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Afrofuturism

De Witt Douglas Kilgore.

in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5992 words.

Can we imagine a future in which the African diaspora is seen as central to the flow of events? This chapter seeks to answer that question through a history of Afrofuturism as a critical...

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Chinese Ecocriticism in the Last Ten Years

Qingqi Wei.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 3898 words.

This article examines the state of Chinese ecocriticism. It describes the main characters of Chinese ecocriticism and provides an account of its history of which appeared at the beginning...

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Colonialism and Postcolonialism

John Rieder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 6163 words.

This chapter argues that, in order to lend the topic of the relationship between colonialism and science fiction its proper scope, one must articulate the grand historical narratives of...

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Engaging with Prakriti

Swarnalatha Rangarajan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 4462 words.

This article analyzes the practice of ecocriticism in India. It explains that ecocriticism in the Indian context has a unique “advocacy function” both with regard to the reality of the...

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Extinctions

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 8731 words.

This article examines the extinction of some animals in colonial and postcolonial Caribbean region, including the Caribbean monk seal and the Creole pig, which became victims of human...

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Postcolonialism

Elizabeth DeLoughrey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 10320 words.

This article examines some of the different mappings of the globe by ecocritics and postcolonalists and the role of militarization as a constitutive part of both globalization and planetary...

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Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery

Ilka Saal.

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 8421 words.

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the...

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