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This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107090712

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion is the first to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual and gender approaches.
2017-02-27 By Jahan Ramazani

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing.

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316607291

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Travel Writing offers readers an insight into the scope and range of perspectives that one encounters in this field of writing. Encompassing a diverse range of texts and styles, performances and forms, postcolonial travel writing recounts journeys undertaken through places, cultures, and communities that are simultaneously living within, through, and after colonialism in its various guises. The Companion is organized into three parts. Part I, 'Departures', addresses key theoretical issues, topics, and themes. Part II, 'Performances', examines a range of conventional and emerging travel performances and styles in postcolonial travel writing. Part III, 'Peripheries' continues to shift the analysis of travel writing from the traditional focus on Eurocentric contexts. This Companion provides a comprehensive overview of developments in the field, appealing to students and teachers of travel writing and postcolonial studies.
2018-01-11 By Robert Clarke

Translation and code-switching between languages have been important stimuli to poetic creativity in the postcolonial world, as indicated by various chapters in the companion. Postcolonial poets writing in varieties of English creolized ...

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108228619

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The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry is the first collection of essays to explore postcolonial poetry through regional, historical, political, formal, textual, gender, and comparative approaches. The essays encompass a broad range of English-speakers from the Caribbean, Africa, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands; the former settler colonies, such as Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, especially non-Europeans; Ireland, Britain's oldest colony; and postcolonial Britain itself, particularly black and Asian immigrants and their descendants. The comparative essays analyze poetry from across the postcolonial anglophone world in relation to postcolonialism and modernism, fixed and free forms, experimentation, oral performance and creole languages, protest poetry, the poetic mapping of urban and rural spaces, poetic embodiments of sexuality and gender, poetry and publishing history, and poetry's response to, and reimagining of, globalization. Strengthening the place of poetry in postcolonial studies, this Companion also contributes to the globalization of poetry studies.
2017-02-27 By Jahan Ramazani

While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the ...

Author: Alex Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827645

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This Companion offers the most comprehensive overview available of modernist poetry, its forms, its major authors and its contexts. The first part explores the historical and cultural contexts and sexual politics of literary modernism and the avant garde. The chapters in the second part concentrate on individual authors and movements, while the concluding part offers a comprehensive overview of the early reception and subsequent canonisation of modernist poetry. As well as insightful readings of canonical poets, the Companion features extended discussions of poets whose importance is now being increasingly recognised, such as Mina Loy, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and postcolonial poets in the Caribbean, Africa and India. While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the arts and with each other.
2007-07-19 By Alex Davis

Postcolonial Criticism and Indian Historiography . ” Social Text 31.2 : 8-19 . 1996. “ Who's Afraid of Postcoloniality ? ... Cambridge : D. S. Brewer , 57–73 . Quayson , Ato 1997. ... The Hybrid Muse : Postcolonial Poetry in English .

Author: Neil Lazarus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521534186

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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Offers a lucid introduction to postcolonial studies, one of the most important strands in recent literary theory and cultural studies.
2004-07-15 By Neil Lazarus

A fully revised second edition of this multi-author account of Canadian literature, from Aboriginal writing to Margaret Atwood.

Author: Eva-Marie Kröller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107159624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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This fully revised second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature offers a comprehensive introduction to major writers, genres and topics. For this edition several chapters have been completely rewritten to reflect major developments in Canadian literature since 2004. Surveys of fiction, drama and poetry are complemented by chapters on Aboriginal writing, autobiography, literary criticism, writing by women and the emergence of urban writing. Areas of research that have expanded since the first edition include environmental concerns and questions of sexuality which are freshly explored across several different chapters. A substantial chapter on francophone writing is included. Authors such as Margaret Atwood, noted for her experiments in multiple literary genres, are given full consideration, as is the work of authors who have achieved major recognition, such as Alice Munro, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature.
2017-06-08 By Eva-Marie Kröller

Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828277

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Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.
2010-04-22 By Catherine Bates

A tour de force of postcolonial studies, this book will set the agenda for the future, probing how the field has come to develop in the directions it has and why and how it can grow further.

Author: Neil Lazarus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139499323

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Postcolonial Unconscious is a major attempt to reconstruct the whole field of postcolonial studies. In this magisterial and, at times, polemical study, Neil Lazarus argues that the key critical concepts that form the very foundation of the field need to be re-assessed and questioned. Drawing on a vast range of literary sources, Lazarus investigates works and authors from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Arab world, South, Southeast and East Asia, to reconsider them from a postcolonial perspective. Alongside this, he offers bold new readings of some of the most influential figures in the field: Fredric Jameson, Edward Said and Frantz Fanon. A tour de force of postcolonial studies, this book will set the agenda for the future, probing how the field has come to develop in the directions it has and why and how it can grow further.
2011-06-30 By Neil Lazarus

A comprehensive account of Borges's life and work, including his early and late poetry, and his hugely influential short stories.

Author: Edwin Williamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521193399

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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A comprehensive account of Borges's life and work, including his early and late poetry, and his hugely influential short stories.
2013-12-05 By Edwin Williamson

51. K. Miller, “Things,” n.p. 52. Hetherington, “Antiquities,” 122. 53. Ramazani, The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, 1. 54. McCooey, “Postcolonial Poetry,” in The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, 77. 55.

Author: Paul Hetherington

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691180649

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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An engaging and authoritative introduction to an increasingly important and popular literary genre Prose Poetry is the first book of its kind—an engaging and authoritative introduction to the history, development, and features of English-language prose poetry, an increasingly important and popular literary form that is still too little understood and appreciated. Poets and scholars Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton introduce prose poetry’s key characteristics, chart its evolution from the nineteenth century to the present, and discuss many historical and contemporary prose poems that both demonstrate their great diversity around the Anglophone world and show why they represent some of today’s most inventive writing. A prose poem looks like prose but reads like poetry: it lacks the line breaks of other poetic forms but employs poetic techniques, such as internal rhyme, repetition, and compression. Prose Poetry explains how this form opens new spaces for writers to create riveting works that reshape the resources of prose while redefining the poetic. Discussing prose poetry’ s precursors, including William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman, and prose poets such as Charles Simic, Russell Edson, Lydia Davis, and Claudia Rankine, the book pays equal attention to male and female prose poets, documenting women’s essential but frequently unacknowledged contributions to the genre. Revealing how prose poetry tests boundaries and challenges conventions to open up new imaginative vistas, this is an essential book for all readers, students, teachers, and writers of prose poetry.
2020-10-13 By Paul Hetherington

... as a notion covering both sound and sense, to show how D'Aguiar mobilizes the resources of sound and rhyme to explore the emotional impact of his story. In his introduction to The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, ...

Author: Delphine Munos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429516429

Category: Literary Criticism

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Moving beyond the postcolonial literature field’s traditional focus on the novel, this book shines a light on the "minor" genres in which postcolonial issues are also explored. The contributors examine the intersection of generic issues with postcolonial realities in regions such as South Africa, Nigeria, New Zealand, Indonesia, Australia, the United Kingdon, and the Caribbean. These "minor" genres include crime fiction, letter writing, radio plays, poetry, the novel in verse and short stories, as well as blogs and essays. The volume closes with Robert Antoni’s discussion of his use of the vernacular and digital resources in As Flies to Whatless Boys (2013), and suggests that "major" genres might yield new webs of meaning when digital media are mobilized with a view to creating new forms of hybridity and multiplicity that push genre boundaries. In focusing on underrepresented and understudied genres, this book pays justice to the multiplicity of the field of postcolonial studies and gives voice to certain literary traditions within which the novel occupies a less central position. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Writing.
2020-06-05 By Delphine Munos

21 Virginia Whatley Smith, “African American Travel Literature,” in The Cambridge Companion to American Travel ... In Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, eds., The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (New York: Vintage, 1995), 26.

Author: Robert Clarke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107153394

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion addresses an exciting emerging field of literary scholarship that charts the intersections of postcolonial studies and travel writing.
2017-12-31 By Robert Clarke

Rajeev S. Patke, Postcolonial Poetry in English (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 14. Boehmer, Migrant Metaphors, 173. Jahan Ramazani, 'Poetry and Postcolonialism', The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literatures, ed.

Author: Jenni Ramone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474240093

Category: Literary Criticism

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Covering a wide range of textual forms and geographical locations, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates is an advanced introduction to prominent issues in contemporary postcolonial literary studies. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing includes: ·Explorations of key contemporary topics, from ecocriticism, refugeeism, economics, faith and secularism, and gender and sexuality, to the impact of digital humanities on postcolonial studies ·Introductions to a wide range of genres, from the novel, theatre and poetry to life-writing, graphic novels, film and games · In-depth analysis of writing from many postcolonial regions including Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America, and African American writing Covering Anglophone and Francophone texts and contexts, and tackling the relationship between postcolonial studies and world literature, with a glossary of key critical terms, this is an essential text for all students and scholars of contemporary postcolonial studies.
2017-11-16 By Jenni Ramone

A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major themes of this important poet's life and career.

Author: Marjorie Elizabeth Howes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521650892

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major themes of this important poet's life and career.
2006-05-25 By Marjorie Elizabeth Howes

Recently she has contributed articles to the Blackwell Companion to Modernist Poetry (2014), The Cambridge Companion ... Cambridge Companion to British and Irish Women's Poetry (2011), and The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry ...

Author: Alex Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107038677

Category: Literary Criticism

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A History of Modernist Poetry examines innovative anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war period. The first of its three parts considers formal and contextual issues, including myth, politics, gender, and race, while the second and third parts discuss a wide range of individual poets, including Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, Mina Loy, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, and Marianne Moore, as well as key movements such as Imagism, Objectivism, and the Harlem Renaissance. This book also addresses the impact of both World Wars on experimental poetries and the crucial role of magazines in disseminating and proselytizing on behalf of poetic modernism. The collection concludes with a wide-ranging discussion of the inheritance of modernism in recent writing on both sides of the Atlantic.
2015-04-27 By Alex Davis

This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to Irish modernism, offering readers an accessible overview of key writers and artists.

Author: Joe Cleary

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107031418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to Irish modernism, offering readers an accessible overview of key writers and artists.
2014-08-11 By Joe Cleary

See, for example, Knickerbocker, Ecopoetics; Lidström, Nature, Environment, Poetry; Nolan, Unnatural Ecopoetics. 19. Ramazani, introduction to Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry, 1. 20. Bery opens his monograph with the ...

Author: Emily McGiffin

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813942773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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The South African literature of iimbongi, the oral poets of the amaXhosa people, has long shaped understandings of landscape and history and offered a forum for grappling with change. Of Land, Bones, and Money examines the shifting role of these poets in South African society and the ways in which they have helped inform responses to segregation, apartheid, the injustices of extractive capitalism, and contemporary politics in South Africa. Emily McGiffin first discusses the history of the amaXhosa people and the environment of their homelands before moving on to the arrival of the British, who began a relentless campaign annexing land and resources in the region. Drawing on scholarship in the fields of human geography, political ecology, and postcolonial ecocriticism, she considers isiXhosa poetry in translation within its cultural, historical, and environmental contexts, investigating how these poems struggle with the arrival and expansion of the exploitation of natural resources in South Africa and the entrenchment of profoundly racist politics that the process entailed. In contemporary South Africa, iimbongi remain a respected source of knowledge and cultural identity. Their ongoing practice of producing complex, spiritually rich literature continues to have a profound social effect, contributing directly to the healing and well-being of their audiences, to political transformation, and to environmental justice.
2019-07-18 By Emily McGiffin

It is also the subject, including two examples cited below, of my book The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001) and the essays I gathered in A Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial ...

Author: Jahan Ramazani

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226730288

Category: Literary Criticism

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Ideas, culture, and capital flow across national borders with unprecedented speed, but we tend not to think of poems as taking part in globalization. Jahan Ramazani shows that poetry has much to contribute to understanding literature in an extra-national frame. Indeed, the globality of poetry, he argues, stands to energize the transnational turn in the humanities. Poetry in a Global Age builds on Ramazani’s award-winning A Transnational Poetics, a book that had a catalytic effect on literary studies. Ramazani broadens his lens to discuss modern and contemporary poems not only in relation to world literature, war, and questions of orientalism but also in light of current debates over ecocriticism, translation studies, tourism, and cultural geography. He offers brilliant readings of postcolonial poets like Agha Shahid Ali, Lorna Goodison, and Daljit Nagra, as well as canonical modernists such as W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, T. S. Eliot, and Marianne Moore. Ramazani shows that even when poetry seems locally rooted, its long memory of forms and words, its connections across centuries, continents, and languages, make it a powerful imaginative resource for a global age. This book makes a strong case for poetry in the future development of world literature and global studies.
2020-11-18 By Jahan Ramazani

While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the ...

Author: Alex Davis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521853052

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This 2007 Companion offers the most comprehensive overview available of modernist poetry, its forms, its major authors and its contexts. The first part explores the historical and cultural contexts and sexual politics of literary modernism and the avant garde. The chapters in the second part concentrate on individual authors and movements, while the concluding part offers a comprehensive overview of the early reception and subsequent canonisation of modernist poetry. As well as insightful readings of canonical poets, the Companion features extended discussions of poets whose importance is now being increasingly recognised, such as Mina Loy, poets of the Harlem Renaissance, and postcolonial poets in the Caribbean, Africa and India. While modernist poets are often thought of as difficult, these essays will help students to understand and enjoy their experimental, playful and fascinating responses to contemporary social and cultural change and their dialogue with the arts and with each other.
2007-07-19 By Alex Davis

Postcolonial Memory in Irish and Caribbean Writing Stephanie Pocock Boeninger ... “'Poetry Shite': Towards a Postcolonial Reading of Portia Coughlan and Hester Swane. ... The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry.

Author: Stephanie Pocock Boeninger

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815654971

Category: Literary Criticism

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Literary depictions of drowning or burial at sea provide fascinating glimpses into the often-conflicted human relationship with memory. For many cultures and religious traditions, properly remembering the dead involves burial, a funeral, and some kind of grave marker. Traditional rituals of memorialization are disturbed by the drowned body, which may remain lost at sea or be washed up unrecognized on a distant shore. The first book of its kind, Literary Drowning explores depictions of the drowned body in twentieth-century Irish and Caribbean postcolonial literature, uncovering a complex transatlantic conversation that reconsiders memory, forgetfulness, and the role that each plays in the making of the postcolonial subject and nation. Faced with fissures in cultural memory, postcolonial writers often identify their situation—and their nation’s—with that of the drowned body. Floating aimlessly without a grave, unmemorialized and perhaps unremembered, the drowned corpse embodies the troubled memory of the postcolonial nation or individual. Boeninger follows a trail of drowned bodies and literary influence from the turn-of-the-century Irish playwright J. M. Synge, through the poems and plays of St. Lucian Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, to the lesser-known work of Guyanese British novelist and poet David Dabydeen, and finally to the contemporary Irish plays of Marina Carr. Each author, while borrowing from those who came before, changes the image of the drowned body to reflect different facets of the project of remembering postcolonially.

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