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Tradition and the Postcolonial Talent: T. S. Eliot versus E. K. Brathwaite

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the relation between Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Caribbean “nation language” poetics and the poems and critical essays of T. S. Eliot. Reading Brathwaite's epic sequence, The ... 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


Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... 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


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


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


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


Tropical Apocalypse: Globalization and the Caribbean End Times

Martin Munro

in Caribbean Globalizations, 1492 to the Present Day

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381519
eISBN:
9781781384923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381519.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the relationship between the theory and experience of the apocalypse in the complex, globalized, present, and in Caribbean history. It first considers images of the apocalypse ... 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


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


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


Style as Habitus: World Literature, Decolonization and Caribbean Voices

Michael Niblett

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter yokes a world-systems perspective to Pierre Bourdieu’s insights into the production of the meaning and value of cultural works. Drawing on Franco Moretti’s recent suggestion that we ... 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


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


Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Lucy Evans

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book examines the representation of community in contemporary Anglophone Caribbean literature, focusing on the most recent wave of Anglophone Caribbean short story writers following the genre’s ... More


Maryse Condé: Post-Postcolonial?

Typhaine Leservot

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born in 1937 in Guadeloupe, Maryse Condé was sent by her parents to pursue her studies in France at the age of sixteen. She earned her BA in English and Classical Literatures from the Sorbonne in ... 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


Deforestation and the Yearning for Lost Landscapes in Caribbean Literatures

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the forest as a site of multiple power struggles in the Caribbean over time. Drawing from an extensive body of Caribbean literature and history in the major language areas of ... More


Francophone Island Cultures: Comparing Discourses of Identity in ‘Is-land’ Literatures

Pascale De Souza

in Postcolonial Thought in the French-speaking World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310546
eISBN:
9781846319808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846319808.020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The contribution of island cultures to postcolonial debate has received little attention from scholars. While Caribbean literature and authors have generated much interest, literature from the ... More


Conclusion: The Missing People: Theorizing Haitian and Caribbean Exiles

in Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferriere, Danticat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310799
eISBN:
9781846313080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313080.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter addresses the question of how Haitian exiles analyzed in this book relate to other contemporary narratives and theories of exile, both from the Caribbean and from the wider world. It ... More


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