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Postcolonial Thought in the French-Speaking World free pdf This textbook recognises the extent to which a Francophone approach has reinvigorated the field of Postcolonial Studies. It builds on the strong selling "Francophone Postcolonial Studies: A Critical Introduction" (Arnold, 2003) also by the editors. Forsdick and Murphy are the leading figures in the field, the contributors are equally distinguished. In the late 1990's, Postcolonial Studies risked imploding as a credible area of academic enquiry. Repeated anthologization and an overemphasis on the English-language literatures led to sustained critiques of the field and to an active search for alternative approaches to the globalized and transnational formations of the post-colonial world. In the early twenty-first century, however, postcolonial began to reveal a new openness to its comparative dimensions. French-language contributors to postcolonial debate (such as Edouard Glissant and Abdelkebir Khatibi) have recently risen to greater prominence in the English-speaking world, and there have also appeared an increasing number of important critical and theoretical texts on postcolonial issues, written by scholars working principally on French-language material. It is to such a context that this book responds. Acknowledging these shifts, this volume provides an essential tool for students and scholars outside French departments seeking a way into the study of Francophone colonial postcolonial debates. At the same time, it supplies scholars in French with a comprehensive overview of essential ideas and key intellectuals in this area.

About Charles Forsdick

Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool and the author/editor of eight previous books including Victor Segalen and the Aesthetics of Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Travel in Twentieth-Century French and Francophone Cultures (Oxford University Press, 2005). David Murphy is Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the University of Stirling and President of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies.

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Author : Charles Forsdick
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Data Published : 01 March 2009
ISBN : 1846310555
EAN : 9781846310553
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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