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Reading the `New' Literatures in a Post-Colonial Era


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The 'new' literatures have most commonly been seen as a staging post en route to the current 'post-colonial' era. Yet these literatures and the diverse cultural histories they represent are older than such recent interpretations of them. This collection of essays investigates ways in which we can return to 'reading' these 'new' literatures without falling back on current critical assumptions.


First Published: 04 Sep 2000
13 Digit ISBN: 9780859916011
Pages: 178
Size: 21.6 x 13.8
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: D.S.Brewer
BIC Class: DS

Details updated on 24 Nov 2015


  • 1  Introduction
  • 2  Eighteenth Century Men of Letters: Ignatius Sancho and Sake Dean Mahomed
  • 3  Notes Towards Reading the New Literatures in Nineteenth Century Bengal
  • 4  Venetian Spaces: Old-New Literatures and the Ambivalent Uses of Jewish History
  • 5  Imagining the postcolonial writer
  • 6  Reading the referent: Postcolonialism and the Writing of Modernity
  • 7  Caribbean Creole: The Real Thing? Writing and Reading the Creole in a Selection of Women's Texts
  • 8  Shamanism in Oceania: The Poetry of Albert Wendt
  • 9  The Necessity of Error: Memory and Representation in the New Literatures