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Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

1st Edition

David Attwell, Annalisa Pes, Susanna Zinato
May 14, 2019

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature provides a new and wide-ranging appraisal of shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English. Bringing together young and established voices in postcolonial studies, these essays tackle shame and racism, shame and agency, shame and...

Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public

Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public

1st Edition

May Hawas
April 16, 2019

Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public engages with postcolonial and world literature approaches to examine the worldly imaginary of the novel genre and assert the political imperative to teaching world literature. How does canonising world literature relate to...

Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing

Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing

1st Edition

Anne Brewster, Sue Kossew
March 14, 2019

This book is the first to examine gender and violence in Australian literature. It argues that literary texts by Australian women writers offer unique ways of understanding the social problem of gendered violence, bringing this often private and suppressed issue into the public sphere. It draws on...

A Century of Encounters: Writing the Other in Arab North Africa

A Century of Encounters: Writing the Other in Arab North Africa

1st Edition

Tanja Stampfl
February 13, 2019

A Century of Encounters analyzes Arab, American, and European literary depictions of self and other as they interact with each other in Arab North Africa throughout the twentieth century and introduces the trope of the encounter as a lens through which to read contemporary world literature...

Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels

Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels

1st Edition

Marijke Denger
December 14, 2018

Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels focuses on four highly acclaimed publications in order to argue for a new understanding of community and its ethical framework in recent literary texts. Traditionally, community has been understood to...

The Body, Desire and Storytelling in Novels by J. M. Coetzee

The Body, Desire and Storytelling in Novels by J. M. Coetzee

1st Edition

Olfa Belgacem
October 17, 2018

Asserting that Coetzee’s representation of the body as subject to dismemberment counters the colonial representation of the other’s body as exotic and erotically-charged, this study inspects the ambivalence pertaining to Coetzee’s embodied representation of the other and reveals the risks that come...

Marxism, Postcolonial Theory, and the Future of Critique: Critical Engagements with Benita Parry

Marxism, Postcolonial Theory, and the Future of Critique: Critical Engagements with Benita Parry

1st Edition

Sharae Deckard, Rashmi Varma
August 22, 2018

Using the aesthetic and political concerns of Parry’s oeuvre as a touchstone, this book explores new directions for postcolonial studies, Marxist literary criticism, and world literature in the contemporary moment, seeking to re-imagine the field, and alongside it, new possibilities for left...

Popular Postcolonialisms: Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture

Popular Postcolonialisms: Discourses of Empire and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Nadia Atia, Kate Houlden
July 03, 2018

Drawing together the insights of postcolonial scholarship and cultural studies, Popular Postcolonialisms questions the place of ‘the popular’ in the postcolonial paradigm. Multidisciplinary in focus, this collection explores the extent to which popular forms are infused with colonial logics, and...

Anglo-American Imperialism and the Pacific: Discourses of Encounter

Anglo-American Imperialism and the Pacific: Discourses of Encounter

1st Edition

Michelle Keown, Andrew Taylor, Mandy Treagus
May 17, 2018

This interdisciplinary collection explores the confluence of American and British (neo)imperalism in the Pacific, as represented in various forms of Pacific discourse including literature, ethnography, film, painting, autobiography, journalism, and environmental discourse. It investigates the...

Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market

Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market

1st Edition

Caroline Koegler
March 26, 2018

Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of...

Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance

Postcolonial Custodianship: Cultural and Literary Inheritance

1st Edition

Filippo Menozzi
February 06, 2018

This book engages with current developments in postcolonial research, exploring notions of cultural transmission, tradition and modernity, authenticity, cross-cultural aesthetics and postcolonial ethics. The author considers the ethical responsibility of the postcolonial intellectual, enhancing our...

The Future of Postcolonial Studies

The Future of Postcolonial Studies

1st Edition

Chantal Zabus
February 06, 2018

The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their...

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