Rerouting the Postcolonial: New Directions for the New Millennium

Janet Mary Wilson (Editor), Cristina Sandru (Editor), Sarah Lawson Welsh (Editor)

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Abstract

Rerouting the Postcolonial re-orientates and re-invigorates the field of Postcolonial Studies in line with recent trends in critical theory, reconnecting the ethical and political with the aesthetic aspect of postcolonial culture.

Bringing together a group of leading and emerging intellectuals, this volume charts and challenges the diversity of postcolonial studies, including sections on:

.new directions and growth areas from performance and autobiography to diaspora and transnationalism
.new subject matters such as sexuality and queer theory, ecocriticism and discussions of areas of Europe as postcolonial spaces
.new theoretical directions such as globalization, fundamentalism, terror and theories of ‘affect’.

Each section incorporates a clear, concise introduction, making this volume both an accessible overview of the field whilst also an invigorating collection of scholarship for the new millennium.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages250
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780203862193, 9780415543255
ISBN (Print)9780415543248
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • roots and routes
  • cosmopolitanism
  • cosmopolitan criticism; Esperanto
  • neo liberalism
  • Cast Away; transnation; Canadian space; Leila Aboulela
  • Canadian refugee fiction; Ma Jian's Red Dust; cosmopolitanism provincialism; postcolonial aesthetic
  • post-apartheid canon; TRC narratives; nadine Gordima's Get a Life; un-American exceptionalism; flexible citizens
  • linguistic remapping; rerouting the queer: Jean Senac and Jean Genet

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