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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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton

    Power Play of Empire

    By Ben Grant

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Man’s ‘imperial fantasies’, and the ways in which the many metropolitan...

    Published April 9th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Postcolonial Nostalgias

    Writing, Representation and Memory

    By Dennis Walder

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book offers an original and informed critique of a widespread, yet often misunderstood, condition — nostalgia, a pervasive human emotion connecting people across national, historical, and personal boundaries. Walder analyses the writings of some of those entangled in the aftermath of...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Edward Said's Translocations

    Essays in Secular Criticism

    Edited by Tobias Doring, Mark Stein

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Working with processes of translocation enabled Edward Said to point out interdependence and complementarity across geographical borders and disciplinary boundaries while recognizing cultural difference and the distinct historical experiences of colonizer and colonized. This book brings into focus...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Postcolonial Audiences

    Readers, Viewers and Reception

    Edited by Bethan Benwell, James Procter, Gemma Robinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Without readers and audiences, viewers and consumers, the postcolonial would be literally unthinkable. And yet, postcolonial critics have historically neglected the modes of reception and consumption that make up the politics, and pleasures of meaning-making during and after empire. Thus, while...

    Published February 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Transnationalism in Southern African Literature

    Modernists, Realists, and the Inequality of Print Culture

    By Stefan Helgesson

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Considering the growing interest in South African Literature at the moment, this study looks at both the Anglophone literature of South Africa and the lusophone literature of Angola and Mozambique. Stefan Helgesson suggests that the prevalence of ‘colonial’ languages such as English and Portuguese...

    Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge