Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors

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OUP Oxford, Oct 6, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 368 pages
Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the leading critical overview of and historical introduction to colonial and postcolonial literary studies. Highly praised from the time of its first publication for its lucidity, breadth, and insight, the book has itself played a crucial part in founding and shaping this rapidly expanding field. The author, an internationally renowned postcolonial critic, provides a broad contextualizing narrative about the evolution of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. Illuminating close readings of texts by a wide variety of writers - from Kipling and Conrad through to Kincaid, from Ngugi to Noonuccal and Naipaul - explicate key theoretical terms such as 'subaltern', 'colonial resistance', 'writing back', and 'hybridity'. This revised edition includes new critiques of postcolonial women's writing, an expanded and fully annotated bibliography, and a new chapter and conclusion on postcolonialism exploring keynote debates in the field relating to sexuality, transnationalism, and local resistance.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1Imperialism and Textuality
2Colonialist Concerns
3The Stirrings of New Nationalism
4Metropolitans and Mimics
5Independence
6Postcolonialism
Belated Reading
Chronology of Key Events and Publications
Notes
Annotated Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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Elleke Boehmer is the Chair of Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the Department of English and Media at Nottingham Trent University, and Director of the NTU Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies. She has published Empire Writing (Oxford World's Classics, 1998), Empire, the National and the Postcolonial (2002), and critical editions of Robert Baden Powell's Scouting for Boys (2004) and Cornelia Sorabji's India Calling (2004).

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