WVT-Handbuch zum literaturwissenschaftlichen Studium, Band 7
Peter Childs, Jean Jacques Weber, Patrick Williams
Post-Colonial Theory and Literatures - African, Caribbean and South Asian
This exciting new volume in the WVT-Handbook series introduces the reader to the major post-colonial theorists and literary writers. It discusses key issues in post-colonial theory in relation to the work of Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Frantz Fanon and others. The literary writers included in this study range from established figures such as Buchi Emecheta, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie, and Derek Walcott to more recent or popular authors such as David Dabydeen, Hanif Kureishi, Caryl Phillips, Arundhati Roy, as well as many others. - Peter Childs is Professor of English at the University of Gloucestershire, Jean Jacques Weber is Professor of English at the University of Luxembourg, and Patrick Williams is Professor of English at Nottingham Trent University.
Aus dem Inhalt:
Part I An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory: 1 Introduction: Points of Departure · 2 Lines of Resistance · 3 Said: Knowledge and Power · 4 Bhabha's Hybridity · 5 Spivak and the Subaltern · 6 Post-Colonial Intersections · Part II An Introduction to Post-Colonial Literatures: 7 A Brief Introduction to African Literatures in English · 8 A Brief Introduction to South Asian Literatures in English · 9 A Brief Introduction to Caribbean Literature · 10 Post-Colonial Poetry: Caribbean and Indian · 11 Post-Colonial Drama · 12 Post-Colonial Fiction · 13 Representation and Categorization · 14 Breaking through Binary Oppositions · 15 Turning the Colonial Gaze Back upon the Colonizer · 16 Racism and the Superiority Complex · 17 Diaspora and Exile · 18 Gender, Class and Colonial Education · 19 The Unbearable Heaviness of Growing Up · 20 The Violence of Identity · 21 'National Allegories' Revisited: A Cognitive-Poetic Perspective
"Because this volume offers both text-centred studies and metacritical meditations, it is suitable for introductory and advanced study in post-colonial theory and literatures clearly benefiting from scholarly precision and stylistic elegance." (M. Stange, Mitteilungsblatt des FMF Westfalen-Lippe (24/1, 2006))
ISBN 3-88476-750-X, 348 S., kt., € 28,50 (2006)