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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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 15th 2011 by Routledge

  9. 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 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  10. 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 16th 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Postcolonial Audiences: Readers, Viewers and Reception
    Edited by Bethan Benwell, James Procter, Gemma Robinson
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  2. Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing
    Edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, Amina Yaqin
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  3. Edward Said's Translocations: Essays in Secular Criticism
    Edited by Tobias Doring, Mark Stein
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  4. Locating Postcolonial Narrative Genres
    Edited by Walter Goebel, Saskia Schabio
    To Be Published November 27th 2014
  5. The Future of Postcolonial Studies
    Edited by Chantal Zabus
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  6. What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say
    Edited by Anna Bernard, Ziad Elmarsafy, Stuart Murray
    To Be Published January 8th 2015
  7. Postapartheid Narratives: Reconciliation and its Discontents
    By Samuel Durrant
    To Be Published March 14th 2015
  8. Critical Perspectives on Indo-Caribbean Women’s Literature
    Edited by Joy Mahabir, Mariam Pirbhai
    To Be Published March 16th 2015
  9. Postcolonial Comics: Texts, Events, Identities
    Edited by Binita Mehta, Pia Mukherji
    To Be Published April 14th 2015
  10. Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literature
    By Kate Houlden
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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