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The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel


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Ato Quayson, Tim Watson, Debjani Ganguly, Zoe Norridge, Anthony Carrigan, Clare Barker, Evan Mwangi, Yoon Sun Lee, Philip Dickinson, Stephen Knight, Rashmi Varma, Robert Zacharias
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  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107588059

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Reflecting the development of postcolonial literary studies into a significant and intellectually vibrant field, this Companion explores genres and theoretical movements such as magical realism, crime fiction, ecocriticism, and gender and sexuality. Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this book offers insight into the representative movements, cultural settings, and critical reception that define the postcolonial novel. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape, and will serve as a valuable resource to students and established scholars alike.

    • Offers fresh and innovative essays by leading scholars
    • Explores perennial as well as emerging themes in the field of postcolonial literature
    • Includes extensive chronology of socio-political and literary events
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this remarkable volume fills a gap and appears as a welcome overview; it will certainly prove useful to students and teachers alike.' Commonwealth Essays and Studies

    'Ultimately, this book will surely be of interest to students of literature, particularly those in higher education who are currently working with postcolonial literatures and who will find starting points for their studies in this book.' Stuart Bentley, Reference Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107588059
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: the postcolonial novel in a changing frame Ato Quayson
    2. The colonial novel Tim Watson
    3. The postcolonial novel in the wake of 1989 Debjani Ganguly
    4. Magical/realist novels and the politics of the possible Zoe Norridge
    5. Nature, ecocriticism, and the postcolonial novel Anthony Carrigan
    6. Disability and the postcolonial novel Clare Barker
    7. Gender, sexuality, and the postcolonial novel Evan Mwangi
    8. The postcolonial novel and diaspora Yoon Sun Lee
    9. Itineraries of the sublime in the postcolonial novel Philip Dickinson
    10. The postcolonial crime novel Stephen Knight
    11. The gleam and the darkness: representations of the city in the postcolonial novel Rashmi Varma
    12. Space and the postcolonial novel Robert Zacharias
    13. Tragedy, alienation, and the postcolonial novel Ato Quayson.

  • Editor

    Ato Quayson, University of Toronto
    Ato Quayson is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto. He is Fellow of both the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Canada. His books include Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process, Calibrations: Reading for the Social, and Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation.


    Ato Quayson, Tim Watson, Debjani Ganguly, Zoe Norridge, Anthony Carrigan, Clare Barker, Evan Mwangi, Yoon Sun Lee, Philip Dickinson, Stephen Knight, Rashmi Varma, Robert Zacharias

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