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Postcolonial Contraventions
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Postcolonial Contraventions: Cultural Readings of Race, Imperialism and Transnationalism

Laura Chrisman


This book analyses black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis and postcolonial theory, providing paradigms for understanding imperial literature, Englishness and black transnationalism. Its concerns range from the metropolitan centre of Conrad's Heart of Darkness to fatherhood in Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk; from the marketing of South African literature to cosmopolitanism in Achebe; and from utopian discourse in Parry to Jameson's theorisation of empire.

Keywords: black Atlantic studies, colonial discourse analysis, postcolonial theory, imperial literature, Englishness, black transnationalism, Heart of Darkness, South African literature, cosmopolitanism, utopian discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719058271
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719058271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Chrisman, author