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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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Narrative Performances of Mothering in South Asian Diasporic Fiction

Narrative Performances of Mothering in South Asian Diasporic Fiction

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sarah Knor
December 30, 2022

Examining a range of South Asian Anglophone diasporic fiction and poetry, this monograph opens a new dialogue between diaspora studies and gender studies. It shows how discourses of diaspora benefit from re-examining their own critical relation to concepts of the maternal and the motherland. Rather...

Criminality and Power in the Postcolonial City Mapping the Mean Streets of Mumbai and Naples

Criminality and Power in the Postcolonial City: Mapping the Mean Streets of Mumbai and Naples

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Maria Ridda
November 21, 2022

This book investigates the literary imaginings of the postcolonial city through the lens of crime in texts set in Naples and Mumbai from the 1990s to the present. Employing the analogy of a ‘black hole’, it posits the discourse on criminality as a way to investigate the contemporary spatial ...

Postsecular Poetics Negotiating the Sacred and Secular in Contemporary African Fiction

Postsecular Poetics: Negotiating the Sacred and Secular in Contemporary African Fiction

1st Edition

By Rebekah Cumpsty
August 11, 2022

This book is the first full-length study of the postsecular in African literatures. Religion, secularism, and the intricate negotiations between the two, codified in recent criticism as postsecularism, are fundamental conditions of globalized modernity. These concerns have been addressed in social ...

Maternal Fictions Writing the Mother in Indian Women’s Fiction

Maternal Fictions: Writing the Mother in Indian Women’s Fiction

1st Edition

By Indrani Karmakar
May 19, 2022

This book constitutes a feminist literary analysis of motherhood as presented in selected Indian women’s fictions across a diverse range of geographical, linguistic, class and caste contexts. Situated at the crossroads of motherhood studies and literary studies, this book offers a rigorous ...

(Re)Framing Women in Post-Millennial Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran Remediated Witnessing in Literary, Visual, and Digital Media

(Re)Framing Women in Post-Millennial Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran: Remediated Witnessing in Literary, Visual, and Digital Media

1st Edition

By Rachel Gregory Fox
March 31, 2022

This book critically examines the representational politics of women in post-millennial Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran across a range of literary, visual, and digital media. Introducing the conceptual model of remediated witnessing, the book contemplates the ways in which meaning is ...

Postcolonial Indian City-Literature Policy, Politics and Evolution

Postcolonial Indian City-Literature: Policy, Politics and Evolution

1st Edition

By Dibyakusum Ray
March 31, 2022

How is the city represented through literature from the post-colonies? This book searches for an answer to this question, by keeping its focus on India—from after Independence to the millennia. How does the urban space and the literature depicting it form a dialogue within? How have Indian cities ...

Poetics and Politics of Relationality in Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Fiction

Poetics and Politics of Relationality in Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Fiction

1st Edition

By Dorothee Klein
October 29, 2021

This is the first sustained study of the formal particularities of works by Bruce Pascoe, Kim Scott, Tara June Winch, and Alexis Wright. Drawing on a rich theoretical framework that includes approaches to relationality by Aboriginal thinkers, Edouard Glissant, and Jean-Luc Nancy, and recent work in...

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World

Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Romdhani, Daria Tunca
September 06, 2021

This book examines representations of violence across the postcolonial world—from the Americas to Australia—in novels, short stories, plays, and films. The chapters move from what appear to be interpersonal instances of violence to communal conflicts such as civil war, showing how these acts of ...

On Literary Attachment in South Africa Tough Love

On Literary Attachment in South Africa: Tough Love

1st Edition

By Michael Chapman
September 02, 2021

This book reflects on the "literary" in literature. Less ideologically construed, more affirmative of literary attachment, the study adopts a style of intimacy – its "tough love" – in a correlation between the creative work and the critical act. Instead of configuring literary works to "...

Speaking Politically Adorno and Postcolonial Fiction

Speaking Politically: Adorno and Postcolonial Fiction

1st Edition

By Eleni Philippou
April 22, 2021

In this monograph Theodor Adorno’s philosophy engages with postcolonial texts and authors that emerge out of situations of political extremity – apartheid South Africa, war-torn Sri Lanka, Pinochet’s dictatorship, and the Greek military junta. This book is ground-breaking in two key ways: first, it...

Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature Intermedial Aesthetics

Verbal-Visual Configurations in Postcolonial Literature: Intermedial Aesthetics

1st Edition

By 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

By 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 ...

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