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Reading List

General Overviews

McClintock, Anne. 1992. The angel of progress: pitfalls of the term “post-colonialism”. Social Text, 31/32: 8498.

Dirlik, Arif. 1994. The postcolonial aura: third world criticism in the age of global capitalism. Critical Inquiry, 20: 32856.

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

Leela Gandhi, Postcolonial Theory (1998)

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.

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

Desai, Gaurav and Nair, Supriya. 2005. Postcolonialisms: An Anthology of Cultural Theory and Criticism, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Lomb, Ania. Colonialism, Postcolonialism. Routledge, 2015.

Subir Sinha and Rashmi Varma, "Marxism and Postcolonial Theory: What is Left of the Debate? Special Symposium of the journal Critical Sociology  (2017)

Robert Young

Suggested Readings

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

Adib-Moghhaddam, Arshin. “The Arab Revolts, Islam and Postmodernity.” Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, 5, 2012, pp. 15-25.

Ahmad, Aijaz. “Jameson’s Rhetoric of Otherness and the “National Allegory.” Social Text, 17, 1987, pp. 3-25.

Anderson, Benedict, and Richard O’Gorman. Imagined Communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism. Verso, 2006.

Anderson, Perry. “On the Concatenation in the Arab World.” New Left Review, 68, 2011, pp. 5-15.

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.

----------------. editor. Nation and Narration. Routledge, 1990.

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.

Casanova, Pascale. The world republic of letters. Translated by M. B. DeBevoise. Harvard University Press, 2004.

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.

Chatterjee, Partha. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton University Press, 1993.

Vivek Chibber, Postcolonial Theory and the Spectre of Capital. Verso, 2013.

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

Damrosch, David. How to Read World Literature?Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.

Sharae Deckard and Rashmi Varma, eds. Marxism, Postcolonial Theory and the Future of Critique: Critical Engagements with Benita Parry (2018)

Bonaventura de Sousa Santos, The End of the Cognitive Empire: The Coming of Age of Epistemologies of the South (Duke UP, 2018)

Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (1963)

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

Gilroy, Paul, The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness (Cambridge: Harvard

University Press, 1999)

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

Hanieh, Adam. Lineages of Revolt: Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East. Haymarket Books, 2013.

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

-------------------. The Postcolonial Exotic.

Fredric Jameson. “Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism.” Social Text, 15, 1986, pp. 65-88.

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

Vasant Kaiwar, The Postcolonial Orient

Aishwary Kumar, Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi and the Risk of Democracy (2015)
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.

-------------. Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World. Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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

---------------, The Postcolonial Unconscious. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Moretti, Franco. "Conjectures on world literature." New Left Review, Vol. 1, 2000, pp. 54-68.

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

Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage Books, 1979.

Spivak , Gayatri Chakravorty 1988Can the Subaltern Speak?’ Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture Lawrence Grossberg Cary Nelson , Urbana : University of Illinois Press

Sunder Rajan, Rajeswari. 2010. “Death and the Subaltern”. In Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea, Edited by: Morris, Rosalind. New York: Columbia University Press.

Szeman, Imre. “Who’s Afraid of National Allegory? Jameson, Literary Criticism, Globalization.” South Atlantic Quarterly, 100, 3, 2001, pp. 803-827.

Trotsky, Leon. History of the Russian Revolution. Translated by Max Eastman, Haymarket Books, 2008.

Wallerstein, Immanuel Maurice, World-systems Analysis: An Introduction, (Durham, Duke University Press, 2004)

Warwick Research Collective, Combined and Uneven Development, (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015)