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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. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge