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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


Caliban's Modernities, Postcolonial Poeteries

Jahan Ramazani

in A Transnational Poetics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226703442
eISBN:
9780226703374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703374.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines how postcolonial poetry responds to the technology, alienation and other features of global modernity. It compares this response to those of the more canonically modernist ... More


Poetry and Song

Jahan Ramazani

in Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083735
eISBN:
9780226083421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083421.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In homage to the long fellowship between poetry and song, modern and contemporary writers often title their poems “songs.” This book examines how they make use of song lyrics and song forms, quote ... More


Modernist Inflections, Postcolonial Directions

Jahan Ramazani

in Poetry in a Global Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226730004
eISBN:
9780226730288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226730288.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What is the relation between two of the most significant areas of twentieth-century literary achievement, namely modernism and postcolonial poetry? How does postcolonial poetry converge with and ... More


Decolonizing Hybridity through Intersectionality and Diaspora in the Poetry of Olinda Beja

Daniel F. Silva

in Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941008
eISBN:
9781789628999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941008.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers how Beja, born in 1946 in the African archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe, seeks to produce a signifying chain that emerges from the centuries-long impact of imperial power on ... More


Autoethnography

Patrick Hayes

in The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 7: Postwar to Contemporary, 1945-2020

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198737339
eISBN:
9780191946523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737339.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The multilingualism of postcolonial life-writing brought new attention to how the self is situated within and between wider cultural frameworks not necessarily of one’s choosing, and a much sharper ... More


Transcultural Presence

Bill Ashcroft

in Presence: Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452208
eISBN:
9780801469206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452208.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter seeks to discuss a production of “presence” that is not so much a moment of aesthetic intensity as it is a moment of cultural transformation. Such presence may be seen to occur in ... More


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