Empire Writes Back Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures

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ISBN-13: 9780415280204
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This volume opens up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures and shows how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language.

Deborah L. Rhode is Professor of Law at Stanford University and former Director of Stanford's Institute for Research on Women and Gender.Bill Ashcroft is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Mikko Lahtinen: Mikko Lahtinen, Soc.Sc.D. (1997) in Political Science, University of Tampere (Finland), Ph.D. (2006) in History of Ideas, University of Oulu (Finland), is senior lecturer of Political Science at University of Tampere. He has published widely on the political theory, history of political philosophy from Antiquity to contemporary thought, Niccolò Machiavelli and Renaissance thought, Montesquieu and Enlightenment, and the Marxist theory from Marx to Gramsci and Althusser.His theoretical-methodological work focuses on the development of the 'conjunctural' theory of history and politics. His forthcoming book "The Land of Libries" (in Finnish) concerns public library as a strong democratic element in Finnish society.

Tiffin is Professor of English at the University of Queensland.

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: What are post-colonial literatures?, Post-colonial literatures and English Studies, Development of post-colonial literatures, Hegemony, Language, Place and displacement, Post-coloniality and theory
Cutting the ground: critical models of post-colonial literatures: National and regional models, Comparisons between two or more regions, The 'Black writing' model, Wider comparative models, Models of hybridity and syncreticity
Re-placing language: textual strategies in post-colonial writing: Abrogation and appropriation, Language and abrogation, A post-colonial linguistic theory: the Creole continuum, The metonymic function of language variance, Strategies of appropriation in post-colonial writing
Re-placing the text: the liberation of post-colonial writing: The imperial moment: control of the means of communication, Colonialism and silence: Lewis Nkosi's Mating Birds, Colonialism and 'authenticity': V.S Naipaul's The Mimic Men, Radical Otherness and hybridity: Timothy Findley's Not Wanted on the Voyage, Appropriating marginality: Janet Frame's The Edge of the Alphabet, Appropriating the frame of power: R.K. Narayan's The Vendor of Sweets
Theory at the crossroads: indigenous theory and post-colonial reading: Indian literary theories, African literary theories, The settler colonies, Caribbean theories
Re-placing theory: post-colonial writing and literary theory: Post-colonial literatures and postmodernism, Post-colonial reconstructions: literature, meaning, value, Post-colonialism as a reading strategy, Re-thinking the Post-colonial. Conclusion: More english than English. Reader's guide
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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