Post-Colonial Theory and Literatures

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Peter Childs, Jean Jaques Weber, Patrick Williams

Post-Colonial Theory and Literatures: African, Caribbean and South Asian

ISBN 978-3-88476-750-4, ISBN 3-88476-750-X, 348 S., kt., € 28,50 (2006)

(WVT-Handbücher zum literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Studium, Bd. 7)

This exciting new volume in the WVT-Handbook series introduces the reader to the major post-colonial theorists and literary writers. It discusses key issues in post-colonial theory in relation to the work of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Frantz Fanon and others. The literary writers included in this study range from established figures such as Buchi Emecheta, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, and Derek Walcott to more recent or popular authors such as David Dabydeen, Hanif Kureishi, Caryl Phillips, Arundhati Roy, as well as many others.

Peter Childs is Professor of English at the University of Gloucestershire, Jean Jacques Weber is Professor of English at the University of Luxembourg, and Patrick Williams is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University.

Part I An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory: 1 Introduction: Points of Departure · 2 Lines of Resistance · 3 Said: Knowledge and Power · 4 Bhabha's Hybridity · 5 Spivak and the Subaltern · 6 Post-Colonial Intersections · Part II An Introduction to Post-Colonial Literatures: 7 A Brief Introduction to African Literatures in English · 8 A Brief Introduction to South Asian Literatures in English · 9 A Brief Introduction to Caribbean Literature · 10 Post-Colonial Poetry: Caribbean and Indian · 11 Post-Colonial Drama · 12 Post-Colonial Fiction · 13 Representation and Categorization · 14 Breaking through Binary Oppositions · 15 Turning the Colonial Gaze Back upon the Colonizer · 16 Racism and the Superiority Complex · 17 Diaspora and Exile · 18 Gender, Class and Colonial Education · 19 The Unbearable Heaviness of Growing Up · 20 The Violence of Identity · 21 'National Allegories' Revisited: A Cognitive-Poetic Perspective


"Volume seven in the series WVT Handbooks on Literary Studies, Post-Colonial Theory and Literatures combines a panoramic view of major theoretical trajectories with in-depth analyses of a considerable number of novels, poems and plays. The product of the joint labor of three authors, the book is remarkably rich in its handling of abstract concepts in Part I, and broadly thought-provoking in its treatment of works of literature in Part II."

Farzad Boobani, KULT_online 22 (2010)