Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures

Mapping the Sacred: Religion, Geography and Postcolonial Literatures

by Brill

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ISBN-13: 9789042015449
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2005
Series: Cross/Cultures Series
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1. Jamie S. SCOTT: “Mapping the Sacred Across Post-Colonial Literatures”
PART I
LAND, RELIGION AND LITERATURE AFTER BRITAIN
IRELAND
2. Brian ROBINSON: “Negotiations: Religion, Landscape and the Post-Colonial Moment in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney”
CANADA
3. Dorothy LANE: “The Dominion Project: Strategies for Political and Religious Colonization in Canadian Settler Writing”
4. Barbara PELL: “National Place as Theological Space in Hugh Hood’s Novels”
5. William CLOSSON: “ ‘A Land Beyond Words’: Rudy Wiebe's A Discovery of Strangers”
AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND
6. Dorothy LANE: “ ‘Deliver Their Land from Error’s Chain’: Conversion, Convictism and Captivity in Australian Fiction”
7. Fiona COYLE: “A Third Space? Post-Colonial Australia and the Fractal Landscape in Janette Turner Hospital's The Last Magician and Oyster”
8. Trevor JAMES: “ ‘Pitched at the Farthest Edge’: Religious Presence and the Landscape in Contemporary New Zealand Poetry”
THE CARIBBEAN
9. Jocelyn MOODY: “Unsentimental Journeys: Christian Landscapes of Slavery”
10. Victoria CARCHIDI: “ ‘Heaven is a Green Place’: Varieties of Spiritual Landscape in Caribbean Literature”
11. Yvette CHRISTIANSE: “ ‘Monstrous Prodigy’: The Apocalyptic Landscapes of Derek Walcott’s Poetry”
AFRICA
12. Trevor JAMES: “Theology of Landscape and Ngugi wa Thiong'o's The River Between”
13. Mary HARVAN: “The Gods of the Delta: Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Literature of the Ogoni Struggle”
14. John HAWLEY: “Levels of National Engagement in Ibrahim Tahir's The Last Imam”
15. Brenda COOPER: “Landscapes, Forests and Borders within the West African Global Village”
INDIA AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA
16. Clara JOSEPH: “The Hindu Mother's Space in Nayantara Sahgal's Mistaken Identity”
17. Chelva KANAGANAYAKAM: “Charting a Secular Ganges: Revisiting R.K. Narayan's Malgudi and 'Little India' in the Malaysian Fiction of K.S. Maniam and Lee Kok Liang”
PART II
SACRED LANDSCAPES AND POSTCOLONIALITY ACROSS INTERNATIONAL LITERATURES
18. Pierre DESLAURIERS: “African Magico-Medicine at Home and Abroad: Keeping and Diffusing Haitian Religious Traditions in a Neo-Colonial Setting: The Fiction of Dany Laferrière and Russell Banks”
19. Miriyam GLAZER: “ ‘In the Language That Women Who Live in the Land Know / But Men Who Are Born Here Do Not Speak': Language, Gender and Eretz Yisrael in the Poetry of Chava Pinchas-Cohen”
20. Amila BUTUROVIC: “ ‘A Word about Land,’ ‘A Word about Sky’: The Sacred Landscapes of Bosnian History in Mak Dizdar's Stone Sleeper”
21. Ila GOODY: “Lethal Space: Post-Colonial Environment as Spatial Extinction in Contemporary Writings of the Sub-Arctic North”
22. Joe SHERIDAN: “ ‘'When First Unto This Country a Stranger I Came’: Post-Colonial Theory and Native American Lessons of Place”
AFTERWORD
23. Gareth GRIFFITHS: “Post-Coloniality, Religion, Geography: Keeping Our Feet on the Ground and Our Heads Up”

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