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The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Edited by: Michael A. Bucknor , Alison Donnell

Print publication date:  June  2011
Online publication date:  June  2011

Print ISBN: 9780415485777
eBook ISBN: 9780203830352
Adobe ISBN: 9781136821745

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Book description

The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature offers a comprehensive, critically engaging overview of this increasingly significant body of work.

The volume is divided into six sections that consider:

  • the foremost figures of the Anglophone Caribbean literary tradition and a history of literary critical debate
  • textual turning points, identifying key moments in both literary and critical history and bringing lesser known works into context
  • fresh perspectives on enduring and contentious critical issues including the canon, nation, race, gender, popular culture and migration
  • new directions for literary criticism and theory, such as eco-criticism, psychoanalysis and queer studies
  • the material dissemination of Anglophone Caribbean literature and generic interfaces with film and visual art

This volume is an essential text that brings together sixty-nine entries from scholars across three generations of Caribbean literary studies, ranging from foundational critical voices to emergent scholars in the field.

The volume's reach of subject and clarity of writing provide an excellent resource and springboard to further research for those working in literature and cultural studies, postcolonial and diaspora studies as well as Caribbean studies, history and geography.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Dionne Brand Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Kamau Brathwaite Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Erna Brodber Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Michelle Cliff Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Wilson Harris Download PDF
Chapter  6:  C.L.R. James Download PDF
Chapter  7:  George Lamming Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Earl Lovelace Download PDF
Chapter  9:  V.S. Naipaul Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Caryl Phillips Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Marlene Nourbese Philip Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Olive Senior Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Derek Walcott Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sylvia Wynter Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Foundational Generation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Questioning Generation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Eclectic Generation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Early Colonial Narratives of the West Indies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Urban–Rural Dialectic and the Changing Role of Black Women Download PDF
Chapter  20:  ‘So Differently from what the Heart Arranged’ Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Caribbean Ecopoetics Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Prophetic Visions of the Past Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Race, Diaspora and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Wordy, Worldly Women Poets Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Writing Gender, Re-Writing Nation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  ‘Fi Wi Story’: Moments in the Emergence of a Caribbean Theatre we Can Own Download PDF
Chapter  27:  From Diasporic Sensibility to Close Transnationalism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Rewriting the Mother/Nation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Migration and Diaspora in Contemporary Caribbean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Dub Poetry as a Postmodern Art Form Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Ecocriticism Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Caribbean Life-Writing and Performative Liberation Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Marxism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Modernism and Anglophone Caribbean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Hybridity and Subalternity in the Postcolonial Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Psychoanalysis in Caribbean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Queer Theory and Caribbean Writing Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Strategies of Caribbean Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Anglophone Caribbean Literature and the Canon Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Canons, Curriculums and Critics Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Authorial Reckoning with the Dougla in Trinidad Literature, 1929–1997 Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Chinese Characters in Anglo-Caribbean Literature Download PDF
Chapter  43:  ‘Folking up the Criticism’ Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The Folk in Caribbean Theatre Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Caribbean Literature and Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Male Same-Sex Relationality as Critical Trauma Download PDF
Chapter  47:  The Lives of Others Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Re-membering History Download PDF
Chapter  49:  'There Once Was an Indian’ Who Imagined Elsewhere and Others Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Recognizing the Spirit Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Language and the Downpressed Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Language Use and West Indian Literary Criticism Download PDF
Chapter  53:  The Language of Landscape Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Memory-Work, Field-Work Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Returns and Redirections in Caribbean Diaspora Literary Politics Download PDF
Chapter  56:  ‘Triply Diasporized’ Download PDF
Chapter  57:  At the Border – What Remains, Abides Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Rewriting the Caribbean Nation Download PDF
Chapter  59:  What is the ‘Popular’ in Caribbean Popular Culture? Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Killing Talk Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Black Radical Thought Download PDF
Chapter  62:  The Divisions that Bind Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Anthologizing the Caribbean Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Political Tensions and Caribbean Voices Download PDF
Chapter  65:  ‘Look, we Movin Now’ Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Ways of Seeing Download PDF
Chapter  67:  The Idea of the Literary in the Little Magazines of the 1940s Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Local and Metropolitan Publishing Download PDF
Chapter  69:  Log On Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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