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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. 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 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives

    Violence and Violation

    Edited by Sorcha Gunne, Zoe Brigley Thompson

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The essays in this volume discuss narrative strategies employed by international writers when dealing with rape and sexual violence, whether in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In developing these new feminist readings of rape narratives, the contributors aim to incorporate arguments about trauma...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Representing Mixed Race in Jamaica and England from the Abolition Era to the Present

    By S. Salih

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study considers cultural representations of "brown" people in Jamaica and England alongside the determinations of race by statute from the Abolition era onwards. Through close readings of contemporary fictions and "histories," Salih probes the extent to which colonial ideologies may have been...

    Published December 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Locating Transnational Ideals

    Edited by Walter Goebel, Saskia Schabio

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This volume defines versions of the transnational in their historical and cultural specificity. By "locating," the contributors contextualize historical and contemporary understandings of the fluid term "transnational," which vary in relation to the disciplines involved. This kind of historical and...

    Published December 17th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Postcolonial Life-Writing

    Culture, Politics, and Self-Representation

    By Bart Moore-Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Postcolonial Life-Writing is the first attempt to offer a sustained critique of this increasingly visible and influential field of cultural production. Bart Moore-Gilbert considers the relationship between postcolonial life-writing and its western analogues, identifying the key characteristics that...

    Published June 1st 2009 by Routledge