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Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Peter J. Kalliney

Abstract

Transatlantic Modernism and the Emergence of Postcolonial Literature is a study of midcentury literary institutions integral to the formation of both modernism and postcolonial writing. Several organizations central to interwar modernism, such as the BBC, influential publishers, and university English departments, became important sites in the emergence of postcolonial literature after the war. How did some of modernism's leading figures of the 1930s, such as T.S. Eliot, Louis MacNeice, and Stephen Spender, come to admire late colonial and early postcolonial literature in the 1950 ... More

Keywords: Modernist Literature, Postcolonial Literature, African Literature, British Literature, Caribbean Literature, Globalization, Race, Book Publishing, History of, Radio Broadcasting, History of, English Department, History of

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199977970
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter J. Kalliney, author
University of Kentucky

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