The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia: A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures

The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia: A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures

by Ralph Pordzik

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820451930
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2001
Series: Studies of World Literature in English Series , #10
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Ralph Pordzik teaches English and American literature at Essen University, Germany. He received his Ph.D. in English literature from the Free University of Berlin. The author of two books on English poetry, he has published widely in journals in the fields of utopian literature and modern British and postcolonial writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
1Introducing Postcolonial Utopia1
2Criteria for a Comparison of Postcolonial Utopian Fiction11
3Changing Patterns of Future Projection in Postcolonial Fiction31
4Decolonizing Utopia: The Emergence of Cross-cultural and Regional Perspectives in Postcolonial Future Fiction55
5Women of the Future: Feminist Issues in Postcolonial Utopian Fiction89
6Treasurehouses of the Unexpected: Magical Realism and the Transformation of Dystopian Space in Postcolonial Fiction107
7The Speaking Mirror: Cultural and Textual Hybridity as Utopian Difference133
8Conclusion167
Works Cited175
Index193

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