahmima Anams A Golden Age, Michael Ondaatjes Anils Ghost, and Amitav Ghoshs In an Antique Land, as well as poetry by Derek Walcott, Eavan Boland, Agha Shahid Ali, Chris Abani and others.Discusses important new themes in postcolonial literature including global Islam, postcolonial sexualities and the representation of military conflict.Includes a Chronology, a Guide to Further Reading, and Tips on Writing about Postcolonial Literature.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English
Author: Paul Delaney
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN: 1474400663
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English Book Excerpt:

This collection explores the history and development of the anglophone short story since the beginning of the nineteenth century.

Studying Literature in English

Studying Literature in English
Author: Dominic Rainsford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2014-06-27
ISBN: 1135053170
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studying Literature in English Book Excerpt:

Studying Literature in English provides the ideal point of entry for students of English Literature. This book is an accessible guide for Literature students around the world. This book: Grounds literature and the study of literature throughout by referencing a selection of well-known novels, plays and poems Examines the central questions that readers ask when confronting literary texts, and shows how these make literary theory meaningful and necessary Links British, American and postcolonial literature into a coherent whole Discusses film as literature and provides the basic conceptual tools in order to study film within a literature-course framework Places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity by examining the connections between the study of literature and other disciplines Provides an annotated list of further reading From principal literary genres, periods and theory, to strategies for reading, research and essay-writing, Dominic Rainsford provides an engaging introduction to the most important aspects of studying literature in English. This book is invaluable reading for anyone studying literature in English.

Word Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

Word   Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures
Author: Michael Meyer
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2009-01
ISBN: 9042027436
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Word Image in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures Book Excerpt:

Verbal imagery and visual images as well as the intricate relationships between verbal and visual representations have long shaped the imagination and the practice of intercultural relationships. The contributions to this volume take a fresh look at the ideology of form, especially the gendered and racial implications of the gaze and the voice in various media and intermedial transformations. Analyses of how culturally specific forms of visual and verbal expression are individually understood and manipulated complement reflections on the potential and limitations of representation. The juxtaposition of visual and verbal signifiers explores the gap between them as a space beyond cultural boundaries.Topics treated include: Caliban; English satirical iconotexts; Oriental travel writing and illustration; expatriate description and picturesque illustration of Edinburgh; ethnographic film; African studio photography; South African cartoons; imagery, ekphrasis, and race in South African art and fiction; face and visuality, representation and memory in Asian fiction; Bollywood; Asian historical film; Asian-British pop music; Australian landscape in painting and fiction; indigenous children's fiction from Aotearoa New Zealand, Canada, and the USA; Canadian photography; Native Americans in film.Writers and artists discussed include: Philip Kwame Apagya; the Asian Dub Foundation; Breyten Breytenbach; Richard Burton; Peter Carey; Gurinder Chadha; Daniel Chodowiecki; J.M. Coetzee; Ashutosh Gowariker; Patricia Grace; W. Greatbatch; Hogarth; Francis K. Honny; Jim Jarmusch; Robyn Kahukiwa; Seydou Keita; Thomas King; Vladyana Krykorka; Alfred Kubin; Michael Arvaarluk Kusugak; Kathleen and Michael Lacapa; László Lakner; George Littlechild; Ken Lum; Franz Marc; Zakes Mda; Ketan Mehta; M.I.A. (Maya Arulpragasam); Timothy Mo; William Kent Monkman; Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; John Hamilton Mortimer; Sidney Nolan; Jean Rouch; Salman Rushdie; William Shakespeare; Robert Louis Stevenson; Richard Van C& Zapiro.

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures
Author: Prem Poddar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2011-09-21
ISBN: 9780748644827
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures Book Excerpt:

'Radical, intrepid, compendious, /A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures/, goes far toward restoring 'postcolonialism' to its historical premises by resituating that imperial project in its much changed and still controversial cartographies. It is Marlow's map of the 'heart of darkness' drastically redrawn: what was once the 'vast amount of red,' a 'deuce of a lot of blue,' a 'little green,' those 'smears of orange,' and the 'purple patch,' is here become a dense kaleidoscope that will of necessity rechart the itinerary of students and critical travellers across and around 'continental Europe and its empires.'Barbara Harlow, University of Texas at Austin'The /Companion/ is unique in that it provides a wealth of analysis and information about all European continental powers and their colonies and presents the entire assembly in a wonderful mis-en-scène. It is a 'true' companion that invites trans-cultural readings of trans-cultural literatures.'Walter Mignolo, Duke UniversityThe first reference work to the political, cultural and economic contexts of postcolonial literatures stemming from the empires of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain as well as Latin America and the Philippines Written by recognised scholars the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. They cover European overseas exploration, settlement, colonisation and decolonisation and highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations. Each entry provides a succinct account of an event or topic, as well as suggestions for further reading in literary works and histories.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the Companion provides an important key to understanding complex contemporary debates about race, colonialism and neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and

Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music

Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music
Author: Delia da Sousa Correa
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 0748693130
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music Book Excerpt:

Provides a pioneering interdisciplinary overview of the literature and music of nine centuriesOffers research essays by literary specialists and musicologists that provides access to the best current interdisciplinary scholarship on connections between literature and musicIncludes five historical sections from the Middle Ages to the present, with editorial introductions to enhance understanding of relationships between literature and music in each periodCharts and extends work in this expanding interdisciplinary field to provide an essential resource for researchers with an interest in literature and other mediaBringing together seventy-one newly commissioned original chapters by literary specialists and musicologists, this book presents the most recent interdisciplinary research into literature and music. In five parts, the chapters cover the Middle Ages to the present. The volume introduction and methodology chapters define key concepts for investigating the interdependence of these two art forms and a concluding chapter looks to the future of this interdisciplinary field. An editorial introduction to each historical part explains the main features of the relationships between literature and music in the period and outlines recent developments in scholarship. Contributions represent a multiplicity of approaches: theoretical, contextual and close reading. Case studies reach beyond literature and music to engage with related fields including philosophy, history of science, theatre, broadcast media and popular culture.This trailblazing companion charts and extends the work in this expanding interdisciplinary field and is an essential resource for researchers with an interest in literature and other media.

Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East

Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East
Author: Ball Anna Ball
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN: 1474427715
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to the Postcolonial Middle East Book Excerpt:

This Edinburgh Companion seeks to develop a postcolonial framework for addressing the Middle East. The first collection of essays on this subject, it assembles some of the world's foremost postcolonialists to explore the critical, theoretical and disciplinary possibilities that inquiry into this region opens for postcolonial studies. Throughout its twenty-four chapters, its focus is on literary and cultural critique. It draws on texts and contexts from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries as case studies, and deploys the concept of 'post/colonial modernity' to reveal the enduring impact of colonial and imperial power on the shaping of the region. And it covers a wide and significant range of political, social, and cultural issues in the Middle East during that period - including the heritage of Orientalism in the region; the roots and contemporary branches of the Israel-Palestine conflict; colonial history, state formation and cultures of resistance in Egypt, Turkey, the Maghreb and the wider Arab world; the clash of tradition and modernity in regional and transnational expressions of Islam; the politics of gender and sexuality in the Arab world; the ongoing crises in Libya, Iraq, Iran and Syria; the Arab Spring; and the Middle Eastern refugee crisis in Europe.

Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope

Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope
Author: Frederik Van Dam
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2018-11-14
ISBN: 1474424414
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope Book Excerpt:

Explores the many ways in which Anthony Trollope is being read in the twenty-first centurySince the turn of the century, the Victorian novelist Anthony Trollope has become a central figure in the critical understanding of Victorian literature. By bringing together leading Victorianists with a wide range of interests, this innovative collection of essays involves the reader in new approaches to Trollope's work. The contributors to this volume highlight dimensions that have hitherto received only scant attention and in doing so they aim to draw on the aesthetic capabilities of Trollope's twenty-first-century readers. Instead of reading Trollope's novels as manifestations of social theory, they aim to foster an engagement with a far more broadly theorised literary culture.Key Features:The most innovative collection of original essays on Anthony Trollope to dateEnables the reader to see the direction of Trollope studies and Victorian studies in the twenty-first centurySituates Trollope's work in newly emerging critical contexts, such as media networks and economicsMakes use of pioneering developments in stylistics, ethics, epistemology, and reception history

Edinburgh Companion to Gothic and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to Gothic and the Arts
Author: David Punter
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-08-05
ISBN: 1474432379
Category: Art, Gothic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Gothic and the Arts Book Excerpt:

The Gothic is a contested and complicated phenomenon, extending over many centuries and across all the arts. In The Edinburgh Companion to the Gothic and the Arts, the range of essays run from medieval architecture and design to contemporary gaming and internet fiction; from classical painting to the modern novel; from ballet and dance to contemporary Goth music. The contributors include many of the best-known critics of the Gothic (e.g., Hogle, Punter, Spooner, Bruhm) as well as newer names such as Kirk and Round. The editor has put all these contributors in touch with each other in the preparation of their essays in order to ensure the maximum benefit to the reader by producing a well-integrated book which will prove much more than a collection of disparate essays, but rather a distinctive contribution to a field.

Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts

Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts
Author: Roxana Preda
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1474429181
Category: Modernism (Art)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts Book Excerpt:

Showcases Ezra Pound's close involvement with the arts throughout his careerThe present volume of new, interdisciplinary scholarship investigates the arts with which Pound had a lifelong interaction including architecture, ballet, cinema, music, painting, photography and sculpture. Divided into 5 historically and thematically arranged sections, the 28 chapters foreground the shifting significance of art forms throughout Pound's life which he spent in London, Paris, Rapallo and Washington. The Companion maps Pound's practices of engagement with the arts, deepening areas of study that have recently emerged, such as his musical compositions. At the same time, it opens up new fields, particularly Pound's interaction with the performing arts: opera, dance, and cinema. The volume demonstrates overall that Ezra Pound was no mere spectator of the modernist revolution in the arts; rather he was an agent of change, a doer and promoter who also had a deep emotional response to the arts.Key Features: The first book to gather together all the different aspects of the subject of Pound and the artsChapters are devoted to topics never covered before: (cinema; political anarchism; early music; Agnes Bedford; the artists Munch, Lekakis, Martinelli, Frampton) Presents the ways Pound's interests and activities in the arts change over time in a continuous story, from his beginnings to his old ageIncludes portraits of friendships and short biographies of artists connected to Pound, showing his personal impact in the arts world

Postcolonial Literature

Postcolonial Literature
Author: Justin D. Edwards
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008-06-25
ISBN: 1137021500
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postcolonial Literature Book Excerpt:

This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, is discussed to illustrate the themes and concepts essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry
Author: Jahan Ramazani
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-02-27
ISBN: 1107090717
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry Book Excerpt:

This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.

The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature

The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature
Author: L. Loh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 1137314613
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature Book Excerpt:

By situating a range of contemporary literary texts against the backdrop of the legacies of a vast rural network of empire, this book collectively critiques not only the rural heritage industry of the 1980s in Britain but also the effect of neocolonial globalisation on postcolonial rural spaces.

Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas

Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas
Author: M. Keown,D. Murphy,J. Procter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2009-01-15
ISBN: 0230232787
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparing Postcolonial Diasporas Book Excerpt:

Bringing together a group of intellectuals from a number of disciplines, this collection breaks new ground within the field of postcolonial diaspora studies, moving beyond the Anglophone bias of much existing scholarship by investigating comparative links between a range of Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Neerlandophone cultural contexts.

Reading Elizabeth Bishop

Reading Elizabeth Bishop
Author: Ellis Jonathan Ellis
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1474421350
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Elizabeth Bishop Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive and original guide to Elizabeth Bishop's poetry and other writing, including literary criticism and prose fictionCelebrating Elizabeth Bishop as an international writer with allegiances to various countries and national traditions, this collection of essays explores how Bishop moves between literal geographies like Nova Scotia, New England, Key West and Brazil and more philosophical categories like home and elsewhere, human and animal, insider and outsider. The book covers all aspects and periods of the author's career, from her early writing in the 1930s to the late poems finished after Geography III and those works published after her death. It also examines how Bishop's work has been read and reinterpreted by contemporary writers. Key FeaturesProvides a companion to Bishop's entire artistic oeuvre, including letter writing, literary criticism and short story writingOffers a sustained consideration of Bishop's identity politics, including the role of raceStudies Bishop's influence on contemporary culture

Jacques Ranciere Aesthetics Politics Philosophy

Jacques Ranciere  Aesthetics  Politics  Philosophy
Author: Robson Mark Robson
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2019-08-07
ISBN: 1474472125
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jacques Ranciere Aesthetics Politics Philosophy Book Excerpt:

'Aesthetics is not the fateful capture of art by philosophy. It is not the catastrophic overflow of art into politics. It is the originary knot that ties a sense of art to an idea of thought and an idea of the community.'Jacques RanciereThis special issue of Paragraph brings together new essays on the work of Jacques Ranciere by thinkers from a range of disciplines and critical perspectives. In particular, the contributors address topics such as politics, aesthetics, education, literature, historiography, community and the end of philosophy. The volume includes a new piece by Jacques Ranciere.Published as a special issue of the journal Paragraph (28:1)