The Politics of Postcolonial Criticism

Edited by Andrew Gurr

Yearbook of English Studies 27

W. S. Maney & Son Ltd for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 1997  •  351pp

ISBN: 0-901286-69-9 (paperback)

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Contents:

ix
Editorial Note
Andrew Gurr
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1-2
Preface
Andrew Gurr
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3-21
The Postcolonial: Conceptual Category or Chimera?
Benita Parry
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22-39
Postcolonialism and Multiculturalism: Between Race and Ethnicity
Sneja Gunew
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40-50
Home and Colonial: Post-Imperial Negotiations
Colin Nicholson
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51-65
Black American Literature and the Postcolonial Debate
Christine MacLeod
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66-78
Oral/Literate/Transcendent: The Politics of Language Modes in 'Kim'
Ian Adam
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79-94
Postcoloniality of a Special Type: Theory and Its Appropriations in South Africa
Nicholas Visser
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95-107
'Either I'm nobody or I'm a nation': Writing and the Fruits of Uncertainty
Dennis Walder
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108-129
Time, Space, and Writing in Three Colonial Yoruba Novels
Karin Barber
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130-136
Documentation and Communication in Postcolonial Societies: The Politics of Control
Gareth Griffiths
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137-149
Protocols of Representation and the Problems of Constituting an African 'Gnosis': Achebe and Okri
Ato Quayson
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150-164
The Politics and Poetics of Otherness: A Study of Wole Soyinka's 'The Interpreters'
Femi Abodunrin
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165-178
Being Aplace
Angela Smith
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179-192
Fighting the Good Fight: What Tsitsi Dangarembga's 'Nervous Conditions' Says about Language and Power
Gilian Gorle
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193-200
Ngugi's Ideal Reader and the Postcolonial Reality
Henry Indangasi
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201-218
'Like wounded birds'?: Ngugi and the Intellectuals
Patrick Williams
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219-233
Colonialist Pretexts and Rites of Reply
Helen Tiffin
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234-235
Review of Ned Lukacher, Daemonic Figures: Shakespeare and the Question of Conscience
John D. Cox
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235-236
Review of Giorgio Melchiori, Shakespeare's Garter Plays: 'Edward III' to 'Merry Wives of Windsor'
David Daniell
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236-237
Review of Mark Jay Mirsky, The Absent Shakespeare
R. A. Foakes
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237-238
Review of Edward Pechter, What Was Shakespeare? Renaissance Plays and Changing Critical Practice
John Drakakis
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238-240
Review of Peter Holland, A Midsummer Night's Dream
M. M. Mahood
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240-241
Review of Gordon Williams, A Dictionary of Sexual Language and Imagery in Shakespearean and Stuart Literature
Andrew Gurr
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241-242
Review of Gale H. Carrithers Jr., James D. Hardy, Jr., Milton and the Hermeneutic Journey
John Leonard
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242-243
Review of Judith Haber, Pastoral and the Poetics of Self-Contradiction: Theocritus to Marvell
Andrew Hadfield
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243-244
Review of David Hill Radcliffe, Forms of Reflection: Genre and Culture in Meditational Writing
Warren Chernaik
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244-245
Review of Timothy Raylor, Cavaliers, Clubs, and Literary Culture: Sir John Mennes, James Smith, and the Order of the Fancy
Margo Hendricks
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245-246
Review of Frank Felsenstein, Anti-Semitic Stereotypes: A Paradigm of Otherness in English Popular Culture, 1660-1830
Edward A. Abramson
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246-247
Review of Catherine Gallagher, Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820
Beth Kowaleski-Wallace
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247-248
Review of Jones DeRitter, The Embodiment of Characters: The Representation of Physical Experience on Stage and in Print, 1728-1749
Anthony Kaufman
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248-249
Review of A. D. Harvey, Sex in Georgian England: Attitudes and Prejudices from the 1720s to the 1820s
Allan Ingram
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249-250
Review of Carol Shiner Wilson, Joel Haefner, Re-Visioning Romanticism: British Women Writers, 1776-1837
Elizabeth A. Bohls
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251-252
Review of Alan Richardson, Literature, Education, and Romanticism: Reading as Social Practice, 1780-1832
Peter M. Briggs
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252-253
Review of Murray G. H. Pittock, Poetry and Jacobite Politics in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland
Brean Hammond
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253-254
Review of E. G. Hundert, The Enlightenment's Fable: Bernard Mandeville and the Discovery of Society
David E. Shuttleton
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254-255
Review of Adam Potkay, The Fate of Eloquence in the Age of Hume
Colin Nicholson
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255-256
Review of Peter Martin, Edmond Malone: Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography
Allan Ingram
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256-257
Review of W. David Shaw, Elegy & Paradox: Testing the Conventions
Thomas Docherty
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258
Review of Edward Copeland, Women Writing about Money: Women's Fiction in England 1700-1820
David E. Shuttleton
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259-260
Review of Patrick J. Keane, Coleridge's Submerged Politics: 'The Ancient Mariner' and 'Robinson Crusoe'
Daniel P. Watkins
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260-262
Review of Andrew Bennett, Keats, Narrative and Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing
G. Kim Blank
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262-263
Review of David Kaufmann, The Business of Common Life: Novels and Classical Economics between Revolution and Reform
Janice Farrar Thaddeus
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263-264
Review of Dorothy Mermin, Godiva's Ride: Women of Letters in England, 1830-1880
Siv Jansson
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264-265
Review of Harold Orel, The Historical Novel from Scott to Sabatini: Changing Attitudes toward a Literary Genre 1814-1920
David H. Richter
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265-266
Review of Harry Stone, The Night Side of Dickens: Cannibalism, Passion, Necessity
Andrew Sanders
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266-268
Review of Malcolm Andrews, Dickens and the Grown-up Child
Marisa Sestito
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268-269
Review of Bruce Mills, Cultural Reformations: Lydia Maria Child and the Literature of Reform
David Seed
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269-270
Review of Leonora Nattrass, William Cobbett: The Politics of Style
John Lucas
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270-271
Review of Christopher D. Felker, Reinventing Cotton Mather in the American Renaissance: 'Magnalia Christi Americana' in Hawthorne, Stowe, and Stoddard
Henry Claridge
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271-272
Review of Martin Klammer, Whitman, Slavery, and the Emergence of 'Leaves of Grass'
Kevin McCarron
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272-273
Review of David Parker, Ethics, Theory and the Novel
Michael Bell
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273-274
Review of Joan Burbick, Healing the Republic: The Language of Health and the Culture of Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century America
Eric Homberger
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274-275
Review of Stephanie A. Smith, Conceived by Liberty: Maternal Figures and Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Louise K. Barnett
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275-276
Review of Rosemarie Bodenheimer, The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction
David Carroll
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276-277
Review of Robert M. Greenberg, Splintered Worlds: Fragmentation and the Ideal of Diversity in the Work of Emerson, Melville, Whitman, and Dickinson
R. D. Gooder
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277-278
Review of Daniel Aaron, American Notes: Selected Essays
James Hurt
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278-280
Review of Millicent Bell, The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton
Janet Beer
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280
Review of Susan Goodman, Edith Wharton's Inner Circle
Janet Beer
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281-282
Review of Herbert F. Smith, The Locus of Meaning: Six Hyperdimensional Fictions
Michael Kaufmann
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282-283
Review of Eric Homberger, Scenes from the Life of a City: Corruption and Conscience in Old New York
Donald B. Gibson
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283-284
Review of Bill Christophersen, The Apparition in the Glass: Charles Brockden Brown's American Gothic
Douglas Anderson
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284-285
Review of Sally Ledger, Scott McCracken, Cultural Politics at the 'Fin de Siècle'
Peter Faulkner
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286-287
Review of Robert Dixon, Writing the Colonial Adventure: Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914
Kate Darian-Smith
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287-288
Review of Robert S. Tilton, Pocahontas: The Evolution of an American Narrative
David Murray
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288-289
Review of Michael Coyle, Ezra Pound, Popular Genres, and the Discourse of Culture
Paul Bishop
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289-290
Review of Bruce Comens, Apocalypse and after: Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky
Robert Casillo
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290-291
Review of Kenneth Asher, T. S. Eliot and Ideology
Robert Crawford
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291-293
Review of Shamoon Zamir, Dark Voices: W. E. B. Du Bois and American Thought, 1888-1903
Richard H. King
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293-294
Review of Frank Lentricchia, Modernist Quartet
Ian F. A. Bell
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294-295
Review of Veronica Marie Gregg, Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole
Coral Ann Howells
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295-296
Review of Arnold E. Davidson, Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West
Peter Easingwood
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296-297
Review of Diane Dufva Quantic, The Nature of the Place: A Study of Great Plains Fiction
R. W. (Herbie) Butterfield
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298-299
Review of Kurt Eisen, The Inner Strength of Opposites: O'Neill's Novelistic Drama and the Melodramatic Imagination
Diana Devlin
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299-300
Review of Patrick A. McCarthy, Forests of Symbols: World, Text, and Self in Malcolm Lowry's Fiction
Peter Easingwood
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300-301
Review of Jerry Gafio Watts, Heroism and the Black Intellectual: Ralph Ellison, Politics, and Afro-American Intellectual Life
Christine MacLeod
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301-303
Review of Fredric Jameson, The Seeds of Time
Steven Connor
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303-305
Review of Michael G. Levine, Writing through Repression: Literature, Censorship, Psychoanalysis
Alison Mark
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305-307
Review of Alan Warren Friedman, Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise
Peter Faulkner
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307-308
Review of Sandra Adell, Double-Consciousness/Double Bind: Theoretical Issues in Twentieth-Century Black Literature
Christine MacLeod
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308-309
Review of Maria H. Frawley, A Wider Range: Travel Writing by Women in Victorian England
Catherine Maxwell
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309-310
Review of John Lowe, Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy
Christine MacLeod
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310-311
Review of Craig Hansen Werner, Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse
Alan Rice
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311-313
Review of Aldon L. Nielsen, Writing between the Lines: Race and Intertextuality
A. Robert Lee
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313-314
Review of Vincent J. Cheng, Joyce, Race, and Empire
Patrick McGee
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314-316
Review of Philip M. Weinstein, The Cambridge Companion to William Faulkner
Pamela Knights
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316-317
Review of Alan Filreis, Modernism from Right to Left: Wallace Stevens, the Thirties & Literary Radicalism
Pat Righelato
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317-319
Review of Nancy R. Comley, Robert Scholes, Hemingway's Genders: Rereading the Hemingway Text
Lionel Kelly
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319-320
Review of Peter Halter, The Revolution in Visual Arts and the Poetry of William Carlos Williams
Stephen Matterson
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320-321
Review of Frederick Buell, National Culture and the New Global System
A. Robert Lee
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322
Review of Karl Kroeber, Ecological Literary Criticism: Romantic Imagining and the Biology of Mind
Terence Hoagwood
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323-325
Review of Bernd Engler, Kurt Müller, Historiographic Metafiction in Modern American and Canadian Literature
Peter Vernon
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325-326
Review of Roger Bowen, 'Many Histories Deep': The 'Personal Landscape' Poets in Egypt, 1940-45
Bernard Bergonzi
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326-327
Review of Rena Fraden, Blueprints for a Black Federal Theatre, 1935-39
Steven Price
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328-329
Review of Gregory D. Black, Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies
Richard Maltby
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329-330
Review of Susan R. Horton, Difficult Women, Artful Lives: Olive Schreiner and Isak Dinesen, in and out of Africa
Stephanie Newell
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330-331
Review of Dominic Head, Nadine Gordimer
Elizabeth Taylor
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331-332
Review of Susan McCabe, Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss
Pat Righelato
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332-333
Review of Warner Berthoff, American Trajectories: Authors and Readings, 1790-1970
R. W. (Herbie) Butterfield
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333-335
Review of Phyllis Frus, The Politics and Poetics of Journalistic Narrative: The Timely and the Timeless
Caroline Levine
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335-336
Review of Ajay Heble, The Tumble of Reason: Alice Munro's Discourse of Absence
Colin Nicholson
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336-337
Review of Richard Foulkes, Scenes from Provincial Stages: Essays in Honour of Kathleen Barker
John Orrell
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337-338
Review of Karen Laughlin, Catherine Schuler, Theatre and Feminist Aesthetics
Diana Devlin
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338-339
Review of William G. Doty, Picturing Cultural Values in Postmodern America
Laura Chernaik
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339-340
Review of Carol Homden, The Plays of David Hare
Diana Devlin
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340-341
Review of Martin S. Regal, Harold Pinter: A Question of Timing
Malcolm Hicks
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341-342
Review of Judie Newman, The Ballistic Bard: Postcolonial Fictions
James Booth
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Bibliography entry:

Gurr, Andrew (ed.), The Politics of Postcolonial Criticism (= Yearbook of English Studies, 27.1 (1997))

First footnote reference: 35 The Politics of Postcolonial Criticism, ed. by Andrew Gurr (= Yearbook of English Studies, 27.1 (1997)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Gurr, p. 47.

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Gurr, Andrew (ed.). 1997. The Politics of Postcolonial Criticism (= Yearbook of English Studies, 27.1)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Gurr 1997: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Gurr 1997: 21.

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