By David Bradshaw(eds.)

ISBN-10: 1405135034

ISBN-13: 9781405135030

ISBN-10: 1444317873

ISBN-13: 9781444317879

Taking an cutting edge and multi-disciplinary method of literature from 1947 to the current day, this Concise better half is an crucial advisor for a person looking an authoritative knowing of the highbrow contexts of Postcolonial literature and tradition.

  • An crucial advisor for an individual looking an authoritative knowing of the highbrow contexts of Postcolonialism, bringing jointly 10 unique essays from prime foreign students together with C. L. Innes and Susan Bassnett
  • Explains the guidelines and practises that emerged from the dismantling of ecu empires
  • Explores the ways that those rules and practices inspired the period's keynote matters, resembling race, tradition, and id; literary and cultural translations; and the politics of resistance
  • Chapters hide the fields of identification reviews, orality and literacy, nationalisms, feminism, anthropology and cultural feedback, the politics of rewriting, new geographies, publishing and advertising, translation reviews.
  • Features an invaluable Chronology of the interval, thorough basic bibliography, and publications to additional studying

Content:
Chapter 1 Framing Identities (pages 9–28): David Richards
Chapter 2 Orality and Literacy (pages 29–55): G. N. Devy and Duncan Brown
Chapter three The Politics of Rewriting (pages 56–77): C. L. Innes
Chapter four Postcolonial Translations (pages 78–96): Susan Bassnett
Chapter five country and Nationalisms (pages 97–119): John McLeod
Chapter 6 Feminism and Womanism (pages 120–140): Nana Wilson?Tagoe
Chapter 7 Cartographies and Visualization (pages 141–161): David Howard
Chapter eight Marginality: Representations of Subalternity, Aboriginality and Race (pages 162–181): Stephen Morton
Chapter nine Anthropology and Postcolonialism (pages 182–203): Will Rea
Chapter 10 Publishing Histories (pages 204–228): Gail Low

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Orality and performance, both as subject matter and as critical methodologies, have important implications for postcolonial studies, as well as much to gain from an engagement with the (generally more theorized) work of postcolonial critics. This chapter describes the range of oral literature and performance which characterize past and present life in southern Africa; discusses the histories of orality and postcolonial studies in South Africa and elsewhere; and then suggests the possibilities of critical rapprochement between orality and postcolonialism.

The ideas of Milman Parry, who in the 1920s and 1930s studied the Homeric tradition and its parallels with modern Slavic epics, and those of his student, Albert Lord, have dominated discussions of orality in departments of literature. Both Parry and Lord treat oral literature as a universal genre characterized by common techniques of composition and delivery (a paradigmatic position of which postcolonial scholars would understandably be wary) rather than as emerging in distinct forms under disparate historical circumstances.

Literary studies have tended to remove forms from the time, place, and circumstances out of which they have emerged. The ideas of Milman Parry, who in the 1920s and 1930s studied the Homeric tradition and its parallels with modern Slavic epics, and those of his student, Albert Lord, have dominated discussions of orality in departments of literature. Both Parry and Lord treat oral literature as a universal genre characterized by common techniques of composition and delivery (a paradigmatic position of which postcolonial scholars would understandably be wary) rather than as emerging in distinct forms under disparate historical circumstances.

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