New Caribbean Studies

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50

Editors: Savory, Elaine, Johnson, Erica L. (Eds.)

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  • Demonstrates the ongoing impact of Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea on literature, culture, politics, and the arts
  • Connects Wide Sargasso Sea to contemporary life through interviews, brief memoir, photography, and critical writing
  • Celebrates the enduring accomplishment and contribution to literature that Wide Sargasso Sea is, fifty years after its publication
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This book revisits Jean Rhys’s ground-breaking 1966 novel to explore its cultural and artistic influence in the areas of not only literature and literary criticism, but fashion design, visual art, and the theatre as well. Building on symposia that were held in London and New York in 2016 in honour of the novel’s half-century, this collection demonstrates just how timely Rhys’s insights into colonial history, sexual relations, and aesthetics continue to be.  The chapters include an extensive interview with novelist Caryl Phillips, who in 2018 published a novel about Rhys’s life, an account of how Wide Sargasso Sea can be read through the lens of the #MeToo Movement, a clothing line inspired by the novel, and new critical directions. As both a celebration and scholarly evaluation, the collection shows how enduring Rhys’s novel is in its continuing literary influence and social commentary. 

About the authors

Elaine Savory is Associate Professor of Literary Studies at The New School in New York, USA. She is the author of Jean Rhys (1999) and The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys (2009), and co-editor of Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature (1990). A poet and literary critic, she has published extensively on Caribbean and African literature and is deeply involved in the fields of ecocriticism and environmental studies. She is also currently working on a memoir.
Erica L. Johnson is Professor and Chair of English at Pace University in New York, USA. She is the author of Cultural Memory, Memorials, and Reparative Writing (2018), Caribbean Ghostwriting (2009), and Home, Maison, Casa (2003). She is also the co-editor of Memory as Colonial Capital (2017), Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches (2015), and The Female Face of Shame (2013).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wide Sargasso Sea at 50
Editors
  • Elaine Savory
  • Erica L. Johnson
Series Title
New Caribbean Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28223-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28223-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28222-6
Series ISSN
2691-3011
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 252
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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