Postcolonial Literary Geographies

Postcolonial Literary Geographies
Out of Place

by John Thieme

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-06-10
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN : 1137456876
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines how ideas about place and space have been transformed in recent decades. It offers a unique understanding of the ways in which postcolonial writers have contested views of place as fixed and unchanging and are remapping conceptions of world geography, with chapters on cartography, botany and gardens, spice, ecologies, animals and zoos, and cities, as well as reference to the importance of archaeology and travel in such debates. Writers whose work receives detailed attention include Amitav Ghosh, Derek Walcott, Jamaica Kincaid, Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Robert Kroetsch. Challenging both older colonial and more recent global constructions of place, the book argues for an environmental politics that is attentive to the concerns of disadvantaged peoples, animal rights and ecological issues. Its range and insights make it essential reading for anyone interested in the changing physical and human geography of the contemporary world.

Literature’s Sensuous Geographies

Literature’s Sensuous Geographies
Postcolonial Matters of Place

by S. Moslund

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2015-03-12
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 1137453222
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using place studies within a postcolonial context, this study explores the sense-aesthetic dimensions in literature such as smell, sound, etc. that often challenge the rationalizing logic of modernity. Through close readings of writers such as Conrad and Coetzee, Moslund invites scholars to shift focus from discourse analysis to aesthetic analysis.

Postcolonial Past & Present

Postcolonial Past & Present
Negotiating Literary and Cultural Geographies

by Anne Collett,Leigh Dale

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2018-11-15
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9004376542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Postcolonial Past & Present twelve outstanding scholars look to those spaces Epeli Hau’ofa has insisted are full not empty to analyse the ways artists and intellectuals in the postcolonial world make sense of turbulent local and global forces.

Literature, Geography, Translation

Literature, Geography, Translation
Studies in World Writing

by Stefan Helgesson

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011-05-25
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 1443831344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The present volume connects three academic fields that share central concerns but remain surprisingly isolated from each other: world literature studies, postcolonial studies, and translation studies. It approaches translation not as a vague metaphor but as a distinct and socially embedded practice that connects literatures. In similar vein, it interrogates the smoothness of many versions of “global” theory by insisting on the specificity of place and the resistance to translatibility among languages, oeuvres and genres. The topics covered in the chapters include the formation of world literature as a progamme of study, the French concept of littérature-monde, the rise of English in nineteenth-century Sweden, the translation of Arabic literature in Europe, and the transnationalism of the avant-garde. Through such case studies, and by drawing on the theoretical frameworks of Édouard Glissant, Pierre Bourdieu and David Damrosch, among others, the international group of contributors add substantially to the theoretical and methodological consolidation of world literature as a field of research.

Literary Geography

Literary Geography
A Book

by Sheila Hones

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-02-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781138013346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literary Geography provides a valuable introduction to the field, making work in cultural geography more accessible and visible to students and academics working in literary studies. Acknowledging how the cultural turn in human geography and the spatial turn in literary studies are together reinvigorating the interdisciplinary field of literary geography, this volume: provides an introductory overview of cultural geography as a subfield in human geography introduces literary geography and discusses its connections with spatial theory, literary studies and the humanities reviews key works on literature, space, and geography across the range of literary genres, and the significance for cultural geography of post-structuralism, postmodernism, postcolonialism, geopolitics and positionality incorporates a wealth of examples of work on literature, space and place from geography and literary studies outlines ways in which collaborations between cultural geography and literary studies could lead to new initiatives in interdisciplinary literary geography Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for those coming to the topic for the first time, those taking courses in literary and cultural theory and in cultural geography, and those interested in literary genres such as travel writing and postcolonial fiction.

Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms

Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminisms
Geography, Culture, Identity, Politics

by Jamil Khader

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 0739170635
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book proffers an original theory of postcolonial feminist writings, and bears witness to the radical possibility of the work of some prominent and other less-known postcolonial women writers from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Cities of Affluence and Anger

Cities of Affluence and Anger
A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness

by Peter J. Hefner

  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2015-10-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0813939003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Providing a compact literary history of the twentieth century in England, Cities of Affluence and Anger studies the problematic terms of national identity during England's transition from an imperial power to its integration in the global cultural marketplace. While the countryside had been the dominant symbol of Englishness throughout the previous century, modern literature began to turn more and more to the city to redraw the boundaries of a contemporary cultural polity. The urban class system, paradoxically, still functioned as a marker of wealth, status, and hierarchy throughout this long period of self-examination, but it also became a way to project a common culture and mitigate other forms of difference. Local class politics were transformed in such a way that enabled the English to reframe a highly provisional national unity in the context of imperial disintegration, postcolonial immigration, and, later, globalization.Kalliney plots the decline of the country-house novel through an analysis of Forster’s Howards End and Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, each ruthless in its sabotage of the trope of bucolic harmony. The traditionally pastoral focus of English fiction gives way to a high-modernist urban narrative, exemplified by Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and, later, to realists such as Osborne and Sillitoe, through whose work Kalliney explores postwar urban expansion and the cultural politics of the welfare state. Offering fresh new readings of Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, the author considers the postwar appropriation of domesticity, the emergence of postcolonial literature, and the renovation of travel narratives in the context of globalization. Kalliney suggests that it is largely one city--London--through which national identity has been reframed. How and why this transition came about is a process that Cities of Affluence and Anger depicts with exceptional insight and originality.

Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent

Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent
A Book

by Beate Neumeier,Helen Tiffin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-08
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 149856402X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent investigates literary, historical, anthropological, and linguistic perspectives in connection with activist engagements. The necessary cross-fertilization between these different perspectives throughout this volume emerges in the resonances between essays exploring recurring concerns ranging from biodiversity and preservation policies to the devastating effects of the mining industries, to present concerns and futuristic visions of the effects of climate change. Of central concern in all of these contexts is the impact of settler colonialism and an increasing turn to indigenous knowledge systems. A number of chapters engage with questions of ecological imperialism in relation to specific sociohistorical moments and effects, probing early colonial encounters between settlers and indigenous people, or rereading specific forms of colonial literature. Other essays take issue with past and present constructions of indigeneity in different contexts, as well as with indigenous resistance against such ascriptions, while the importance of an understanding of indigenous notions of "care for country" is taken up from a variety of different disciplinary angles in terms of interconnectedness, anchoredness, living country, and living heritage.

Interdisciplinary Measures

Interdisciplinary Measures
Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

by Graham Huggan

  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1846311098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Where now for postcolonial studies? That is the central question in this new volume from one of the field’s most original thinkers. Not so long ago, the driving force behind postcolonial criticism was literary; increasingly, however, many have claimed that the future of postcolonial studies is interdisciplinary. Interdisciplinary Measures thoroughly considers this alternative trajectory through the field of postcolonial studies by setting up a series of conversations among these newly postcolonial disciplines—notably geography, environmental studies, history, and anthropology—and literary studies in which the imaginative possibilities of non-Western epistemologies are brought to the fore.

New Formations

New Formations
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Ecology of World Literature

An Ecology of World Literature
From Antiquity to the Present Day

by Alexander Beecroft

  • Publisher : Verso Trade
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1781685738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What constitutes a nation's literature? How do literatures of different countries interact with one another? In this groundbreaking study, Alexander Beecroft develops a new way of thinking about world literature. Drawing on a series of examples and case studies, the book ranges from ancient epic to the contemporary fiction of Roberto Bolaño and Amitav Ghosh. Moving across literary ecologies of varying sizes, from small societies to the planet as a whole, the environments in which literary texts are produced and circulated,An Ecology of World Literature places in dialogue scholarly perspectives on ancient and modern, western and non-western texts, navigating literary study into new and uncharted territory.

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings

Literary Geography: An Encyclopedia of Real and Imagined Settings
A Book

by Lynn M. Houston

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2019-08-02
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 1440842558
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reference investigates the role of landscape in popular works and in doing so explores the time in which they were written. • Discusses books and poems covered on the AP English Literature and Composition exam, the most-assigned pieces of literature on high school reading lists, and well-loved contemporary books • Examines specific pieces of literature in the geographical and historical context in which they were written, making this book especially relevant to core curriculum standards • Provides comprehensive content that is unique in the library market • Includes recommendations of complimentary works • Features organization alphabetical by work, making it easy to navigate • Maintains an accessible style useful for high school and general education college courses

Post-colonial Literatures in English

Post-colonial Literatures in English
Australia, 1970-1992

by Alan Larson,Richard Lever,James Wieland,Scott Findlay

  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first volume in an annotated bibliography series exploring scholarship on new post-colonial English-language literature, dealing with academic criticism of Australian literature. Lists reference aids, surveys and overviews, and writings on drama, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, with a substantial section on individual authors and their works, plus a survey of the literature. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Imaginary Geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African Literature

Imaginary Geographies in Portuguese and Lusophone-African Literature
Narratives of Discovery and Empire

by Luís Madureira

  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study interrogates a series of utopian projections that have informed Portuguese and Luso-African letters and culture since the Renaissance. Concentrating on three crucial historical moments – Portugal's tenuous hegemony in the Asian seas in the 16th century, the collapse of its colonial empire in the mid-1970s, and finally, the post-independence period of re-evaluating nationalisms in Africa – the study examines the familiar “long narrative” which casts the Portuguese Discoveries as an inaugural and enabling event in Europe's conquest of the world.

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature
A Book

by David Attwell,Annalisa Pes,Susanna Zinato

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-05-07
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0429513755
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature provides a new and wide-ranging appraisal of shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English. Bringing together young and established voices in postcolonial studies, these essays tackle shame and racism, shame and agency, shame and ethical recognition, the problem of shamelessness, the shame of willed forgetfulness. Linked by a common thread of reflections on shame and literary writing, the essays consider specifically whether the aesthetic and ethical capacities of literature enable a measure of stability or recuperation in the presence of shame’s destructive potential. The obscenity of the in-human, both in the colonial setting and in aftermaths that show little sign of abating, entails the acute significance of shame as a subject for continuing and urgent critical attention.

Postcolonialism

Postcolonialism
A Book

by Tariq Jazeel

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-02-22
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1317195337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Postcolonialism is a book that examines the influence of postcolonial theory in critical geographical thought and scholarship. Aimed at advanced-level students and researchers, the book is a lively, stimulating and relevant introduction to ‘postcolonial geography’ that elaborates on the critical interventions in social, cultural and political life this important subfield is poised to make. The book is structured around three intersecting parts – Spaces, 'Identity'/hybridity, Knowledge – that broadly follow the trajectory of postcolonial studies since the late 1970s. It comprises ten main chapters, each of which is situated at the intersections of postcolonialism and critical human geography. In doing so, Postcolonialism develops three key arguments. First, that postcolonialism is best conceived as an intellectually creative and practical set of methodologies or approaches for critically engaging existing manifestations of power and exclusion in everyday life and in taken-as-given spaces. Second, that postcolonialism is, at its core, concerned with the politics of representation, both in terms of how people and space are represented, but also the politics surrounding who is able to represent themselves and on what/whose terms. Third, the book argues that postcolonialism itself is an inherently geographical intellectual enterprise, despite its origins in literary theory. In developing these arguments and addressing a series of relevant and international case studies and examples throughout, Postcolonialism not only demonstrates the importance of postcolonial theory to the contemporary critical geographical imagination. It also argues that geographers have much to offer to continued theorizations and workings of postcolonial theory, politics and intellectual debates going forward. This is a book that brings critical analyses of the continued and omnipresent legacies of colonialism and imperialism to the heart of human geography, but also one that returns an avowedly critical geographical disposition to the core of interdisciplinary postcolonial studies.

ALS

ALS
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historical Geography

Historical Geography
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa's Narrative Geographies

Africa's Narrative Geographies
Charting the Intersections of Geocriticism and Postcolonial Studies

by Dustin Crowley

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-07-09
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 9781137522757
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa's Narrative Geographies explores Africa's complex, dynamic literary landscapes while challenging assumptions about the way its authors deal with issues like nationalism, urbanization, and globalization. Using an interdisciplinary approach drawn from cultural geography and political ecology, Dustin Crowley examines the complex spatial representations of African literature with nuance and flexibility. Building on the emerging field of geocriticism, the book offers new insights into key authors' imagined geographies of resistance and alterity.

Post-colonial Theory and English Literature

Post-colonial Theory and English Literature
A Reader

by Peter Childs

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes critical essays on William Shakespeare's The Tempest; Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre; Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness; Rudyard Kipling's Kim; James Joyce's Ulysses; E.M. Forster's A passage to India; and, Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses.