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Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Richard Begam and Michael Valdez Moses

Abstract

As the British empire rapidly contracted after World War II, how did writers living outside the United Kingdom respond to the history of colonialism and the aesthetics of modernism within a global context? In fourteen original essays, distinguished scholars consider these questions in relation to novelists, playwrights, and poets living in English-speaking countries around the world. The introduction not only examines how modernism and postcolonialism evolved over roughly two generations but also situates the writers analyzed in terms of the canonical realignments inspired by the new modernist ... More

Keywords: modernism, colonialism, postcolonialism, globalism, aesthetics, history, influence, temporality, spatiality, nativism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199980963
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199980963.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Begam, editor
Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Michael Valdez Moses, editor
Associate Professor of English, Duke University

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Contents

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Introduction

Richard Begam and Michael Valdez Moses

Part I Africa

3 Kafka and Coetzee

Simon During

4 Locating Gordimer

Rita Barnard

Part II Asia

6 Make It New

Deepika Bahri

Part III The Caribbean

8 Walcott, Woolf, and Joyce

Genevieve Abravanel

9 Worlds Lost and Founded

Michael Valdez Moses

Part IV Ireland

11 Slow Erosions

Nicholas Allen

Part V Australia/New Zealand

Part VI Canada

End Matter