New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries

New Postcolonial British Genres: Shifting the Boundaries

by Sarah Ilott

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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This study analyses four new genres of literature and film that have evolved to accommodate and negotiate the changing face of postcolonial Britain since 1990: British Muslim Bildungsromane, gothic tales of postcolonial England, the subcultural urban novel and multicultural British comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137505217
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 09/02/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Sarah Ilott is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at Teesside University, UK. Her main research and teaching interests are in postcolonial literature and twenty-first century British literature. She has published journal articles on postcolonial literature and multicultural screen comedy, and has taught at Lancaster University – where she gained her PhD in 2013 – as well as at the University of Birmingham.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Remapping Borders: Postcolonial Britain and Literary/Cinematic Genres
1. British Muslim Bildungsromane
2. Gothic Tales of Postcolonial England
3. The Subcultural Urban Novel
4. Multicultural British Comedy/The Comedy of Multicultural Britain
Conclusion: Genre Revisited

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