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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. Resistance in Contemporary Middle Eastern Cultures

    Literature, Cinema and Music

    Edited by Karima Laachir, Saeed Talajooy

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study highlights the connections between power, cultural products, resistance, and the artistic strategies through which that resistance is voiced in the Middle East. Exploring cultural displays of dissent in the form of literary works, films, and music, the collection uses the concept of '...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Locating Postcolonial Narrative Genres

    Edited by Walter Goebel, Saskia Schabio

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This volume explores how postcolonial texts have determined the evolution or emergence of specific formal innovations in narrative genres. While the prominence of questions of cultural identity in postcolonial studies has prevented due attention to concerns of literary form and aesthetics, this...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Writing Sri Lanka

    Literature, Resistance & the Politics of Place

    By Minoli Salgado

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Focusing on ways in which cultural nationalism has influenced both the production and critical reception of texts, Salgado presents a detailed analysis of eight leading Sri Lankan writers - Michael Ondaatje, Romesh Gunasekera, Shyam Selvadurai, A. Sivanandan, Jean Arasanayagam, Carl Muller, James...

    Published November 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Postcolonial Tourism

    Literature, Culture, and Environment

    By Anthony Carrigan

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book is the first literary study of postcolonial tourism. Looking at the cultural and ecological effects of mass tourism development in highly exoticized island states that are still grappling with the legacies of western colonialism, Carrigan contends that postcolonial writers not only...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing

    Edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, Amina Yaqin

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Postcolonial Memoir in the Middle East

    Rethinking the Liminal in Mashriqi Writing

    By Norbert Bugeja

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book reconsiders the notion of liminality in postcolonial critical discourse today. By visiting Mashriqi writers of memoir, Bugeja offers a unique intervention in the understanding of 'in-between' and ‘threshold’ states in present-day postcolonialist thought. His analysis situates liminal...

    Published August 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective

    By Anna Ball

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Palestinian Literature and Film in Postcolonial Feminist Perspective is the first sustained study of gender-consciousness in the Palestinian creative imagination. Drawing on concepts from postcolonial feminist theory, Ball analyses a range of literary and filmic works by major creative...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature

    Edited by Joy Mahabir, Mariam Pirbhai

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book is the first collection on Indo-Caribbean women's writing and the first work to offer a sustained analysis of the literature from a range of theoretical and critical perspectives, such as ecocriticism, feminist, queer, post-colonial and Caribbean cultural theories. The essays not only lay...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  9. American Pacificism

    Oceania in the U.S. Imagination

    By Paul Lyons

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This provocative analysis and critique of American representations of Oceania and Oceanians from the nineteenth century to the present, argues that imperial fantasies have glossed over a complex, violent history. It introduces the concept of ‘American Pacificism’, a theoretical framework that draws...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Publishing the Postcolonial

    Anglophone West African and Caribbean Writing in the UK 1948-1968

    By Gail Low

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book explores how writers such as Amos Tutuola, George Lamming, Samuel Selvon, VS Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, and Wole Soyinka came to be published in London in important educational series such as the Three Crown Series and African Writers Series. Low takes...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge