Postcolonialism Revisited: Welsh Writing in English

Overview

Postcolonialism Revisited examines the ways in which postcolonial theory may be usefully adopted and adapted in order to provide an illuminating reading of Welsh writing in English, and how the Anglophone literature of Wales raises questions about the assumptions and dogmas of postcolonial theory.

In addition to dealing with a range of theorists in the field, including Frantz Fanon, Bill Ashcroft and Homi Bhabha, the book looks at how Wales has been constructed as a colonized ...

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Overview

Postcolonialism Revisited examines the ways in which postcolonial theory may be usefully adopted and adapted in order to provide an illuminating reading of Welsh writing in English, and how the Anglophone literature of Wales raises questions about the assumptions and dogmas of postcolonial theory.

In addition to dealing with a range of theorists in the field, including Frantz Fanon, Bill Ashcroft and Homi Bhabha, the book looks at how Wales has been constructed as a colonized nation in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing. Authors considered include R. S. Thomas, Margiad Evans, Christopher Meredith, Peter Finch and Rhys Davies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780708318928
  • Publisher: University of Wales Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Welsh Writing in English
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kirsti Bohata is Research Associate, CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales), University of Wales, Swansea. She has taught at the Universities of Wales, Swansea, Glamorgan and Stuttgart and has published widely on postcolonialism, Welsh writing in English and the fin de siècle.

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Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface

Acknowledgements

1        Theoretical Contexts

2        Stereotypes of Alterity: Race, Sexuality and Gender

3        En-gendering a New Wales: Nationalism, Feminism and Empire in the Fin de Siècle

4        The Battle for the Hills: Politicized Landscapes and the Erasure of the Place

5        ‘Devices of Otherness’? Code-switching, Audience and the Politics of Language

6        Hybridity and Authenticity

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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