Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century

Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century


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Literature for Our Times: Postcolonial Studies in the Twenty-First Century by Brill

Literature for Our Times offers the widest range of essays on present and future directions in postcolonial studies ever gathered together in one volume. Demonstrating the capacity of different approaches and methodologies to ‘live together’ in a spirit of ‘convivial democracy’, these essays range widely across regions, genres, and themes to suggest the many different directions in which the field is moving. Beginning with an engagement with global concerns such as world literatures and cosmopolitanism, translation, diaspora and migrancy, established and emerging critics demonstrate the ways in which postcolonial analysis continues to offer valuable ways of analysing the pressing issues of a globalizing world. The field of Dalit studies is added to funda¬mental interests in gender, race, and indigeneity, while the neglected site of the post¬colonial city, the rising visibility of terrorism, and the continuing importance of trauma and loss are all addressed through an analysis of particular texts. In all of these ap¬proaches, the versatility and adaptability of postcolonial theory is seen at its most energetic.
Contributors: Satish Aikant, Jeannette Armstrong, John Clement Ball, Elena Basile, Nela Bureu Ramos, Debjani Ganguly, K.A. Geetha, Henry A. Giroux, John C. Hawley, Sissy Helff, Feroza Jussawalla, Chelva Kanaganayakam, Dorothy Lane, Pamela McCallum, Sam McKegney, Michaela Moura–Koçoğlu, Angelie Multani, Kavita Ivy Nandan, Stephen Ney, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Mumia G. Osaaji, Marilyn Adler Papayanis, Summer Pervez, Fred Ribkoff, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts, Anjali Gera Roy, Frank Schulze–Engler, Paul Sharrad, Lincoln Z. Shlensky, K. Satyanarayana, Vandana Saxena, P. Sivakami, Pilar Somacarrera, Susan Spearey, Cheryl Stobie, Robert J.C. Young

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042034532
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Cross/Cultures Series , #145
Pages: 665
Product dimensions: 0.63(w) x 0.91(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Bill Ashcroft is a founding theorist of postcolonial studies, co-author of The Empire Writes Back, and author of sixteen books and over 150 articles and chapters. Ranjini Mendis, a past Chair of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS), co founded the digital open-access journal Postcolonial Text in 2003 with John Willinsky, and was its Managing Editor and Associate Editor till 2013. Julie McGonegal teaches English at Laurentian University at Georgian College. She is the author of Imagining Justice: The Politics of Postcolonial Reconciliation. Arun Mukherjee teaches English at York University in Toronto. She recently translated the Marathi Dalit writer Sharankumar Limbale’s novel Hindu.

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