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Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature

Authors: Spencer, R.

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About this book

Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking.

About the authors

ROBERT SPENCER is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of numerous articles on African fiction, Palestinian literature, postcolonial theory and the work of Edward Said. This is his first book. 

Reviews

'This is an exciting and important new work in the field of postcolonial studies, one that is able to offer a significant intervention in ongoing debates around the idea of 'cosmopolitanism.' It has an extremely strong sense of the field and the work that has already been done on the topic and a very clear sense of its own relationship to that work.' - Priyamvada Gopal, University Senior Lecturer in English, University of Cambridge, UK

'Cosmopolitan Criticism...is lucidly-written, substantial and thought-provoking work which announces the arrival of a lively new voice in Postcolonial Studies.' - Bart Moore-Gilbert, New Formations


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sound upon Silence

    Spencer, Robert

    Pages 1-17

  • Competing Cosmopolitanisms

    Spencer, Robert

    Pages 18-39

  • Cosmopolitan Criticism

    Spencer, Robert

    Pages 40-59

  • Late Yeats: ‘Beating upon the Wall of the Irish Free State’

    Spencer, Robert

    Pages 60-103

  • J.M. Coetzee and the ‘War on Terror’

    Spencer, Robert

    Pages 104-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30590-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230305908
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23166-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-31209-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 228
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