New National and Post-Colonial Literatures: An Introduction

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New National and Post-Colonial Literatures provides a comparative and up-to-date introduction to colonial, new national, and post-colonial literatures, and related criticism. While free of jargon and intended as an introduction to those new to the subject, the collection of original essays contributes to the ongoing discussion about the new literatures, and will also interest the specialist. Many of the contributors are acknowledged leaders in their fields. Besides examining the main concerns, opinions, and ...
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Overview

New National and Post-Colonial Literatures provides a comparative and up-to-date introduction to colonial, new national, and post-colonial literatures, and related criticism. While free of jargon and intended as an introduction to those new to the subject, the collection of original essays contributes to the ongoing discussion about the new literatures, and will also interest the specialist. Many of the contributors are acknowledged leaders in their fields. Besides examining the main concerns, opinions, and theories that have shaped discussion in this area, there is also a detailed bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The approach is comparative and by topic. The essays range from discussion of colonial literatures through nationalism to the internationalization of literature, multiculturalism, writing by post-colonial women, and analysis of the literature of the native peoples of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Most of the essays discuss creative writers and critics, including V.S. Naipaul, Derek Walcott, Chinua Achebe, Vikram Seth, Fred D'Aguiar, Anita Desai, and Jamaica Kincaid.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198184843
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 198
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce King is a freelance editor and writer. Has held professorships or distinguished visiting professorships at Ibadan, Lagos, Stirling, Windsor (Canada), Canterbury (NZ), Ben Gurion (Israel), Paris III, Paris VII, and North Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction
1. New Centres of Consciousness
Part II. Entangled Roots
2. Language, Orality, and Literature
3. Psychology, Creolization, and Hybridization
4. The Internationalization of Literatures
Part III. Settlers, Colonials, and Nationalists
5. Pioneers and Settlers
6. Colonial Literatures
7. 'Forging the Conscience of their Race': Nationalist Writers
Part IV. Post-colonialism and its Discontents
8. Plato's Cave: Educational and Critical Practices
9. The Post-colonial Project: Critical Approaches and Problems
10. Post-colonial Critical Theories;
Part V. Branches, Situations, and Differences
11. Exiles and Expatriates
12. Diasporas and Multiculturalism
13. Post-colonial Women Writers and Feminisms
14. Paper Tracks: Indigenous Literatures in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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