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Indian Writing in English and Issues of Visual Representation

Judging More than a Book by its Cover

Authors: Lau, Lisa, Varughese, E. Dawson, Dawson Varughese, Emma

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This book examines the use of book covers as marketing devices, asking what exactly they communicate to their readers and buyers, and what images they associate with a genre and create about a culture. Focusing on Indian women's writing in English, it combines the study of text with the study of materiality of the book.

About the authors

Lisa Lau is a lecturer at Keele University, specializing in postcolonial theory and literature, South Asian writing in English, and gender studies. Her keynote publication, Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics: The Oriental Other Within (2011), has been followed with further academic journal articles developing re-Orientalism theory and discourse, and most recently, her co-authored volume Re-Orientalism and Indian Writing in English (2014).

E. Dawson Varughese is a global cultural studies scholar, and the author of Beyond The Postcolonial (2012) and Reading New India (2013). She is currently working on a book entitled Genre Fiction of New India: post-millennial receptions of 'weird' narratives. See her work at: www.beyondthepostcolonial.com

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Contextualising Book Covers and Their Changing Roles

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 1-26

  • Positioning Indian Women’s Writing in English (IWWE)

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 27-53

  • The Mediated Woman on Indian Women’s Writing in English (IWWE) Book Covers

    Lau, Lisa

    Pages 54-90

  • The Post-Millennial Indian Woman on the Book Covers of Kala’s Almost Single (2007) and Gokhale’s Priya in Incredible Indyaa (2011)

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 91-123

  • Conclusion

    Varughese, E. Dawson

    Pages 124-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Indian Writing in English and Issues of Visual Representation
Book Subtitle
Judging More than a Book by its Cover
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47422-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137474223
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47421-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50151-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 132
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