By Deborah L. Madsen
The participants to this ebook problem the standard limitations of 'post-colonial' thought. targeting American literature, they study how America's personal imperial background has formed the literatures that experience emerged from inside of the US -- for example, from local American, Latino, Black and Asian-American writers. They distinction this with postcolonial literatures from international locations whose historical past has been formed via American colonialism -- from Canada, critical the United States and the Caribbean to Hawaii, Indonesia and Vietnam. during this manner the individuals discover key questions about nationwide identification and multiculturalism: why, for example, is a local author categorized inside of 'American literature' if writing on one part of the border, yet as 'Canadian' and 'post-colonial' if writing at the different? it is a not easy assortment that increases questions not just concerning the limitations of post-colonial conception, but in addition approximately ethnicity and multiculturalism, and the effect of immigration and assimilation -- concerns that lie on the center of the literary curriculum. "a mass of attention-grabbing stuff right here that students within the box may want to learn" Dr Maria Lauret, tuition of English and American stories, college of Sussex. "This choice of essays at the box of post-colonial experiences, deals views on texts from either side of the Atlantic, demanding the rising consensus on post-colonial literatures within the approach. The members dicuss a range of similar subject matters, from case stories of particular authors to theoretical investigations of such primary questions because the position of literary examine inside of multicultural societies." assessment of Post-Colonial Literatures
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