|York Notes Companions Postcolonial Literature||
York Notes Companions Postcolonial Literature
|17.10||approx. 7-9 days|
This volume mines the diversity and richness of the literature and literary theory produced in the postcolonial era, discussing texts and ideas from all over the world such Heart of Darkness, Wide Sargasso Sea, The Mimic Men, Beloved and the poetry collection Born to Slow Horses. Topics such as race, gender and sexuality, globalisation and multiculturalism are featured alongside postcolonial reading practices and explorations of key concepts such as cross-cultural paradigms, hybridity and decolonisation.
The York Notes Companion to Postcolonial Literature explores the diversity and richness of postcolonial literature and literary theory, engaging with topics such as race, gender and sexuality, globalisation and multiculturalism. Examining key postcolonial texts, including Heart of Darkness, Wide Sargasso Sea, Beloved and the poetry collection Born to Slow Horses, the Companion covers a range of genres in detailed commentaries, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of postcolonial literature.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
Ø Analysis of key texts and debates
Ø Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
Ø Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
Ø Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
Ø Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
Ø Timelines and annotated further reading
Wendy Knepper is a Lecturer in English at Brunel University, and a member of the UK Postcolonial Studies Association
Wendy Knepper is a Lecturer in English at Brunel University. Her research and teaching interests lie inmodernist, transnational, postcolonial and contemporary literatures with special interests in women’s writing and Caribbean literature, and she is a member of the UK Postcolonial Studies Association. She has a critical introduction to the work of Patrick Chamoiseau forthcoming with University of Mississippi Press and has published articles and book chapters on Jamaica Kincaid, Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips among others.