The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction

The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction

by Masood Ashraf Raja
     
 

In twelve critical and interdisciplinary essays, this text examines the relationship between the fantastic in novels, movies and video games and real-world debates about nationalism, globalization and cosmopolitanism. Topics covered include science fiction and postcolonialism, issues of ethnicity, nation and transnational discourse. Altogether, these essays chart a

Overview

In twelve critical and interdisciplinary essays, this text examines the relationship between the fantastic in novels, movies and video games and real-world debates about nationalism, globalization and cosmopolitanism. Topics covered include science fiction and postcolonialism, issues of ethnicity, nation and transnational discourse. Altogether, these essays chart a new discursive space, where postcolonial theory and science fiction and fantasy studies work cooperatively to expand our understanding of the fantastic, while simultaneously expanding the scope of postcolonial discussions.

Editorial Reviews

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Overall, The Postnational Fantasy is a fairly strong and relatively cohesive collection, and should particularly appeal to scholars working at the intersections of the fields of sf and postcolonial studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786461417
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Series:
Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy, #31
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Masood Ashraf Raja is an assistant professor of Postcolonial literature and theory at the University of North Texas, and editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies. Jason W. Ellis is an assistant professor of English at New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. Swaralipi Nandi is an English literature Ph.D candidate at Kent State University, whose research focus is postcolonial literature and theory. Donald E. Palumbo is a professor of English at East Carolina University. He lives in Greenville, North Carolina. C.W. Sullivan III is Distinguished Professor of arts and sciences at East Carolina University and a full member of the Welsh Academy. He is the author of numerous books and the on-line journal Celtic Cultural Studies.

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