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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Women Writing the West Indies, 1804-1939

    'A Hot Place, Belonging To Us'


    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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