has become one of the most exciting, rapidly expanding and challenging
areas of literary and cultural studies today. Yet the variety of
approaches, the range of debate and the technical language can make it
difficult for new students to establish a firm foothold in this area.
Designed especially for those studying the topic for the first time, Beginning Postcolonialism introduces the major areas of concern in a clear, accessible and
organised fashion. It provides an overview of the emergence of
Postcolonialism as a discipline and closely examines many of its
important critical writings. In particular, John McLeod demonstrates how
many of the ideas and concepts in the subject can be usefully applied
when reading texts, as well as inviting students to develop their own
views of postcolonialism.
The third in the very successful Beginnings series, Beginning Postcolonialism will prove invaluable to anyone studying English, Philosophy, History and Theory.
Contents: Introduction • From Commonwealth to postcolonial • Reading colonial
discourses • Nationalist representations • The nation in question •
Re-reading and re-writing English literature • Postcolonialism and
feminism • Diaspora identities • Postcolonialism and critics • index
About the Author: John McLeod is Lecturer in English at the University of Leeds.
Target Audience: Students and academics of English, Philosophy, History & Theory.