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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


Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, ... 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


Metropolitan Modernism and Its West Indian Interlocutors

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/9780199977970.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Four examines the BBC's role as a major patron of Caribbean writing in the 1950s and 60s through Caribbean Voices, a weekly literary program. Using extensive archival sources, this chapter ... More


When Revolution Is Not Enough: Tracing the Limits of Black Radicalism in Dionne Brand’s Chronicles of the Hostile Sun and In Another Place, Not Here

Laurie R. Lambert

in The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280063
eISBN:
9780823281510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280063.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes Dionne Brand’s poetry collection, Chronicles of the Hostile Sun (1984), and her novel In Another Place, Not Here (1996). While Chronicles pinpoints the misrepresentation of the ... More


Questioning the Construction of Dogma

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of situating the correlative concepts of authenticity and identity within the historical context of the region, the Introduction discusses the frustrated notion of origins in the French ... More


The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Celia Britton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction seeks to better understand the concept of community as a central and problematic issue in French Caribbean literature. The study examines ... More


Gouverneurs de la … Mangrove: Architextual Authenticity in Maryse Condé’s Traversée de la Mangrove

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As a means of illustrating the central albeit conflicted place that issues of authenticity occupy in the French Caribbean, Chapter 3 examines Guadeloupean Maryse Condé’s canonical novel, Traversée de ... More


Calling the West Indies: Una Marson’s Wireless Black Atlantic

Ian Whittington

in Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a colonial subject and woman of colour, Una Marson occupies a unique place in the history of wartime broadcasting in Britain. Her weekly programCalling the West Indies began as a “message home” ... More


Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual

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/9780199977970.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven examines the evolution of Jean Rhys's long and unusual career. In the 1920s and 30s, Rhys was a typical member of the expatriate artist community of the Left Bank. In the 1940s and 50s, ... More


Reflections on Interior Design: Daniel Maximin’s L’Île et une nuit

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 4 considers issues of identity in the context of hurricane Hugo’s gale force winds and rain battering a house and its solitary inhabitant in Guadeloupe, as recounted in the third and final ... More


Reconquering Dimensions: No Place Like Home

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By way of a brief summary of Ulysses’ return from Troy to Ithaca in Homer’s The Odyssey, the Conclusion begins by juxtaposing the fundamentally different notions of the house as found in traditional ... More


Community, Nature and Solitude in Daniel Maximin’s L’Ile et une nuit

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses mainly on Daniel Maximin’s L’Ile et une nuit but also makes reference to the author’s other two novels, L’Isolé soleil and Soufrières. Britton foregrounds how, in L’Ile et une ... More


Caribbean Critique: Antillean Critical Theory from Toussaint to Glissant

Nick Nesbitt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318665
eISBN:
9781846317934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Caribbean Critique seeks to define and analyze the distinctive contribution of francophone Caribbean thinkers to perimetric Critical Theory. The book argues that their singular project has been to ... More


Literature of Reconstruction: An Architextual Assessment of Post-Earthquake Haiti in Yanick Lahens’s Failles and Guillaume et Nathalie

Jason Herbeck

in Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Whereas, on the heels of a devastating hurricane’s passing, the final pages of Maximin’s L’Île et une nuit (Chapter 4) hint at both architectural and architextual (re)building in the wake of ... More


Restoring Lost Unity in Jacques Roumain’s Gouverneurs de la rosée

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the central theme of community in a close reading of Jacques Roumain’s Gouverneurs de la rosée. It foregrounds the novel’s embodiment of an ideal of organic community and ... More


Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Marlene L. Daut

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was an event of monumental world-historical significance, and here, in the first systematic literary history of those events, Haiti's war of independence is ... More


Past, Future and the Maroon Community in Edouard Glissant’s Le Quatrième Siècle

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores Le Quatrième Siècle’s reflections on the conceptions of community and individual, which are required by a struggle for political independence, Caribbean solidarity, and cultural ... More


On Not Belonging: Surrogate Families and Marginalized Communities in Maryse Condé’s Desirada

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter highlights Desirada’s opposition between the breakdown of the biological family unit and the contrastingly positive strength of relationships not based on biological kinship: friendship ... More


Living by Mistake: Individual and Community in Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle

Celia Britton

in The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846311376
eISBN:
9781786945303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311376.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter provides a close reading of Simone Schwarz-Bart’s Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle, and portrays the rural Antillean community’s inability to derive any emotional strength from the ... More


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