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Postcolonial Poetics: Genre and Form

Patrick Crowley and Jane Hiddleston


Postcolonial literature has often tended to invite readings that focus on the relation between texts and political contexts. However, critics have argued for attention to the literary as literary, and have explored the ways in which literary representation makes any assumed ideological content necessarily indeterminate. Taking into account this call for attention to the literary, this volume investigates more specifically the idiosyncrasies of postcolonial poetics, including postcolonial literature's use of and experimentation with genre and form. However, this attention to poetics is not inte ... More

Keywords: postcolonial literature, texts, political contexts, postcolonial poetics, genre, form, political engagement

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9781846317453
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317187


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Crowley, editor

Jane Hiddleston, editor

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