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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. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Postcolonial Gramsci

    Edited by Neelam Srivastava, Baidik Bhattacharya

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The importance of Antonio Gramsci’s work for postcolonial studies can hardly be exaggerated, and in this volume, contributors situate Gramsci's work in the vast and complex oeuvre of postcolonial studies. Specifically, this book endeavors to reassess the impact on postcolonial studies of the...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Ethics of Representation in Literature, Art, and Journalism

    Transnational Responses to the Siege of Beirut

    Edited by Caroline Rooney, Rita Sakr

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics...

    Published November 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Fiction, Film, and Indian Popular Cinema

    Salman Rushdie’s Novels and the Cinematic Imagination

    By Florian Stadtler

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author’s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the ‘Social’,...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Literary Radicalism in India

    Gender, Nation and the Transition to Independence

    By Priyamvada Gopal

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Literary Radicalism in India situates postcolonial Indian literature in relation to the hugely influential radical literary movements initiated by the Progressive Writers Association and the Indian People's Theatre Association. In so doing, it redresses a visible historical gap in studies of...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Postsecular Imagination

    Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature

    By Manav Ratti

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge