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Metropolitan Publisher as Postcolonial Clearinghouse: The African Writers Series

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Six examines Heinemann Educational Book's African Writers Series, the preeminent literary institution of anglophone Africa. Critics have repeatedly asked whether the series is fundamentally ... More


Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Anissa Janine Wardi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contributes to the fields of African American, ecocritical, and literary studies, as it offers a sustained treatise on watercourses in the African American expressive tradition. It builds ... More


Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Peter J. Kalliney

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Transatlantic Modernism and the Emergence of Postcolonial Literature is a study of midcentury literary institutions integral to the formation of both modernism and postcolonial writing. ... More


For Continuity: FR Leavis, Kamau Brathwaite, and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Three examines the influence of FR Leavis, architect of the Great Tradition, on the thinking of Kamau Brathwaite and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, two of the leading theorists of postcolonial ... More


Developing Fictions: Amos Tutuola at Faber and Faber

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five assesses the impact of development discourse on the literary institutions of the period. At midcentury, the idea of economic development was crucial for managing the transition from ... More


Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Shirley Moody-Turner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Before the innovative and groundbreaking work of Zora Neale Hurston, folklorists from the Hampton Institute collected, studied and wrote about African American folklore. Like Hurston, the Hampton ... More


Who Are We?

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Several South African novels written after 1994 explore questions of personal, cultural and political identity as characters test their inherited values and beliefs in different and often unfamiliar ... More


Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Virginia Lynn Moylan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book draws on archival and community census reports, new interviews with Hurston’s contemporaries, numerous correspondence, and diligent research to fill in the missing pieces of Hurston’s life ... More


Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting ... More


Epilogue

Osizwe Raena Jamila Harwell

in This Woman's Work: The Writing and Activism of Bebe Moore Campbell

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807588
eISBN:
9781496807625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807588.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter culminates the book by revisiting emergent gendered themes from Campbell’s literary and activist work. A close look at her writing and life’s work evidences the continuation of black ... More


The Street Ran through Cities: Faulkner and the Early African American Migration Narrative

James Smethurst and Jay Watson

in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496806345
eISBN:
9781496806383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496806345.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For the most part, when the topic of Faulkner and African American literature is discussed, the intellectual conversation is primarily concerned with the undeniable influence of Faulkner’s fiction on ... More


Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Jane Hiddleston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is a book about expatriation, and the constant, necessary revisiting that follows. In the book, Hiddleston seeks to conceptualise Djebar’s progressive struggle and ... More


Drawing the Line

Carrol Clarkson

in Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

By way of an extended engagement with Peter Fitzpatrick’s reading of Carl Schmitt’s Nomos of the Earth, and with reference to South African writers J.M. Coetzee and Herman Charles Bosman, this ... More


Conclusion

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This concluding chapter gives a final comment on Djebar’s development as a writer and her methods of writing. It focuses on her representation of the suffering felt by Algeria, and the ways in which ... More


Feminism and Women’s Identity

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Feminism and Women’s Identity’ discusses Djebar’s representation of womanhood and femininity in her work. It attempts to locate her position on feminism by comparing the writer’s disassociation from ... More


Introduction

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this first chapter, Hiddleston comments on the significance of expatriation and the memory of native lands in Djebar’s work. The chapter also introduces the recurring themes present in the text, ... More


Haunted Algeria

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Haunted Algeria’ studies Djebar’s expatriation from Algeria in her later works. The chapter describes loss felt by Algeria and foregrounds the country’s search for identity and belonging, as its ... More


War, Memory and Postcoloniality

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘War, Memory and Postcoloniality’ explores Djebar’s process of reflection that gave rise to alternative modes of writing and describes this course of withdrawal and renewal as a movement that went on ... More


Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimony

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Violence, Mourning and Singular Testimony’ explores the political influence in Djebar’s work from the 1990s. The chapter assesses the writer’s use of religious and political discourse in light of ... More


The Early Years

Jane Hiddleston

in Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This first chapter studies Djebar’s works published during the early years of her career, from her first novel La Soif to the last of her novels written in the early period, Les Alouettes naïves. The ... More


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