Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory

Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Post-Colonial Theory

by Deborah L. Madsen
     
 

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American and European scholars focus post-colonial theory on ethnic literature of the US and of political regions significantly influenced by US political or cultural imperialism. Among their topics are literature of immigration and assimilation, writing migrations in Puerto Rico, border crossings in Filipino American literature, African American travel writing,

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American and European scholars focus post-colonial theory on ethnic literature of the US and of political regions significantly influenced by US political or cultural imperialism. Among their topics are literature of immigration and assimilation, writing migrations in Puerto Rico, border crossings in Filipino American literature, African American travel writing, counter-discursive strategies in contemporary Chicana writing, and nationhood in Native American literature. Distributed in the US by Stylus. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"a mass of interesting stuff here that scholars in the field will want to read" --Dr Maria Lauret, School of English and American Studies, University of Sussex.

"This collection of essays on the field of post-colonial studies, offers perspectives on texts from both sides of the Atlantic, challenging the emerging consensus on post-colonial literatures in the process. The contributors dicuss a diversity of related topics, from case studies of specific authors to theoretical investigations of such fundamental questions as the role of literary study within multicultural societies." --Review of Post-Colonial Literatures

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745320458
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
08/20/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah L. Madsen is Professor of American Literature at the University of Geneva, and the author of numerous books on aspects of literature, genre, gender and allegory.

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