Topographies and Textual Negotiations: Arab Women’s Short Fiction

Awadalla, Maggie (2012) Topographies and Textual Negotiations: Arab Women’s Short Fiction. In: Awadalla, Maggie and March-Russell, Paul, eds. The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essay. Palgrave, UK. ISBN 978-1-137-22669-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This new collection places the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies. In so doing, it also questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing upon short fiction from 1975 to the present day – the period during which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies – it argues for a more sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the short story form. Short fiction is discussed from India, New Zealand, Singapore, North America, the UK, Egypt, the Caribbean and Africa. Themes include trauma, diaspora, language, national identity, democracy, the city, women's writing, the body, sexuality, and new media. Canonical figures such as Alice Munro are featured alongside emerging talents such as Jhumpa Lahiri and Wena Poon, genre writers such as Nalo Hopkinson, and writers new to an Anglophone or Western audience. The contributors, too, include established figures in postcolonial and short story criticism alongside new or emerging scholars.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Literature, World Literatures, 20th Century and 21st Century Literature, Cultural Theory, Literature and Language, Postcolonial Literature
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Maggie Awadalla
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2015 09:53 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 09:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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