Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature

Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature

Provides a new way of reading Western tragedy alongside texts from the postcolonial world so as to cross-illuminate each other.

Author: Ato Quayson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108830980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 347

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Provides a new way of reading Western tragedy alongside texts from the postcolonial world so as to cross-illuminate each other.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel

2 Reflections on the tragic status of certain postcolonial protagonists is not uncommon, but the sustained ... 3 On current revisions to the term postcolonialism, see especially Ato Quayson, “Introduction: Postcolonial Literature in a ...

Author: Ato Quayson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316477908

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to the Postcolonial Novel provides an engaging account of the postcolonial novel, from Joseph Conrad to Jean Rhys. Reflecting the development of postcolonial literary studies into a significant and intellectually vibrant field, this Companion explores genres and theoretical movements such as magical realism, crime fiction, ecocriticism, and gender and sexuality. Written by a host of leading scholars in the field, this book offers insight into the representative movements, cultural settings, and critical reception that define the postcolonial novel. Covering subjects from disability and diaspora to the sublime and the city, this Companion reveals the myriad traditions that have shaped the postcolonial literary landscape, and will serve as a valuable resource to students and established scholars alike.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Soul of Tragedy

The Soul of Tragedy

“Myth, Literature, and the African World.” In Maja-Pierce 1994, 98–115. Boehmer, E. 1995. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Oxford. Brockbank, Ph. 1983. “Blood and Wine: Tragic Ritual from Aeschylus to Soyinka.

Author: Victoria Pedrick

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226653068

Category: Drama

Page: 332

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'The Soul of Tragedy' brings together scholars to offer perspectives on the Greek tragedy. The collection pays homage to this genre by offering an exploration into the oldest form of dramatic expression.
Categories: Drama

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature

Attic tragedy has been and continues to be 'at home' in Africa and, more to our point, in South Africa, where “staging Greek tragedy became a 'safe' way to present resistance to apartheid and to subvert the seemingly harmless European ...

Author: David Attwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429513756

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature provides a new and wide-ranging appraisal of shame in colonial and postcolonial literature in English. Bringing together young and established voices in postcolonial studies, these essays tackle shame and racism, shame and agency, shame and ethical recognition, the problem of shamelessness, the shame of willed forgetfulness. Linked by a common thread of reflections on shame and literary writing, the essays consider specifically whether the aesthetic and ethical capacities of literature enable a measure of stability or recuperation in the presence of shame’s destructive potential. The obscenity of the in-human, both in the colonial setting and in aftermaths that show little sign of abating, entails the acute significance of shame as a subject for continuing and urgent critical attention.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tragedy

Tragedy

... McEwan Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita James Joyce: Ulysses/A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Shakespeare: Richard II Tragedy Postcolonial Literature The Poetry of W. B. Yeats The Fiction of Angela Carter Beowulf Chaucer: The General ...

Author: Sarah Dewar-Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350309722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Tragedy is one of the oldest and most revered forms of literature in the western world. Over the centuries, tragedy has shown a tremendous capacity to reinvent itself, often emerging at crucial moments in the evolution of cultural, political and intellectual history. Not only is tragedy marked by its diversity, the critical literature surrounding the genre is equally diverse. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive introduction to the key criticism and debates on tragedy, from Aristotle through to the present day. Sarah Dewar-Watson presents the work of canonical theorists and lesser-known but, nonetheless, influential critics, bringing together a strong sense of the critical tradition and an awareness of current scholarly trends. Stimulating and engaging, this essential resource helps students to navigate their way around the subject of tragedy and its rich critical terrain.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Aesthetic Cold War

The Aesthetic Cold War

On the genre of tragedy in postcolonial contexts, also see Ato Quayson, Tragedy and Postcolonial Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2021). 51. Georg Lukács, The Theory of the Novel: A Historico- Philosophical Essay on the Forms of ...

Author: Peter J. Kalliney

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691230641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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How decolonization and the cold war influenced literature from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean How did superpower competition and the cold war affect writers in the decolonizing world? In The Aesthetic Cold War, Peter Kalliney explores the various ways that rival states used cultural diplomacy and the political police to influence writers. In response, many writers from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean—such as Chinua Achebe, Mulk Raj Anand, Eileen Chang, C.L.R. James, Alex La Guma, Doris Lessing, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, and Wole Soyinka—carved out a vibrant conceptual space of aesthetic nonalignment, imagining a different and freer future for their work. Kalliney looks at how the United States and the Soviet Union, in an effort to court writers, funded international conferences, arts centers, book and magazine publishing, literary prizes, and radio programming. International spy networks, however, subjected these same writers to surveillance and intimidation by tracking their movements, tapping their phones, reading their mail, and censoring or banning their work. Writers from the global south also suffered travel restrictions, deportations, imprisonment, and even death at the hands of government agents. Although conventional wisdom suggests that cold war pressures stunted the development of postcolonial literature, Kalliney's extensive archival research shows that evenly balanced superpower competition allowed savvy writers to accept patronage without pledging loyalty to specific political blocs. Likewise, writers exploited rivalries and the emerging discourse of human rights to contest the attentions of the political police. A revisionist account of superpower involvement in literature, The Aesthetic Cold War considers how politics shaped literary production in the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Brill s Companion to Roman Tragedy

Brill s Companion to Roman Tragedy

2 Republican Tragedy between Imperial, Postcolonial and Transnational Literature Postcolonial criticism has been one of the major movements in literary studies (as well as in other disciplines) for several decades now, and its impact on ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004284784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 472

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Brill's Companion to Roman Tragedy is the reader's 'back stage pass' into the hustle and bustle, the sights and sounds of Roman tragedy, stressing the creative collusion of Republican and Imperial drama and with the historical moment they inhabited.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare The Tragedies

Shakespeare  The Tragedies

... Shakespeare: Richard II Modernist Literatures Tragedy Postcolonial Literature The Poetry of W. B. Yeats The Fiction of Angela Carter Beowulf Chaucer: The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales Virginia Woolf: To the Lighthouse/The ...

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137404909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Shakespeare's tragedies are among the greatest works of tragic art and have attracted a rich range of commentary and interpretation from leading creative and critical minds. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on the tragedies, from the 17th century through to the present day. In this book, Nicolas Tredell: - Introduces essential concepts, themes and debates. - Relates Shakespeare's tragedies to fi elds of study including psychoanalysis, gender, race, ecology and philosophy. - Summarises major critical texts from Dryden and Dr Johnson to Janet Adelman and Julia Reinhard Lupton, and covers influential critical movements such as New Criticism, New Historicism and poststructuralism. - Demonstrates how key critical approaches work in practice, with close reference to Shakespeare's texts. Informed and incisive, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in how the category of Shakespeare's tragedies has been constructed, contested and changed over the years.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Classics in Post Colonial Worlds

Classics in Post Colonial Worlds

Tragedy and the Tragic: Greek Theatre and Beyond. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 534–546. ... A Theory of the Tragic. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. ... The Language of Postcolonial Literatures. London and New York: Routledge.

Author: Lorna Hardwick

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191615474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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Classical material was traditionally used to express colonial authority, but it was also appropriated by imperial subjects to become first a means of challenging colonialism and then a rich field for creating cultural identities that blend the old and the new. Nobel prize-winners such as Derek Walcott and Seamus Heaney have rewritten classical material in their own cultural idioms while public sculpture in southern Africa draws on Greek and Roman motifs to represent histories of African resistance and liberation. These developments are explored in this collection of essays by international scholars, who debate the relationship between the culture of Greece and Rome and the changes that have followed the end of colonial empires.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reader in Tragedy

Reader in Tragedy

An Anthology of Classical Criticism to Contemporary Theory Marcus Nevitt, Tanya Pollard ... 240 plots and subject matter 3–4, 7–8, 25 and postcolonial literature 254 Rapin on 87 reconceptions of 10, 45–6 Roman interests in 9–10 Rousseau ...

Author: Marcus Nevitt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474270458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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This unique anthology presents the important historical essays on tragedy, ranging from antiquity to the present, divided into historical periods and arranged chronologically. Across its span, it traces the development of theories and philosophies of tragedy, enabling readers to consider the ways in which different varieties of environmentalist, feminist, leftist and postcolonial thought have transformed the status of tragedy, and the idea of the tragic, for recent generations of artists, critics and thinkers. Students of literature and theatre will find this collection an invaluable and accessible guide to writing from Plato and Aristotle through to Freud, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and 21st century theorists. Ideas of tragedy and the tragic have been central to the understanding of culture for the past two millennia. Writers and thinkers from Plato through to Martha Nussbaum have analyzed the genre of tragedy to probe the most fundamental of questions about ethics, pleasure and responsibility in the world. Does tragedy demand that we enjoy witnessing the pain of others? Does it suggest that suffering is inevitable? Is human sexuality tragic? Is tragedy even possible in a world of rolling news on a digitally connected planet, where atrocity and trauma from around the globe are matters of daily information? In order to illustrate the different ways that writers have approached the answers to such questions, this Reader collects together a comprehensive selection of canonical writings on tragedy from antiquity to the present day arranged in six sections, each featuring an introduction providing concise and informed historical and theoretical frameworks for the texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism