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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 May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sexuality, Gender and Nationalism in Caribbean Literature

    By Kate Houlden

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This book focuses on sex and sexuality in post-war novels from the Anglophone Caribbean. Countering the critical orthodoxy that literature from this period dealt with sex only tangentially, implicitly transmitting sexist or homophobic messages, the author instead highlights the range and diversity...

    Published May 15th 2015 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 May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Postcolonial Comics

    Texts, Events, Identities

    Edited by Binita Mehta, Pia Mukherji

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    This collection examines new comic-book cultures, graphic writing, and bande dessinée texts as they relate to postcolonialism in contemporary Anglophone and Francophone settings. The individual chapters are framed within a larger enquiry that considers definitive aspects of the postcolonial...

    Published May 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 April 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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 April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Future of Postcolonial Studies

    Edited by Chantal Zabus

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Postsecular Imagination

    Postcolonialism, Religion, and Literature

    By Manav Ratti

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    The Postsecular Imagination presents a rich, interdisciplinary study of postsecularism as an affirmational political possibility emerging through the potentials and limits of both secular and religious thought. While secularism and religion can foster inspiration and creativity, they also can be...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing

    Edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, Amina Yaqin

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Fiction by writers of Muslim background forms one of the most diverse, vibrant and high-profile corpora of work being produced today - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies in the 1980s, to that of a new generation...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge