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Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

Series Editor: Caroline Rooney, Donna Landry, Alex Padamsee

Edited in collaboration with the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures presents a wide range of research into postcolonial literatures by specialists in the field. Volumes concentrate on writers and writing originating in previously (or presently) colonized areas, and include material from non-anglophone as well as anglophone colonies and literatures.

Part of our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections, this series considers postcolonial literature alongside topics such as gender, race, ecology, religion, politics, and science. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics. Series editors: Donna Landry and Caroline Rooney

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  1. Decolonising Gender

    Literature and a Poetics of the Real

    By Caroline Rooney

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Through examination of the functions of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer reading to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the nature of the real, providing: a way out of some of the current deadlocks of feminist theory an anti-essentialist...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Postcolonial City and its Subjects

    London, Nairobi, Bombay

    By Rashmi Varma

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book considers twentieth and twenty-first century literary and cultural formations of the postcolonial city and the constitution of new subjects within it. Varma offers a reading of both historical and contemporary debates on urbanism through the filter of postcolonial fictions and the...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literature

    Remitting the Text

    By Kezia Page

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration discourse that presents the Caribbean experience...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Literature of the Indian Diaspora

    Theorizing the Diasporic Imaginary

    By Vijay Mishra

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Literature of the Indian Diaspora constitutes a major study of the literature and other cultural texts of the Indian diaspora. It is also an important contribution to diaspora theory in general. Examining both the ‘old’ Indian diaspora of early capitalism, following the abolition of slavery,...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. English Writing and India, 1600–1920

    Colonizing Aesthetics

    By Pramod K. Nayar

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India through a reading of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 period. Arguing that colonial discourse often relied on aesthetic devices in order to describe and assert a degree of narrative control over Indian...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography

    By David Huddart

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa

    A Postcolonial Outlook

    Edited by Walid El Hamamsy, Mounira Soliman

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores the body and the production process of popular culture in, and on, the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Iran in the first decade of the 21st century, and up to the current historical moment. Essays consider gender, racial, political, and cultural issues in film, cartoons...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Postcolonial Custodianship

    Cultural and Literary Inheritance

    By Filippo Menozzi

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book engages with current developments in postcolonial research, exploring notions of cultural transmission, tradition and modernity, authenticity, cross-cultural aesthetics and postcolonial ethics. The author considers the ethical responsibility of the postcolonial intellectual, enhancing our...

    Published March 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Language and Translation in Postcolonial Literatures

    Multilingual Contexts, Translational Texts

    Edited by Simona Bertacco

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This collection gathers together a stellar group of contributors offering innovative perspectives on the issues of language and translation in postcolonial studies. In a world where bi- and multilingualism have become quite normal, this volume identifies a gap in the critical apparatus in...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Terrorism, Insurgency and Indian-English Literature, 1830-1947

    By Alex Tickell

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study of terrorism, insurgency and the literature of colonial India, Alex Tickell re-envisages the political aesthetics of empire. Organized around key crisis moments in the history of British colonial rule such as the ‘Black Hole’ of Calcutta, the...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge