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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 461–481.
Published: 01 November 2018
... unexpectedly useful tool for analyzing postcolonial literatures. Doing so, however, requires us to jettison Lukács's progressive historicism in favor of a model of literary history shaped by uneven temporalities and a fundamental disjunction between the historical perspectives of settler and nonsettler...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
... readings of two contemporary novelists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria) and Chetan Bhagat (India). Despite coming from different countries and political positions, both authors break open existing paradigms in postcolonial literature and represent a new imagining of the potential relationship between...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Jonathan Arac Examining changes in the study of the novel since Novel began publication in 1967, this essay focuses on the current importance of world literature as a topic for debate and exploration and suggests that complex relationships with the study of postcolonial literature have helped to...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... engagement with the question of fictiveness should be on the agenda of political criticism. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Literature, Fictiveness, and Postcolonial Criticism Alok Yadav The question I address is the following: what is our understanding of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2010
... interaction with a history sometimes called “the coolie trade.” The critical reading practice that I argue diasporic literature demands leads us from the literature back toward recognition of the archive itself as transnational. Archives of the Black Atlantic: Postcolonial Citation in...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... also urge reconsideration of the relationship between capital- L literature and genre fiction. Freed from an obligation to represent the nation, contemporary postcolonial genre novels can stand out in their eagerness to join commentary from across the disciplines in busily considering the shape that...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
... © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Weihsin Gui's recent monograph asserts the continued significance of both nationalism and postcolonial literature, arguing that postcolonial literary style can help us to understand nationalism as “a critical constellation,” not necessarily unitary or...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... POLITICS OF POSTCOLONIAL FICTION 243 reception and interpretation of the politics of postcolonial literature. The possibilities are circumscribed by a fairly invariant set of aesthetico-political terms: universal/ particular, Marxist/poststructuralist, materialist/textualist, realist/modernist...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
... incommensurability ” that turns “the struggle over representations ” to “the struggle against representation itself” ( 19 ). Postcolonial literature, Lazarus suggests, “points us in a quite different direction, towards the idea not of ‘fundamental alienness’ but of deep-seated affinity and community, across and...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism . London: Verso, 1991 . Appiah , Anthony K. “Strictures on Structures: The Prospects for a Structuralist Poetics of African Fiction.” Black Literature and Literary Theory . Ed. Henry Louis Gates Jr. New York: Methuen, 1984...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... what Graham Huggan calls the “postcolonial exotic” to evolve a new realist style, one that is deeply inflected by both global capitalism and programmatic writing. The generic development of the global novel may seem like a natural process emerging from the canonization of postcolonial literature...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 200–228.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Cultural Studies 10 ( 2003 ): 105 –30. Chabal , Patrick . Vozes Moçambicanas: Literatura e Nacionalidade . Lisboa: Vega, 1994 . Chatterjee , Partha . The Nation and its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1993 . Chatterjee , Partha...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism.” Social Text 15 (Fall 1986 ): 65 -88. Larson , Charles . “Introduction.” Bombay Tiger . New Delhi: Penguin India, 2008 . v -xviii. Lazarus , Neil . “The Politics of Postcolonial Modernism.” Postcolonial Studies and Beyond . Ed...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Bulawayo, Christopher Mlalazi). Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Charles Mungoshi NoViolet Bulawayo African literature pluralism postcolonialism literary nationalism Postcolonialism and the field that succeeds it—known variously in English departments as world, global, and...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 343–357.
Published: 01 August 2016
...’ overlong neglect of the “specificity of the literary,” Sorensen returns to Lukács in order to arrive at a usable theory of realism for postcolonial literature. Rejecting Lukács's explicit statements in favor of his Theory of the Novel , Sorensen retrieves from the early Lukács the notion of realism as the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2017
... organizing rubric for studying disparate literary cultures: world literature, which competed with postcolonial literature to bring non-European literary cultures to critical attention. Arguing that European culture initiates literary trends, which literatures from other parts of the world imitate and emulate...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 482–489.
Published: 01 November 2009
... autobiography, history, ethnography, moral reflection, and fic- tion, the Hikayat Abdullah is widely regarded by postcolonial literary historians in Malaysia and Indonesia as the earliest instance of “modern” Malay literature. One scene in Abdullah’s work provides an oblique commentary on how...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 156–160.
Published: 01 May 2019
... much a study of the literature of Israel/Palestine as an intervention in the current state of postcolonial studies. In fact, it is a plea for that literature's centrality to the field. As such, it is one of the most serious and sustained endeavors to think theory in relation to the literature of Israel...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 305–308.
Published: 01 November 2007
...MICHAEL DAVIDSON WAI CHEE DIMOCK, Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006), pp. 264, cloth, $35.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Reviews The Longue fhrrde of U.S. Literature...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 338–350.
Published: 01 November 2017
... centrality of Paris, its eventual displacement by London and New York, the subsequent rise and worldwide distribution of postcolonial literatures, and the emergence of new cosmopolitan centers of literary production, she turns to Fernand Braudel's quasi-motionless historical geography and translates it into...