WVT-Handbuch zum literaturwissenschaftlichen Studium, Band 7
Peter Childs, Jean Jacques Weber, Patrick Williams

Post-Colonial Theory and Literatures - African, Caribbean and South Asia

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)