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Caribbean-English Passages

Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition, 1st Edition

By Tobias Doring


252 pages

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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 innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial/white versus postcolonial/black writing are deconstructed. English identity is thereby questioned by this colonial contact, and Caribbean-English writing radically redraws the map of world literature.

This book is essential reading for students of Postcolonial Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


'The elegance and sophistication of his own writing, with its sinuous argumentation and nuanced tones, does justice to the complex cultural confrontations and engagements negotiated by CaribbeanULEnglish literatures across several centuries.' - Russell West(Berlin)

About the Author

Tobias Döring teaches literature and cultural studies at the English Department of the Freie Universität Berlin. A graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, he takes special interest in African and Caribbean literature and postcolonial studies.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Caribbean & Latin American