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The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature

edited by Michael Bucknor and Alison Donnell
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Book
Published
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Edition
First paperback edition
Language
Text in English
Variant Title
Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature
Series
Routledge Literature Companions
Routledge Companions
ISBN
9780415485777, 0415485770, 9780203830352, 0203830350, 9780415827942, 0415827949
Summary
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.
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.
Description
xxx, 660 pages ; 26 cm.
Notes
  • "1st ed. published 2011"--Title page verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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