The western canon is the body of western literature, post-colonial literatures, critical theory and the literary canon,. Post-colonial african literature as counter-discourse: jm coetzee's foe and the reworking of the canon. Postcolonialism (postcolonial theory, postcolonian studies, post-colonial theory) is a specifically postmodern intellectual discourse that consists of reactions to, and analysis of, the cultural legacy of colonialism and imperialism. In flesh and fish blood subramanian shankar breaks new ground in postcolonial studies by exploring the rich potential of vernacular literary expressions shankar pushes beyond the postcolonial anglophone canon and works with indian literature and film in english, tamil, and hindi to present one of the first extended explorations of representations of caste, including a critical consideration.
Essay about exploring the post-colonial literary canon iacsit press, singapore exploring the post-colonial literary canon sandhya rao mehta sultan qaboos university, oman abstract. Postcolonial literary theory re-examines colonial and postcolonial literature, exploring how they shaped and were or under post-colonial literature - is. Start studying schools of literary criticism in exploring the writer's intentions ideology implicit in the literary canon to increase awareness of sexual. Special attention is given to new perspectives on shakesperean criticism, theories of the novel and models of the literary canon the book will help to define and account for the major developments in literary criticism during this century exploring the full diversity of critical work from major critics such as t s eliot and f r leavis to minor.
Paradigmatic space for the study of colonialism and post-colonialism, a space in which all of the contradictions and ambiguities of the colonial project have been revealed with particular acuteness' 7 if this is the case, then i argue, from the perspective of a literary exploration, that. While they acknowledge that every post-colonial situation is different, they emphasize the importance of comparison among post-colonial cultures if we are to study 'the transformations undergone by the english language and literary traditions' in these diverse locations (brydon and tiffin, 1993, p 12. Teaching of postcolonial literature that have to be addressed: first is the necessity to define precisely the specific model of postcoloniality to suit varied colonial experiences from time to time, and second, the inescapable interface of teaching literature of this. Postcolonial literature next in a nutshell let's be real: colonialism was an ugly thing a bunch of europeans basically went off into the four corners of the globe—into africa, asia, south america (not to mention north america)—and pillaged other people's land, their resources, their minerals, and their labor and grew filthy rich off of them.
Master of arts in liberal studies topics will include african american literature, post-war jewish fiction, native american literature, whiteness studies, chicano. An introduction to post-colonialism, post-colonial theory and post-colonial literature where does it come from post-colonial literature comes from britain's former colonies in the caribbean, africa and. Postcolonial manchester offers a radical new perspective on britain's devolved literary cultures by focusing on manchester's vibrant, multicultural literary scene.
Post-colonial literatures: expanding the canon, post-colonialism and american literature new zealand, and canada) that comprise the post-colonial canon. Post-colonial african literature and counter-discourse: jm coetzee's fiction and reworking of canonical works dr ayo kehinde department of english. Diasporic literature and theory - where now conservative canon of post-colonial literature, one which foregrounds works painfully exploring the terrified.
In scores of western academic texts, literary novels, and artworks during the colonial period, said found a disturbing and fantastical geography of west vs east, one in which the west's depiction of itself as civilized and advanced depended on the degradation of asian and middle eastern cultures as barbaric and backwards. The question of the canon and the classic has plagued postcolonial studies for as long as scholars like gauri viswanathan have interrogated the presence of colonial education in india and its insistence on modeling good english behavior through the best literary texts the island had to offer. Books shelved as postcolonial-literature: things fall apart by chinua achebe, wide sargasso sea by jean rhys, the god of small things by arundhati roy, h.
The main concern of the book is not with what a literary canon is, but with how it reaffirms and transforms itself and evades oblivion, and in particular how and why postcolonial authors and critics construct and revive the idea of the classic. Silence as insubordination: friday and michael k's within the literary canon post-colonial criticism of literature from. For example, it said, while things fall apart by chinua achebe — a novel set in colonial-era nigeria — is a triumph of literature that everyone in the world should read, it could. Start studying cset english - literary criticism the literature of different post-colonial populations-how does a literary text in the western canon reinforce.