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Reading List

General Overviews

Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman, eds. Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory: A Reader (Cambridge: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1994)

Crystal Bartolovich and Neil Lazarus, ed. Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Neil Lazarus, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.

Loomba, Ania. Colonialism, Postcolonialism. Routledge, 2015.

Suggested Readings

Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity At Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1996.

Ashcroft, Bill. “Towards a postcolonial aesthetics.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51.4 (2015): 410-421.

Bahri, Deepika. Native Intelligence: Aesthetics, Politics and Postcolonial Literature. Minneapolis: Minnesota UP, 2003.

Baucom, Ian. Out of Place: Englishness, Empire, and the Location of Identity. Princeton: PUP, 1999.

Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture. Oxon: Routledge, 1994.

Boehmer, Elleke. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors. New York: Oxford UP, 1995.

Brennan, Timothy. At Home in the World: Cosmopolitanism Now. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1997.

Butler, Judith. ‘Merely Cultural’. In New Left Review, I/227 (January-February 1998): 1-10.

Aime Césaire, Discourse on Colonialism, trans. Joan Pinkham (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1972)

Chakrabarty, Dipesh, ‘Provincializing Europe: Postcoloniality and the Critique of History’, Cultural Studies, 6.3 (1992), 337-57.
-----. ‘Postcolonial Studies and the Challenge of Climate Change’. In New Literary History, Volume 43, Number I (Winter 2012), 1-18.

Chrisman, Laura. Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003.

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1963)

-------------, Black Skin, White Masks, trans. Charles Lam Markmann (London: Pluto Press, 2008)

Glissant, Édouard. Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays. 1st pbk. ed. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1992. Print. CARAF Books.

Huggan, Graham. Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2008.

JanMohamed, Abdul. “The Economy of Manichean Allegory: The Function of Racial Difference in Colonialist Literature.” Critical Inquiry, 12.1 (1985): 59-87.

Larsen, Neil. Determinations: Essays on Theory, Narrative, and Nation in the Americas. London: VERSO, 2001.

Neil Lazarus, “Disavowing Decolonization: Fanon, Nationalism, and the Problematic of Representation in Current Theories of Colonial Discourse,” Research in African Literatures, Vol. 24.4 (1993) pp. 69-98

--------------, ‘What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say’, Race & Class, 53.1 (2011), 3-27.

----- and Rashmi Varma. ‘Marxism and Postcolonial Studies’. In, edited by Jacques Bidet and Stathis Kouvelakis. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009.

*McLeod, John. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2012.

Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2011.