Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 24 items for:

Literature x Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature) x Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) x clear all

Animal Studies and the Contemporary Novel

Elisha Cohn.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 14993 words.

Animals have prowled literature from its beginnings in the ancient world through medieval bestiaries and out from the margins of the novel in the modern era. In the late 20th and early 21st...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

Australian Women’s Poetry and Feminism

Ann Vickery.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies - World; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 10205 words.

“Women’s poetry” as a marketing and pedagogic category emerged in the 1970s alongside second-wave feminism. To map the emergence of women’s poetry in and of Australia requires exploring the...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

Caribbean Modernism

Dave Gunning.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

December 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 7548 words.

This article examines the history of modernism in the Caribbean region. It explains that the distinctive features of the early twentieth-century response to encroaching modernity can be...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Caribbean Modernism: Plantation to Planetary

Mary Lou Emery.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 13212 words.

The concept of the planetary appears frequently in appeals for newer models of modernism, often with different meanings and implications. The planetary registers possibilities of multiple...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Colonial Encounters

Laura Doyle.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

December 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards). 9042 words.

This article suggests that the beginnings of modernism can be traced to colonial encounters which long pre-date modernism itself. It explains that the fundamental conditions for, at least...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Contemporary Australian Literary Culture

Beth Driscoll.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies - World; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 8758 words.

Contemporary Australian literary culture is formed through networks of institutions that support writing and reading. This infrastructure, itself shaped by Australia’s history as a former...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

Contemporary Literature from Singapore

Weihsin Gui.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies - World; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 16905 words.

Literature in Singapore is written in the country’s four official languages: Chinese, English, Malay, and Tamil. The various literatures flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

The Indian Novel in the 21st Century

Amardeep Singh.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 8384 words.

The Indian novel has been a vibrant and energetic expressive space in the 21st century. While the grand postcolonial gestures characteristic of the late-20th-century Indian novel have been...

Go to Oxford Research Encyclopedias »  abstract

Irish Modernism

Carol Taaffe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Modernisms

December 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 7865 words.

This article examines the history of Irish modernism. It argues that the contested position of modernism in Irish culture might be dramatized by a tale of two James Joyces. One is the...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual

Peter Kalliney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 10084 words.

This article uses the strange case of Jean Rhys to examine the durability of the author-dissident figure. It aims to show the degree to which modernism and postcolonialism depend upon one...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract