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The Routledge companion to Anglophone Caribbean literature

Author: Michael Bucknor; Alison Donnell
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge literature companions
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This companion is divided into six sections that provide an introduction to and critical history of the field, discussions of key texts and a critical debate on major topics such as the nation, race, gender and migration.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bucknor; Alison Donnell
ISBN: 9780415485777 0415485770 9780203830352 0203830350
OCLC Number: 457164579
Description: xxx, 660 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Dionne Brand: a poetics of diasporic domestic radicalism / Alexis Pauline Gumbs --
Kamau Brathwaite: grounded in the past, revisioning the present / Elaine Savory --
Erna Brodber: a poetics of redemption / Antonia MacDonald --
Michelle cliff: the unheard music / Isabel Hoving --
Wilson Harris: understanding the language of the imagination / Mark McWatt --
C.L.R. James: twentieth-century literary journeys / Aaron Kamugisha --
George Lamming: revolutionary poetics / Sandra Pouchet Paquet --
Earl Lovelace: the poetics and politics of his fiction / John Thieme --
V.S. Naipaul: the writer as the last free man / Nicholas Laughlin --
Caryl Phillips: the dignity of the examined life / Bénédicte Ledent --
Marlene NourbeSe Philip: this space/dis/place between, the poetics and philosophy of body, voice and silence / Curdella Forbes --
Olive Senior: 'Grung'/ground(ed) poetics, 'The voice from the bottom of the well' / Michael A. Bucknor --
Derek Walcott: on being a Caribbean poet / Edward Baugh --
Sylvia Wynter: insurgent criticism and a poetics of disenchantment / Norval Edwards --
The foundational generation: from The beacon to Savacou / Norval Edwards --
The questioning generation: rights, representations and cultural fractions in the 1980s and 1990s / Alison Donnell --
The eclectic generation: Caribbean literary criticism at the turn of the twenty-first century / Nadia Ellis --
Early colonial narratives of the West Indies: Lady Nugent, Eliza Fenwick, Matthew Lewis and Frieda Cassin / Evelyn O'Callaghan --
The urban-rural dialectic and the changing role of black women: Jane's career, Banana bottom, Minty alley and Pocomania / Belinda Edmondson --
'So differently from what the heart arranged': Voices under the window, New day and A quality of violence / Victor L. Chang --
Caribbean ecopoetics: dwelling in In the castle of my skin, Palace of the peacock and A house for Mr Biswas / Supriya Nair --
Prophetic visions of the past: The arrivants and Another life / Lorna Burns --
Race, diaspora and identity: The meeting point, Brown girl, Brownstones and The lonely Londoners / Hyacinth M. Simpson --
Wordy, worldly women poets: Louise Bennett, Lorna Goodison and Olive Senior / Denise deCaires Narain --
Writing gender, re-writing nation: Wide Sargasso Sea, Annie John, Jane and Louisa will soon come home and Myal / Rebecca Ashworth --
'Fi wi story': moments in the emergence of a Caribbean theatre we can own: Man better man, Pantomime and Lionheart gal / Carolyn Allen --
From diasporic sensibility to close transnationalism: The Agüero sister, The dew breaker and The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao / Kezia Page --
Rewriting the mother/nation: No telephone to heaven, In another place, No here and Cereus blooms at night / Emily L. Taylor. [cont.] Migration and diaspora in contemporary Caribbean literature: 'no nation now but the imagination' / David Chariandy --
Dub poetry as a postmodern art form: self-conscious of critical reception / Michael A. Bucknor --
Ecocriticism: the politics of place / Elizabeth DeLoughrey --
Caribbean life-writing and performative liberation: beyond the boundaries / Lisa R. Brown --
Marxism: reading class in Anglophone Caribbean literature / Glyne A. Griffith --
Modernism and Anglophone Caribbean literature / J. Dillon Brown --
Hybridity and subalternity in the postcolonial Caribbean: splitting the difference / Lincoln Z. Shlensky --
Psychoanalysis in Caribbean literature / Whitney Bly Edwards --
Queer theory and Caribbean writing / Ronald Cummings --
Strategies of Caribbean feminism / Donette Francis --
The canon/canonicity. Anglophone Caribbean literature and the canon / Leah Rosenberg ; Canons, curriculums and critics / Kenneth Ramchand --
Ethnicity. Authorial reckoning with the Dougla in Trinidad literature, 1929-1997 / Sheila Rampersad ; Chinese characters in Anglo-Caribbean literature / Anne-Marie Lee-Loy --
Folk. 'Folking up the criticism': the politics of 'the folk' in Caribbean discourse / Christian Campbell ; The folk in Caribbean theatre / Louis Regis --
Gender/sexuality. Caribbean literature and sexuality / Faith Smith ; Male same-sex relationality as critical trauma: un-knowing the language of heteronormative dominance in Anglo-Caribbean gender discourse / Charleston Thomas --
History. The lives of others: happenings, histories and literary healing / Alison Donnell ; Re-membering history: the aesthetics of ruins in West Indian postcolonial poetry / Dania Dwyer --
Indigeneity: 'there once was an India' who imagined elsewhere and others / Tanya Shields ; Recognizing the spirit: indigenous spirituality and Caribbean literature / Kei Miller --
Language. Language and the downpressed: the Rasta Man in Jamaican creative writing / Velma Pollard ; Language use and West Indian literary criticism /Merle Hodge --
Location. The language of landscape: a lexicon of the Caribbean spatial imaginary / Sarah Phillips Casteel ; Memory-work: reading Merle Collins and the poetics of place / Shalini Puri --
Migration. Returns and redirections in Caribbean diaspora literary politics: 'Tom Say' / Rinaldo Walcott ; 'Triply diasporized': literary pathways of Caribbean migration and diaspora / Carole Boyce Davies --
Nation. At the border: what remains, abides: fragmentation, nation and the arrivant / Anthony Reed ; Rewriting the Caribbean nation: literary authorship and the diasporic imagination / Marika Preziuso --
Popular. What is the 'popular' in Caribbean popular culture?: notes towards a response / Patricia J. Saunders ; Killing talk: postmodernism and the popular--violence and Jamaican dancehall music / Idara Hippolyte --
Race. Black radical thought / Eldon V. Birthwright ; The divisions that bind: thinking through race in Anglophone Caribbean literature / Jean Antoine-Dunne --
Anthologizing the Caribbean / Erika J. Waters --
Political tensions and Caribbean voices: the Swanzy years, 1946-1954 / Philip Nanton --
'Look, we movin now': the interface between film and literature / Jean Antoine-Dunne --
Ways of seeing: visual/verbal expressions, Caribbean writers who paint / Kim Robinson-Walcott --
The idea of the literary in the Little magazines of the 1940s / Raphael Dalleo --
Local and metropolitan publishing / Gail Low --
Log on: toward social and digital islands / Annie Paul.
Series Title: Routledge literature companions
Other Titles: Companion to Anglophone Caribbean literature
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bucknor and Alison Donnell.

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This companion is divided into six sections that provide an introduction to and critical history of the field, discussions of key texts and a critical debate on major topics such as the nation, race, gender and migration.

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