global crusoe comparative literature postcolonial theory and transnational aesthetics

Download Book Global Crusoe Comparative Literature Postcolonial Theory And Transnational Aesthetics in PDF format. You can Read Online Global Crusoe Comparative Literature Postcolonial Theory And Transnational Aesthetics here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Global Crusoe

Author : Ann Marie Fallon
ISBN : 9781317127994
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 49. 43 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 423
Read : 638

Get This Book


Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe, from a Native American reservation to a Botswanan village, to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. In her study of the novels, poems, short stories and films that adapt the Crusoe myth, Ann Marie Fallon argues that the twentieth-century Crusoe is not a lone, struggling survivor, but a cosmopolitan figure who serves as a warning against the dangers of individual isolation and colonial oppression. Fallon uses feminist and postcolonial theory to reexamine Defoe's original novel and several contemporary texts, showing how writers take up the traumatic narratives of Crusoe in response to the intensifying transnational and postcolonial experiences of the second half of the twentieth century. Reading texts by authors such as Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Derek Walcott, Elizabeth Bishop, and J.M. Coetzee within their social, historical and political contexts, Fallon shows how contemporary revisions of the novel reveal the tensions inherent in the transnational project as people and ideas move across borders with frequency, if not necessarily with ease. In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe's discovery of 'Friday's footprint' fills him with such anxiety that he feels the print like an animal and burrows into his shelter. Likewise, modern readers and writers continue to experience a deep anxiety when confronting the narrative issues at the center of Crusoe's story.

The Serpent And The Rope

Author : Raja Rao
ISBN : 9789351188018
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 50. 74 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 373
Read : 740

Get This Book


Rama, a young scholar, meets Madeleine at a university in France. Though they seem to be made for each other, both alike in temperament and character, at times they are divided, a huge gulf separating them. Rama’s trip back to India for his father’s illness forcibly reminds him of the underlying contrasts between India and Europe, and of a certain conflict between them in himself. When he returns to France, Rama and Madeleine must face the problems in their marriage. Can they preserve their identities, or must one sacrifice one’s inheritance to make the relationship a success?

The Cambridge Companion To Robinson Crusoe

Author : John Richetti
ISBN : 9781108609289
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 35. 90 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 341
Read : 858

Get This Book


An instant success in its own time, Daniel Defoe's The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe has for three centuries drawn readers to its archetypal hero, the man surviving alone on an island. This Companion begins by studying the eighteenth-century literary, historical and cultural contexts of Defoe's novel, exploring the reasons for its immense popularity in Britain and in its colonies in America and in the wider European world. Chapters from leading scholars discuss the social, economic and political dimensions of Crusoe's island story before examining the 'after life' of Robinson Crusoe, from the book's multitudinous translations to its cultural migrations and transformations into other media such as film and television. By considering Defoe's seminal work from a variety of critical perspectives, this book provides a full understanding of the perennial fascination with, and the enduring legacy of, both the book and its iconic hero.

Born Translated

Author : Rebecca L. Walkowitz
ISBN : 9780231539456
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56. 26 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 259
Read : 590

Get This Book


As a growing number of contemporary novelists write for publication in multiple languages, the genre's form and aims are shifting. Born-translated novels include passages that appear to be written in different tongues, narrators who speak to foreign audiences, and other visual and formal techniques that treat translation as a medium rather than as an afterthought. These strategies challenge the global dominance of English, complicate "native" readership, and protect creative works against misinterpretation as they circulate. They have also given rise to a new form of writing that confounds traditional models of literary history and political community. Born Translated builds a much-needed framework for understanding translation's effect on fictional works, as well as digital art, avant-garde magazines, literary anthologies, and visual media. Artists and novelists discussed include J. M. Coetzee, Junot Díaz, Jonathan Safran Foer, Mohsin Hamid, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jamaica Kincaid, Ben Lerner, China Miéville, David Mitchell, Walter Mosley, Caryl Phillips, Adam Thirlwell, Amy Waldman, and Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries. The book understands that contemporary literature begins at once in many places, engaging in a new type of social embeddedness and political solidarity. It recasts literary history as a series of convergences and departures and, by elevating the status of "born-translated" works, redefines common conceptions of author, reader, and nation.

Taboo Memories Diasporic Voices

Author : Ella Shohat
ISBN : 0822337711
Genre : History
File Size : 51. 15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 688
Read : 1323

Get This Book


Since September 11, public discourse has often been framed in terms of absolutes: an age of innocence gives way to a present under siege, while the United States and its allies face off against the Axis of Evil. This special issue of Social Text aims to move beyond these binaries toward thoughtful analysis. The editors argue that the challenge for the Left is to develop an antiterrorism stance that acknowledges the legacy of U.S. trade and foreign policy as well as the diversity of the Muslim faith and the dangers presented by fundamentalism of all kinds. Examining the strengths and shortcomings of area, race, and gender studies in the search for understanding, this issue considers cross-cultural feminism as a means of combating terrorism; racial profiling of Muslims in the context of other racist logics; and the homogenization of dissent. The issue includes poetry, photographic work, and an article by Judith Butler on the discursive space surrounding the attacks of September 11. This impressive range of contributions questions the meaning and implications of the events of September 11 and their aftermath. Contributors. Muneer Ahmad, Meena Alexander, Lopamudra Basu, Judith Butler, Zillah Eisenstein, Stefano Harney, Randy Martin, Rosalind C. Morris, Fred Moten, Sandrine Nicoletta, Yigal Nizri, Jasbir K. Puar, Amit S. Rai, Ella Shohat, Ban Wang

Theorizing Literary Islands

Author :
ISBN : 1783488077
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34. 75 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 852
Read : 1018

Get This Book



John Dollar

Author : Marianne Wiggins
ISBN : 9780671039554
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 49. 15 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 985
Read : 969

Get This Book


Young widowed Charlotte Lewes leaves World War I England for Burma, falls in love with sailor John Dollar, and becomes marooned with him--and eight children--on a remote island

Post Colonial Studies The Key Concepts

Author : Bill Ashcroft
ISBN : 9781134544219
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 42. 58 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 782
Read : 1219

Get This Book


First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Post Colonial Studies Reader

Author : Bill Ashcroft
ISBN : 0415345650
Genre : History
File Size : 34. 76 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 112
Read : 841

Get This Book


An introduction to the important texts in post-colonial theory and criticism. This second edition includes 121 extracts from key works in the field. It covers sections on Nationalism, Hybridity, Diaspora and Globalization. It contains debates, topics and critics, and is useful for students.

A Critique Of Postcolonial Reason

Author : Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
ISBN : 9780674504172
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 71. 85 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 993
Read : 800

Get This Book


Are the "culture wars" over? When did they begin? What is their relationship to gender struggle and the dynamics of class? In her first full treatment of postcolonial studies, a field that she helped define, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the world's foremost literary theorists, poses these questions from within the postcolonial enclave.

Top Download:

Best Books