The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates

by Jenni Ramone (Editor)


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Covering a wide range of textual forms and geographical locations, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates is an advanced introduction to prominent issues in contemporary postcolonial literary studies.

With chapters written by leading scholars in the field, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing includes:

·Explorations of key contemporary topics, from ecocriticism, refugeeism, economics, faith and secularism, and gender and sexuality, to the impact of digital humanities on postcolonial studies
·Introductions to a wide range of genres, from the novel, theatre and poetry to life-writing, graphic novels, film and games
· In-depth analysis of writing from many postcolonial regions including Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, and African American writing

Covering Anglophone and Francophone texts and contexts, and tackling the relationship between postcolonial studies and world literature, with a glossary of key critical terms, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of contemporary postcolonial studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474240079
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jenni Ramone is Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is the author of Postcolonial Theories (2011) and specialises in literature and the literary marketplace in Cuba, Nigeria, South Asia, and Black British writing.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Postcolonial Literary Studies Now Jenni Ramone

2. The Global and the Neoliberal: Indra Sinha's Animal's People, from Human Community to Zones of Indistinction Philip Leonard
3. Disaster, Governance and (Post-)colonial literatures Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee
4. The Postcolonial Book Market: Reading and the local literary marketplace Jenni Ramone
5. Postcolonial Economics: Literary Critiques of Inequality Melissa Kennedy
6. Postcolonial Studies in the Digital Age: An Introduction Roopika Risam
7. 'Another World is Possible': Radicalizing World Literature via the Postcolonial Wendy Knepper

8. Postcolonial Poetry Emma Bird
9. Postcolonial Noncitizenship in Australian Theatre and Performance: Twenty-First Century Paradigms Emma Cox
10. Graphic History: Postcolonial Texts and Contexts Binita Mehta and Pia Mukherji
11. Postcolonial Life-writing Jocelyn Fenton Stitt
12. Decolonization and Postcolonial Cinema in Canada, Brazil, Australia and Nigeria Kerstin Knopf

13. Postcolonial Refugees, Displacement, Dispossession and Economies of Abandonment in the Capitalist World System Stephen Morton
14. Postcolonial Sexualities and the Intelligibility of Dissidence Humaira Saeed
15. Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies: Current Debates and the Role of Literature Subha Xavier
16. Postcolonial Studies and African American Literature John Cullen Gruesser
17. Faith, Secularism and Community in Womanist Literature from the Neocolonial Caribbean Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado
18. Secularism in India: Principles and Policies Manav Ratti


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