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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 Pacific Writing

    Representations of the Body

    By Michelle Keown

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This major new interdisciplinary study focuses on the representation of the body in the work of eight of Polynesia's most significant contemporary writers. Drawing on anthropology, psychoanalysis, philosophy, history and medicine, Postcolonial Pacific Writing develops an innovative postcolonial...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific

    Reading History and Trauma in Contemporary Fiction

    By Susan Y. Najita

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    In Decolonizing Cultures in the Pacific, Susan Y. Najita proposes that the traumatic history of contact and colonization has become a crucial means by which indigenous peoples of Oceania are reclaiming their cultures, languages, ways of knowing, and political independence. In particular, she...

    Published March 28th 2008 by Routledge

  3. Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

    National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English

    By Neelam Srivastava

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This study explores the connections between a secular Indian nation and fiction in English by a number of postcolonial Indian writers of the 1980s and 90s. Examining writers such as Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Shashi Tharoor, and Rohinton Mistry, with particularly close readings of...

    Published September 11th 2007 by Routledge

  4. Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939

    'A Hot Place, Belonging To Us'

    By EVELYN O'CALLAGHAN

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This pioneering study surveys nineteenth- and twentieth-century narratives of the West Indies written by white women, English and Creole. It introduces a fascinating wealth of relatively unknown material and constitutes a timely interrogation of the supposed homogeneity of Caribbean discourse,...

    Published September 5th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Islands in History and Representation

    Edited by Rod Edmond, VANESSA SMITH

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This innovative collection of essays explores the ways in which islands have been used, imagined and theorised, both by island dwellers and continentals. This study considers how island dwellers conceived of themselves and their relation to proximate mainlands, and examines the fascination that...

    Published September 5th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Caribbean-English Passages

    Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition

    By Tobias Doring

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Tobias Döring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience. Caribbean-English Passages opens an...

    Published September 5th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Writing Woman, Writing Place

    Contemporary Australian and South African Fiction

    By Sue Kossew

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Contemporary women writers in these two societies are still writing about similar issues as did earlier generations of women, such as exclusions from discourses of nation, a problematic relationship to place and belonging, relations with indigenous people and the way in which women's subjectivity...

    Published September 1st 2006 by Routledge

  8. Postcolonial Conrad

    Paradoxes of Empire

    By Terry Collits

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Winner of the 2006 NSW Prize for Literary Scholarship. The work of Joseph Conrad has been read so disparately that it is tempting to talk of many different Conrads. One lasting impression however, is that his colonial novels, which record encounters between Europe and Europe’s ‘Other’, are highly...

    Published September 1st 2006 by Routledge

  9. African Literature, Animism and Politics

    By Caroline Rooney

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book marks an important contribution to colonial and postcolonial studies in its clarification of the African discourse of consciousness and its far-reaching analyses of a literature of animism. It will be of great interest to scholars in many fields including literary and critical theory,...

    Published September 1st 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Postcolonial Jane Austen

    Edited by You-Me Park, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This volume offers a unique contribution to both postcolonial studies and Austen scholarship by: * examining the texts to illumine nineteenth century attitudes to colonialism and the expanding Empire* revealing a new range of interpretations of Austen's work, each shaped by the critic's particular...

    Published March 25th 2004 by Routledge