Postcolonial Literatures in English: Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Literatures

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Rudolf Bader, Anja Schwarz (Eds.)

Postcolonial Literatures in English: Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Literatures

ISBN 978-3-86821-367-6, 292 S., kt., € 25,00 (2012)

(PCLE - Postcolonial Literatures in English, Bd. 2)

Postcolonial Literatures in English have become a central field of research and study all over the world. This series of introductory readers covers (1) South Asian Literatures, (2) Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Literatures, (3) African Literatures, (4) Canadian Literatures, (5) Caribbean Literatures and (6) Black and Asian British Literatures. The edited collections of source materials are designed to help students and teachers in exploring the diversity of the global cultural networks which have arisen from the British Empire and Commonwealth. Each volume contains an introduction that sketches out major trends and developments in the region and provides recommendations for further reading. The specificities of each respective region are explored within a framework focussing on histories, identities, language, education, movements and genres, as well as transcultural perspectives.

This second volume covers Australia, New Zealand and the Anglophone islands of the South Pacific, an area which spreads over a vast area of the globe and which – despite increased and still increasing global contacts through modern tourism, the internet and international business activities – still largely remains a relatively unknown territory for European readers. The reason for this lies not only in the geographical remoteness but also in the diversified historical recognition of the various ethnicities, societies, religions and linguistic outcomes of the British Empire. Moreover, a greater part of the more recent struggles of indigenous peoples of the region for cultural recognition has as yet hardly reached the consciousness of many European observers. This collection of texts hopes to assist the process of such deeper understanding and to foster further research and critical debates over issues raised by the cultural constellation of an area which, albeit remote, still has a great deal to offer to the rest of the world.

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"The editors demonstrate ample familiarity with the cultures and literatures they focus on. They create a high profile in exposing many aspects which are worth considering. Their book is based in comprehensive and circumspect critical research. It is to the credit of this volume that it can be used by students and general readers alike."

Norbert H. Platz, Literaturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch 55 (2014)