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Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures


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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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Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature Intermedial Aesthetics

Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature: Intermedial Aesthetics

1st Edition

Birgit Neumann, Gabriele Rippl
May 12, 2020

Examining a range of contemporary Anglophone texts, this book opens up postcolonial and transcultural studies for discussions of visuality and vision. It argues that the preoccupation with visual practices in Anglophone literatures addresses the power of images, vision and visual aesthetics to ...

Critical Branding Postcolonial Studies and the Market

Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market

1st Edition

Caroline Koegler
February 25, 2020

Critical Branding: Postcolonial Studies and the Market provides an original answer to what Sarah Brouillette has called postcolonial studies’ ‘longstanding materialist challenge’, illuminating the relationship between what is often broadly called ‘the market’ and the practice and positionality of ...

Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal Writing Scotland & South Africa

Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Writing Scotland & South Africa

1st Edition

Kai Easton, Derek Attridge
February 25, 2020

This is the first book on the fiction of Zoë Wicomb, a writer long at the forefront of the South African canon and whose international stature was firmly secured with the award of an inaugural Windham Campbell prize at Yale in 2013. It brings together interdisciplinary essays from the UK, USA, ...

Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction Homing the Metropole

Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction: Homing the Metropole

1st Edition

Lucinda Newns
December 16, 2019

Domestic Intersections in Contemporary Migration Fiction responds to the need for a more materialist perspective on migration by reorienting the focus on domesticity and the everyday practices of homemaking and away from a celebratory and aestheticized reading of displacement. Centering on Britain ...

Writing Cyprus Postcolonial and Partitioned Literatures of Place and Space

Writing Cyprus: Postcolonial and Partitioned Literatures of Place and Space

1st Edition

Bahriye Kemal
November 01, 2019

Bahriye Kemal's ground-breaking new work serves as the first study of the literatures of Cyprus from a postcolonial and partition perspective. Her book explores Anglophone, Hellenophone and Turkophone writings from the 1920s to the present. Drawing on Yi-Fu Tuan’s humanistic geography and Henri ...

Postcolonial Animalities

Postcolonial Animalities

1st Edition

Suvadip Sinha, Amit R. Baishya
September 10, 2019

Postcolonial Animalities, co-edited by Suvadip Sinha and Amit R. Baishya, brings together ten essays to consider the interfaces between "human" and "animal" and the concrete presence of animals in postcolonial cultural production. This edited collection critiques monohumanist conceptions of the "...

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

1st Edition

David Attwell, Annalisa Pes, Susanna Zinato
May 14, 2019

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 ...

Politicising World Literature Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public

Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public

1st Edition

May Hawas
April 16, 2019

Politicising World Literature: Egypt, Between Pedagogy and the Public engages with postcolonial and world literature approaches to examine the worldly imaginary of the novel genre and assert the political imperative to teaching world literature. How does canonising world literature relate to ...

Rethinking the Victim Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing

Rethinking the Victim: Gender and Violence in Contemporary Australian Women's Writing

1st Edition

Anne Brewster, Sue Kossew
March 14, 2019

This book is the first to examine gender and violence in Australian literature. It argues that literary texts by Australian women writers offer unique ways of understanding the social problem of gendered violence, bringing this often private and suppressed issue into the public sphere. It draws on ...

A Century of Encounters Writing the Other in Arab North Africa

A Century of Encounters: Writing the Other in Arab North Africa

1st Edition

Tanja Stampfl
February 13, 2019

A Century of Encounters analyzes Arab, American, and European literary depictions of self and other as they interact with each other in Arab North Africa throughout the twentieth century and introduces the trope of the encounter as a lens through which to read contemporary world literature ...

Caring for Community Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels

Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels

1st Edition

Marijke Denger
December 14, 2018

Caring for Community: Towards a New Ethics of Responsibility in Contemporary Postcolonial Novels focuses on four highly acclaimed publications in order to argue for a new understanding of community and its ethical framework in recent literary texts. Traditionally, community has been understood to ...

The Body, Desire and Storytelling in Novels by J. M. Coetzee

The Body, Desire and Storytelling in Novels by J. M. Coetzee

1st Edition

Olfa Belgacem
October 17, 2018

Asserting that Coetzee’s representation of the body as subject to dismemberment counters the colonial representation of the other’s body as exotic and erotically-charged, this study inspects the ambivalence pertaining to Coetzee’s embodied representation of the other and reveals the risks that come...

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