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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. Paradise Discourse, Imperialism, and Globalization

    Exploiting Eden

    By Sharae Deckard

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This comparative study, the first of its kind, discusses paradise discourse in a wide range of writing from Mexico, Zanzibar, and Sri Lanka, including novels by authors such as Malcolm Lowry, Leonard Woolf, Juan Rulfo, Wilson Harris, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Romesh Gunesekera. Tracing dialectical...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

    National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English

    By Neelam Srivastava

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Contemporary Arab Women Writers

    Cultural Expression in Context

    By Anastasia Valassopoulos

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book engages with contemporary Arab women writers from Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon and Algeria. In spite of Edward Said’s groundbreaking reappraisal of the uneven relationship between the West and the Arab world in Orientalism, there has been little postcolonial criticism of Arab writing. ...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Idea of the Antipodes

    Place, People, and Voices

    By Matthew Boyd Goldie

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study uses critical theory to investigate the history of how people have thought about the antipodes—the places and people on the other side of the world—from ancient Greece to present-day literature and digital media. Taking into account maps, letters, book illustrations, travel writing,...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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