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Reading List

General Overviews

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

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

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)

Gary Wilder and Jini Kim Watson, eds. The Postcolonial Contemporary: Political Imaginaries for the Global Present (Fordham University Press, 2018)

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.

Rosalind C. Morris, ed. Can the Subaltern Speak? Reflections on the History of an Idea (Columbia University Press, 2010)

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

Said, Edward. Orientalism. Vintage Books, 1979.

---------------. (1994) ‘Culture and Imperialism’. London: Penguin Random House (Vintage),

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)