2012-11-16

India in Britain

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  • Full Title : India in Britain
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230392725
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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Moving away from orthodox narratives of the Raj and British presence in India, this book examines the significance of the networks and connections that South Asians established on British soil. Looking at the period 1858-1950, it presents readings of cultural history and points to the urgent need to open up the parameters of this field of study.


2019-06-27

Taking Up Space

By Chelsea Kwakye,Ore Ogunbiyi
  • Full Title : Taking Up Space
  • Author : Chelsea Kwakye,Ore Ogunbiyi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1529119030
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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2019-11-15

Locating African European Studies

By Felipe Espinoza Garrido,Caroline Koegler,Deborah Nyangulu,Mark U Stein
  • Full Title : Locating African European Studies
  • Author : Felipe Espinoza Garrido,Caroline Koegler,Deborah Nyangulu,Mark U Stein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 042995686X
  • Pages : 340
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on a rich lineage of anti-discriminatory scholarship, art, and activism, Locating African European Studies engages with contemporary and historical African European formations, positionalities, politics, and cultural productions in Europe. Locating African European Studies reflects on the meanings, objectives, and contours of this field. Twenty-six activists, academics, and artists cover a wide range of topics, engaging with processes of affiliation, discrimination, and resistance. They negotiate the methodological foundations of the field, explore different meanings and politics of ‘African’ and ‘European’, and investigate African European representations in literature, film, photography, art, and other media. In three thematic sections, the book focusses on: African European social and historical formations African European cultural production Decolonial academic practice Locating African European Studies features innovative transdisciplinary research, and will be of interest to students and scholars of various fields, including Black Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, African American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies, African Studies, History, and Social Sciences.


2018-07-04

Popular Postcolonialisms

By Nadia Atia,Kate Houlden
  • Full Title : Popular Postcolonialisms
  • Author : Nadia Atia,Kate Houlden
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 1317299019
  • Pages : 276
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  • Language : English
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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 whether they can be employed by those advocating for change. It considers a range of fiction, film, and non-hegemonic cultural forms, engaging with topics such as environmental change, language activism, and cultural imperialism alongside analysis of figures like Tarzan and Frankenstein. Building on the work of cultural theorists, it asks whether the popular is actually where elite conceptions of the world may best be challenged. It also addresses middlebrow cultural production, which has tended to be seen as antithetical to radical traditions, asking whether this might, in fact, form an unlikely realm from which to question, critique, or challenge colonial tropes. Examining the ways in which the imprint of colonial history is in evidence (interrogated, mythologized or sublimated) within popular cultural production, this book raises a series of speculative questions exploring the interrelation of the popular and the postcolonial.


2002-09-26

The Postcolonial Exotic

By Graham Huggan
  • Full Title : The Postcolonial Exotic
  • Author : Graham Huggan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134576978
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Travel writing, it has been said, helped produce the rest of the world for a Western audience. Could the same be said more recently of postcolonial writing? In The Postcolonial Exotic, Graham Huggan examines some of the processes by which value is attributed to postcolonial works within their cultural field. Using varied methods of analysis, Huggan discusses both the exoticist discourses that run through postcolonial studies, and the means by which postcolonial products are marketed and domesticated for Western consumption. Global in scope, the book takes in everything from: * the latest 'Indo-chic' to the history of the Heinemann African Writers series * from the celebrity stakes of the Booker Prize to those of the US academic star-system *from Canadian multicultural anthologies to Australian 'tourist novels'. This timely and challenging volume points to the urgent need for a more carefully grounded understanding of the processes of production, dissemination and consumption that have surrounded the rapid development of the postcolonial field.


2019-11-07

Brave New Words

By Susheila Nasta
  • Full Title : Brave New Words
  • Author : Susheila Nasta
  • Publisher : Myriad Editions
  • ISBN Code : 191240821X
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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Fifteen specially commissioned essays from distinguished authors explore the place of the writer, past and present, the value of critical thinking, and the power of the written word. Their work articulates ‘brave new words’ at the heart of battles against limitations on fundamental rights of citizenship, the closure of national borders, fake news, and an increasing reluctance to engage with critical democratic debate. Contributors include Eva Hoffman, Romesh Gunesekera, Githa Hariharan, James Kelman, Tabish Khair, Kei Miller, Blake Morrison, Mukoma wa Ngugi, Hsiao-Hung Pai, Olumide Popoola, Shivanee Ramlochan, Bina Shah, Raja Shehadeh and Marina Warner.


2020-09-07

Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures

By Stefan Helgesson,Birgit Neumann,Gabriele Rippl
  • Full Title : Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures
  • Author : Stefan Helgesson,Birgit Neumann,Gabriele Rippl
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110583186
  • Pages : 589
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures is the first globally comprehensive attempt to chart the rich field of world literatures in English. Part I navigates different usages of the term ‘world literature’ from an historical point of view. Part II discusses a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to world literature. This is also where the handbook’s conceptualisation of ‘Anglophone world literatures’ – in the plural – is developed and interrogated in juxtaposition with proximate fields of inquiry such as postcolonialism, translation studies, memory studies and environmental humanities. Part III charts sociological approaches to Anglophone world literatures, considering their commodification, distribution, translation and canonisation on the international book market. Part IV, finally, is dedicated to the geographies of Anglophone world literatures and provides sample interpretations of literary texts written in English.


2020-11-13

Black British Women's Theatre

By Nicola Abram
  • Full Title : Black British Women's Theatre
  • Author : Nicola Abram
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030514595
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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This book marks a significant methodological shift in studies of black British women’s theatre: it looks beyond published plays to the wealth of material held in archives of various kinds, from national repositories and themed collections to individuals’ personal papers. It finds there a cache of unpublished manuscripts and production recordings distinctive for their non-naturalistic aesthetics. Close analysis of selected works identifies this as an intersectional feminist creative practice. Chapters focus on five theatre companies and artists, spanning several decades: Theatre of Black Women (1982-1988), co-founded by Booker Prize-winning writer Bernardine Evaristo; Munirah Theatre Company (1983-1991); Black Mime Theatre Women’s Troop (1990-1992); Zindika; and SuAndi. The book concludes by reflecting on the politics of representation, with reference to popular postmillennial playwright debbie tucker green. Drawing on new interviews with the playwrights/practitioners and their peers, this book assembles a rich, interconnected, and occasionally corrective history of black British women’s creativity. By reproducing 22 facsimile images of flyers, production programmes, photographs and other ephemera, Black British Women’s Theatre: Intersectionality, Archives, Aesthetics not only articulates a hidden history but allows its readers their own encounter with the fragile record of this vibrant past.


2019-11-15

Locating African European Studies

By Felipe Espinoza Garrido,Caroline Koegler,Deborah Nyangulu,Mark U Stein
  • Full Title : Locating African European Studies
  • Author : Felipe Espinoza Garrido,Caroline Koegler,Deborah Nyangulu,Mark U Stein
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 042995686X
  • Pages : 340
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Drawing on a rich lineage of anti-discriminatory scholarship, art, and activism, Locating African European Studies engages with contemporary and historical African European formations, positionalities, politics, and cultural productions in Europe. Locating African European Studies reflects on the meanings, objectives, and contours of this field. Twenty-six activists, academics, and artists cover a wide range of topics, engaging with processes of affiliation, discrimination, and resistance. They negotiate the methodological foundations of the field, explore different meanings and politics of ‘African’ and ‘European’, and investigate African European representations in literature, film, photography, art, and other media. In three thematic sections, the book focusses on: African European social and historical formations African European cultural production Decolonial academic practice Locating African European Studies features innovative transdisciplinary research, and will be of interest to students and scholars of various fields, including Black Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, African American Studies, Diaspora Studies, Postcolonial Studies, African Studies, History, and Social Sciences.


2011-05-27

Intermodernism

By Kristin Bluemel
  • Full Title : Intermodernism
  • Author : Kristin Bluemel
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748688560
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.


2013-09-12

The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

By Graham Huggan
  • Full Title : The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies
  • Author : Graham Huggan
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191662410
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the latest scholarship in postcolonial studies, while also considering possible future developments in the field. Original chapters written by a worldwide team of contritbuors are organised into five cross-referenced sections, 'The Imperial Past', 'The Colonial Present', 'Theory and Practice', 'Across the Disciplines', and 'Across the World'. The chapters offer both country-specific and comparative approaches to current issues, offering a wide range of new and interesting perspectives. The Handbook reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of postcolonial studies and reiterates its continuing relevance to the study of both the colonial past, in its multiple manifestations, and the contemporary globalized world. Taken together, these essays, the dialogues they pursue, and the editorial comments that surround them constitute nothing less than a blueprint for the future of a much-contested but intellectually vibrant and politically engaged field.


2015-03-10

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

By M. Keith Booker
  • Full Title : Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
  • Author : M. Keith Booker
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 161069936X
  • Pages : 377
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards


2009-10-02

Before Windrush

By Pallavi Rastogi,Jocelyn Fenton Stitt
  • Full Title : Before Windrush
  • Author : Pallavi Rastogi,Jocelyn Fenton Stitt
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443815225
  • Pages : 230
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  • Language : English
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Before Windrush: Recovering an Asian and Black Literary Heritage within Britain is an important intervention in the growing field of Black British literary studies. Composed of essays on non-white writers living in, or writing about, Britain in the period before the post-WW II wave of immigration, the anthology testifies to the existence of a British nation that has been multiracial and multicultural for centuries. Through an analysis of well-known figures such as Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, C. L. R. James, and Mulk Raj Anand as well as forgotten writers such as Helena Wells, Lucy Peacock, Olive Christian Malvery, Bhagvat Singh Jee, T. B. Pandian, and Lao She among others, the essays in Before Windrush shed light on an understudied aspect of Britain: its racial and ethnic complexity during the colonial period. The authors discussed here, whose work originates in and borrows from Romantic, Victorian, and Modernist conventions, challenge the implicit whiteness of English writing by showing the literary legacy of the Asian and black presence in Britain. Before Windrush places this hidden literary history of Asian and black literature within the social and cultural contexts of its British production. Contributors include Julie Codell, Pallavi Rastogi, W. F. Santiago-Valles, Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Michelle Taylor, Stoyan Tchaprazov, Margaret Trenta, and Anne Witchard.


2014-12-29

Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama

By Mary Brewer,Deirdre Osborne
  • Full Title : Modern and Contemporary Black British Drama
  • Author : Mary Brewer,Deirdre Osborne
  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • ISBN Code : 1137506296
  • Pages : 252
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  • Language : English
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This indispensable overview of modern black British drama spans seven decades of distinctive playwriting from the 1950s to the present. Interweaving social and cultural context with close critical analysis of key dramatists' plays, leading scholars explore how these dramatists have created an enduring, transformative and diverse cultural presence.


2006-10-31

A Black British Canon?

By G. Low,M. Wynne-Davies
  • Full Title : A Black British Canon?
  • Author : G. Low,M. Wynne-Davies
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 023062569X
  • Pages : 213
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  • Language : English
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This much-needed collection examines the formation of a black British canon including writers, dramatists, film-makers and artists. Contributors including John McLeod, Michael McMillan, Mike Phillips and Alison Donnell discuss the textual, political and cultural history of black British and the term 'black British' itself.


2017-08-21

Finance, Terror, and Science on Stage

By Kerstin Frank,Caroline Lusin
  • Full Title : Finance, Terror, and Science on Stage
  • Author : Kerstin Frank,Caroline Lusin
  • Publisher : Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3823391429
  • Pages : 275
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  • Language : English
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This collection of essays examines the contribution of British plays to key social, political, and intellectual debates since 2000. It explores some of the most pressing concerns that have dominated the public discourse in Britain in the last decade, focusing on their representation in dramatic texts. Each essay provides an in-depth analysis of one play, assessing its particular contribution to the debate in question. The book aims to show how contemporary drama has developed unique ways to present the complexities and ambiguities of certain issues with aesthetic as well as emotional appeal.


2019-08-07

Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English

By Poddar Prem Poddar
  • Full Title : Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English
  • Author : Poddar Prem Poddar
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1474471714
  • Pages : 688
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  • Language : English
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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.


2014-03-20

Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s

By Aleks Sierz
  • Full Title : Modern British Playwriting: The 1990s
  • Author : Aleks Sierz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1408129280
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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British theatre of the 1990s witnessed an explosion of new talent and presented a new sensibility that sent shockwaves through audiences and critics. What produced this change, the context from which the work emerged, the main playwrights and plays, and the influence they had on later work are freshly evaluated in this important new study in Methuen Drama's Decades of Modern British Playwriting series. The 1990s volume provides a detailed study by four scholars of the work of four of the major playwrights who emerged and had a significant impact on British theatre: Sarah Kane (by Catherine Rees), Anthony Neilson (Patricia Reid), Mark Ravenhill (Graham Saunders) and Philip Ridley (Aleks Sierz). Essential for students of Theatre Studies, the series of six decadal volumes provides a critical survey and study of the theatre produced from the 1950s to 2009. Each volume features a critical analysis of the work of four key playwrights besides other theatre work, together with an extensive commentary on the period. Readers will understand the works in their contexts and be presented with fresh research material and a reassessment from the perspective of the twenty-first century. This is an authoritative and stimulating reassessment of British playwriting in the 1990s.


2020-01-30

A Literary Anthropology of Migration and Belonging

By Cicilie Fagerlid,Michelle A. Tisdel
  • Full Title : A Literary Anthropology of Migration and Belonging
  • Author : Cicilie Fagerlid,Michelle A. Tisdel
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030347966
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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This collection pushes migration and "the minor" to the fore of literary anthropology. What happens when authors who thematize their “minority” background articulate notions of belonging, self, and society in literature? The contributors use “interface ethnography” and “fieldwork on foot” to analyze a broad selection of literature and processes of dialogic engagement. The chapters discuss German-speaking Herta Müller’s perpetual minority status in Romania; Bengali-Scottish Bashabi Fraser and the potentiality of poetry; vagrant pastoralism and “heritagization” in Puglia, Italy; the self-representation of European Muslims post 9/11 in Zeshan Shakar’s acclaimed Norwegian novel; the autobiographical narratives of Loveleen Rihel Brenna and the artist collective Queendom in Norway; the “immigrant” as a permanent guest in Spanish-language children’s literature; and Slovenian roots-searching in Argentina. This anthology examines the generative and transformative potentials of storytelling, while illustrating that literary anthropology is well equipped to examine the multiple contexts that literature engages. Chapter 4 of this book is available open access under a CC By 4.0 license at link.springer.com.


2015-07-24

Handbook of Intermediality

By Gabriele Rippl
  • Full Title : Handbook of Intermediality
  • Author : Gabriele Rippl
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN Code : 3110311070
  • Pages : 701
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  • Language : English
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This handbook offers students and researchers compact orientation in their study of intermedial phenomena in Anglophone literary texts and cultures by introducing them to current academic debates, theoretical concepts and methodologies. By combining theory with text analysis and contextual anchoring, it introduces students and scholars alike to a vast field of research which encompasses concepts such as intermediality, multi- and plurimediality, intermedial reference, transmediality, ekphrasis, as well as related concepts such as visual culture, remediation, adaptation, and multimodality, which are all discussed in connection with literary examples. Hence each of the 30 contributions spans both a theoretical approach and concrete analysis of literary texts from different centuries and different Anglophone cultures.