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Postcolonialism Revisited

Postcolonialism Revisited examines the ways in which postcolonial theory may be usefully adopted and adapted in order to provide an illuminating reading of Welsh writing in English, and how the Anglophone literature of Wales raises questions about the assumptions and dogmas of postcolonial theory.

In addition to dealing with a range of theorists in the field, including Frantz Fanon, Bill Ashcroft and Homi Bhabha, the book looks at how Wales has been constructed as a colonized nation in late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing. Authors considered include R. S. Thomas, Margiad Evans, Christopher Meredith, Peter Finch and Rhys Davies.

209 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2004

University of Wales Press - Writing Wales in English

Literature and Literary Criticism: General Criticism and Critical Theory

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Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface


1        Theoretical Contexts

2        Stereotypes of Alterity: Race, Sexuality and Gender

3        En-gendering a New Wales: Nationalism, Feminism and Empire in the Fin de Siècle

4        The Battle for the Hills: Politicized Landscapes and the Erasure of the Place

5        ‘Devices of Otherness’? Code-switching, Audience and the Politics of Language

6        Hybridity and Authenticity




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