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  1. Narrative Mutations

    Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature

    By Rudyard Alcocer

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  2. From Within the Frame

    Storytelling in African-American Studies

    By Bertram D. Ashe

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The book explores the written representation of African-American oral storytelling from Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston and Ralph Ellison to James Alan McPherson, Toni Cade Bambara and John Edgar Wideman. At its core, the book compares the relationship of the "frame tale"-an inside-the-text...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Balancing the Books

    Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

    By Erik Dussere

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. Eugenic Fantasies

    Racial Ideology in the Literature and Popular Culture of the 1920's

    By Betsy Lee Nies

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Eugenic Fantasies is an innovative work that combines interpretive strategies from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, and literary studies to create a new model for theorizing race....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory from Conrad to Greene

    By Julia Rawa

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory explores relationships between narrative and imperium in the context of Western Modernism by examining the Quest as a vexed trope in Heart of Darkness, Passage to India, The Sheltering Sky, and The Quiet American. The book takes stock of twentieth century theory...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Ethics of Exile

    Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J.M. Coetzee

    By Timothy Strode

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature

    By Laurel Plapp

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    Zionism and Revolution in European-Jewish Literature examines twentieth-century Jewish writing that challenges imperialist ventures and calls for solidarity with the colonized, most notably the Arabs of Palestine and Africans in the Americas. Since Edward Said defined orientalism in 1978 as a...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Negotiating the Modern

    Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World

    By Amit Ray

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral,...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor

    A Discussion of Selected Postcolonial Literature from Ireland, Africa and America

    By Patsy J. Daniels

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo, Louise Erdrich, and Leslie Marmon Silko. The book fins...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Masculinity and the English Working Class

    Studies in Victorian Autobiography and Fiction

    By Ying Lee

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This book examines representations of working-class masculine subjectivity in Victorian autobiography and fiction. In it, Ying focuses on ideas of domesticity and the male body and demonstrates that working-class masculinities differ substantially from those of the widely studied upper classes...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge