This major new interdisciplinary study focuses on the representation of the body in the work of eight of Polynesia's most significant contemporary writers. Drawing on anthropology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history and medicine, Postcolonial Pacific Writing develops an innovative postcolonial framework specific to the literatures and cultures of this region.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Michelle Keown is Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures at the University of Stirling. She has published widely on Maori and Pacific writing.
Table of Contents
2. Postcolonial dystopias: race, allegory and the Polynesian body in the writing of Albert Wendt
3. 'Gauguin is dead': Sia Figiel and the Polynesian female body
4. Purifying the abject body: satire and scatology in Epeli Hau'ofa's Kisses in the Nederends
5. Alistair Te Ariki Campbell: mental illness and postcoloniality
6. Remoulding the body politic: Keri Hulme's The Bone People
7. Disease, colonialism and the national 'body': Witi Ihimaera's The Dream Swimmer
8. Language and the corporeal: Patricia Grace's Baby No-Eyes
9. The narcissistic body: Alan Duff's Once Were Warriors
10. Conclusion: reinscribing the Polynesian body