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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Modernism and African Literature

Tim Woods.

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). 8024 words.

This article examines the complex and often contradictory relationship of African culture to modernism and its cultural effects. It aims to address the ways in which African writers have...

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Modernism and African Literature

Neil Lazarus.

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). 8806 words.

Looking at African literature, this article focuses on the fierce dispute that erupted between Chinweizu, Onwuchekwa Jemie, and Ihechukwu Madubuike, on the one hand, and Wole Soyinka, on...

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Modernism and Colonial Modernity in Early Twentieth‐Century Japan

Vera Mackie.

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). 7767 words.

This article examines the history of modernism and colonial modernity in Japan during the twentieth century. It suggests that elements of Japanese culture could serve as resources and...

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