A Black British Canon?

A Black British Canon?


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403942685
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 213
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

SANDRA COURTMAN Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Staffordshire University, UK
ALISON DONNELL Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures, Nottingham Trent University, UK
FEMI FOLORUNSO Arts Development Officer, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, UK
JOHN MCLEOD Lecturer in English, University of Leeds, UK
MICHAEL MCMILLAN Playwright (TV and theatre) and Academic Writer
MIKE PHILLIPS Academic, Writer, Broadcaster, Journalist, Critic and award-winning Crime Writer; also Cross-Cultural Curator at the Tate Gallery, London
JAMES PROCTER Lecturer in English Studies, University of Stirling, UK
LEON R. WAINWRIGHT Research Fellow in Art History, University of Sussex, UK
ANDY WOOD Currently completing Doctoral dissertation on Black British Culture, University of Dundee, UK

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: G.Low & M.Wynne-Davies Foreword: Migration, Modernity and English Writing: Reflections on Migrant Identity and Canon Formation; M.Phillips PART I: INTERROGATING THE CANON 'The Ghost of Other Stories': Salman Rushdie and a Black British Canon?; J.Procter Not Good Enough or Not Man Enough?: Beryl Gilroy as the Anomaly in the Evolving 'Black British Canon'; S.Courtman In the Eyes of the Beholder: Diversity and the Cultural Politics of Canon Re-Formation in Britain; F.Folorunso in conversation with G.Low & M.Wynne-Davies PART II: NEW LANGUAGES OF CRITICISM Fantasy Relationships: Black British Canons in a Transnational World; J.McLeod 'New Forms': Towards a Critical Dialogue with Black British 'Popular' Fictions; A.Wood PART III: GENEALOGIES AND INTERVENTIONS Texts of Cultural Practice: Black Theatre and Performance in the UK; M.McMillan Canon Questions: Art in 'Black Britain'; L.R.Wainwright 'Sharing Connections': From West Indian to Black British; G.Low Afterword: In Praise of a Black British Canon and the Possibilities of Representing the Nation 'Otherwise'; A.Donnell Index

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