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Decolonizing Literature An Introduction


Decolonizing Literature An Introduction

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ISBN: 9781509544639
Title: Decolonizing Literature An Introduction

Recent efforts to diversify and decentre the literary canon taught at universities have been moderately successful. Yet this expansion of our reading lists is only the start of a broader decolonization of literary studies as a discipline; there is much left to be done. How can students and educators best participate in this urgent intellectual and political project?

Anna Bernard argues that the decolonization of literary studies requires a change to not only what, but how, we read. In lively prose, she explores work that has already been done, both within and beyond the academy, and challenges readers to think about where we go from here. She suggests ways to recognize and respond to the political work that texts do, considering questions of language and translation, comparative reading, ideological argument, and genre in relation to the history of anticolonial struggle. Above all, Bernard shows that although we still have far to go, the work of decolonizing literary studies is already under way.

Decolonizing Literature& is a must-have resource for all those concerned by the development and future of the field.

Format: Paperback
Price: $38.00

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Weight 268 g
Dimensions 215 × 138 × 16 mm