SHOPPING CART $0.00
free shipping on orders over $35*
BUYBACK CART Buyback Cart Total Buyback Cart Total
free shipping on buybacks!
loading

    Classics in Post-Colonial Worlds

    ISBN-10: 0199591326
    ISBN-13: 9780199591329
    Author(s): Lorna Hardwick, Carol Gillespie
    Description: Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism and then a rich field for creating cultural identities that blend the old  More...
    Buy it from: $44.06

    Order within the next: to receive same day shipping!

    Loading
    Customers Also Bought

    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 448
    Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.188
    Language: English

    Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism and then a rich field for creating cultural identities that blend the old and the new. Nobel prize-winners such as Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney have rewritten classical material in their own cultural idioms while public sculpture in southern Africa draws on Greek and Roman motifs to represent histories of African resistance and liberation. These developments are explored in this collection of essays by international scholars, who debate the relationship between the culture of Greece and Rome and the changes that have followed the end of colonial empires.

    List of Illustrations
    List of Contributors
    Introduction
    Case Studies
    Trojan Women in Yorubaland: Femi Osofisan's Women of Owu
    Antigone's Boat: the Colonial and the Postcolonial in Tegonni: An African Antigone by Femi Osofisan
    Antigone and her African Sisters: West African Versions of a Greek Original
    Cross-Cultural Bonds Between Ancient Greece and Africa: Implications for Contemporary Staging Practices
    The Curse of the Canon: Ola Rotimi's The Gods Are Not To Blame
    Post-Apartheid Electra: In the City of Paradise
    Sculpture at Heroes' Acre, Harare, Zimbabwe: Classical Influences?
    Encounter and New Traditions
    Perspectives on Post-Colonialism in South Africa: the Voortrekker Monument's Classical Heritage
    Imperial Reflections: The Post-Colonial Verse-Novel as Post-Epic
    A Divided Child, or Derek Walcott's Post-Colonial Philology
    Arriving Backwards: the Return of The Odyssey in the English-Speaking Caribbean
    'If You are a Woman': Theatrical Womanizing in Sophocles' Antigone and Fugard, Kani, and Ntshona's The Island
    Finding a Post-Colonial Voice for Antigone: Seamus Heaney's Burial at Thebes
    Challenging Theory: Framing Further Questions
    'The Same Kind of Smile?' About the 'Use and Abuse' of Theory in Constructing the Classical Tradition
    From the Peloponnesian War to the Iraq War: a Post-Liberal Reading of Greek Tragedy
    Western Classics, Indian Classics: Postcolonial Contestations
    Shades of Multi-Lingualism and Multi-Vocalism in Modern Performances of Greek Tragedy in Post-Colonial Contexts
    The Empire Never Ended
    Another Architecture
    Bibliography
    Index

    Buy it from $44.06
    what's this?
    Rush Rewards U
    Members Receive:
    coins
    coins
    You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
    ×
    Free shipping on orders over $35*

    *A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

    Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

    ×