Postcolonial Cultures and Literatures: Modernity and the (Un)Commonwealth

Postcolonial Cultures and Literatures: Modernity and the (Un)Commonwealth


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820451404
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Series: American University Studies Series: Series 3: Comparative Literature , #61
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

The Editors: Andrew Benjamin is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre of Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick.
Tony Davies is Professor of English and Head of the English Department at the University of Birmingham.
Robbie B. H. Goh is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore.

Table of Contents

Contents: Tony Davies/Robbie B. H. Goh: Introduction: Britishness and the Construction of Postcolonial Identities – Andrew Benjamin: Modernity and the Subject of National Identity – James N. Brown/Patricia M. Sant: Settling Identities: Britishness Abroad – John Phillips: British Soil: Repeat, Multiply, Address – Sue Thomas: Jean Rhys, «Human Ants,» and the Production of Expatriate Creole Identities – Desmond Allison: English Language Teaching Today: Are «British Identities» Relevant? – Tony Davies: Imported Identities: The Making of a British Ruling Class – David Punter: Contemporary Scottish Gothic: Reconstructing An Absent Nation – Bernice Schrank: Staging John Bull: British Identity and Irish Drama – Robbie B. H. Goh: Subversive Modernity: Coleridge, Gothic Imagery, the «Body Politic,» and the Contestation of the Romantic Nation-State – Barnard Turner: Edwin Morgan, Contemporary British Poetry Publishing and British Multiculturalism – Edna Lim/Valerie Wee: Industry and Identity: Filming the British Action Hero – Lauren M. E. Goodlad: Three (More) Women’s Texts and a Critique of New Historicism: Self-Disciplinary Soul-Making in Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Charlotte Brontë – Robin Loon Seong Yun: Rewriting Shakespeare and Englishness: George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra – Gwee Li Sui: The Religion of the English Bible: From Wycliffe to James I – Julie K. Eberly: Reading the Motif of Captivity: Fragmentation or Unity in Remembering Babylon – Axel Kruse: Patrick White’s Early Work: An Introduction to a Literary Puzzle – Shanthini Pillai: Beadless in a Foreign Land, or a Jouti of a New Kind: David Dabydeen’s Turner – Janet Wilson: The Abject and Sublime: Enabling Conditions of New Zealand’s Postcolonial Identity – Judith Dale: Interrogating Identity in New Zealand Stage Plays – Chitra Sankaran: Nirad C. Chaudhuri’s A Passage to England: A Site of Colonial Anxiety.

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