Caribbean English Passages

layers of signification as would be necessary to exhaust the multifaceted human experience of the Caribbean' (1997: 16). With regard to anglophone Caribbean ... I shall discuss passages from English and from Caribbean texts for ...


Author: Tobias Döring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134520909

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Tobias Döring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience. Caribbean-English Passages opens an innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial/white versus postcolonial/black writing are deconstructed. English identity is thereby questioned by this colonial contact, and Caribbean-English writing radically redraws the map of world literature. This book is essential reading for students of Postcolonial Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Narrative Rewritings and Artistic Praxis in Derek Walcott s Works

In Caribbean-English Passages: Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition, Tobias Döring argues that Caribbean “poetics of passages”23 can be traced and mapped along the lines of intertextuality, in which scholars and readers can ...


Author: Mattia Mantellato

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527588073

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 383

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This book focuses on Derek Walcott’s literary and artistic wor(l)d. Western postcolonial critique has depicted the Nobel Prize laureate as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century world. This, however, devalues his fundamental contribution to the realm of Caribbean theatre and art. The text examines Walcott’s multimodal production, a combination of West Indian folkloric forms and Western-oriented structures and themes, by discussing three of his works—two plays, The Joker of Seville and Pantomime, and a long poem, Tiepolo’s Hound. These epitomise respectively a response to Spanish, English, and French cultural legacies in the New World as postcolonial re-writings of Don Juan, Robinson Crusoe, and Camille Pissarro’s stories. Following Quijano and Mignolo’s decolonial approaches and Riane Eisler’s partnership perspective, the book uncovers the strategies used by Walcott to respond to the colonial matrix of power.

The Cambridge Companion to British Black and Asian Literature 1945 2010

The Penguin Book of Caribbean Verse, 238. Tobias D ̈oring, Caribbean-English Passages: Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition (London: Routledge, 2002), 54. Mary Louise Pratt, Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation ...


Author: Deirdre Osborne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107139244

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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This Companion offers a comprehensive account of the influence of contemporary British Black and Asian writing in British culture. While there are a number of anthologies covering Black and Asian literature, there is no volume that comparatively addresses fiction, poetry, plays and performance, and provides critical accounts of the qualities and impact within one book. It charts the distinctive Black and Asian voices within the body of British writing and examines the creative and cultural impact that African, Caribbean and South Asian writers have had on British literature. It analyzes literary works from a broad range of genres, while also covering performance writing and non-fiction. It offers pertinent historical context throughout, and new critical perspectives on such key themes as multiculturalism and evolving cultural identities in contemporary British literature. This Companion explores race, politics, gender, sexuality, identity, amongst other key literary themes in Black and Asian British literature. It will serve as a key resource for scholars, graduates, teachers and students alike.

English and American Studies

4.6 | Conclusion As the four exemplary 'new literatures in English' presented in this chapter testify to, Anglophone writing in the formerly colonized parts ... Caribbean-English Passages: Intertextuality in a Post-Colonial Tradition.


Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783476004062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 538

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Das ganze Studium der Anglistik und Amerikanistik in einem Band. Ob englische und amerikanische Literatur, Sprachwissenschaft, Literatur- und Kulturtheorie, Fachdidaktik oder die Analyse von Filmen und kulturellen Phänomenen führende Fachvertreter geben in englischer Sprache einen ausführlichen Überblick über alle relevanten Teildisziplinen. BA- und MA-Studierende finden hier die wichtigsten Grundlagen und Wissensgebiete auf einen Blick. Durch die übersichtliche Darstellung und das Sachregister optimal für das systematische Lernen und zum Nachschlagen geeignet.

Narrating from the Margins

26 Döring, CaribbeanEnglish Passages, 7. 27 CaribbeanEnglish Passages, 18. We have to note that where the subject finds itself at its moment of self-definition has an evident impact on the concerns voiced in self-narratives.


Author: Nagihan Haliloğlu

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789401200660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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In Narrating from the Margins, Nagihan Haliloglu casts a discerning look at Jean RhysOCOs protagonists and the ways in which they engage in self-narration. The book offers a close reading of RhysOCOs novels, with particular attention to the links between identity construction and self-narration, in a modernist and postcolonial idiom. It draws attention to particular subject-categories that RhysOCOs protagonists fall into, such as the amateur and the white Creole, and delineates narrating personas such as the mad witch and the zombie, to explore aspects of de-essentalization, narrative agency, and dysnarrativia.The way in which RhysOCOs protagonists engage in self-narration reveals the close link between race and gender, and how both are contained by similar metaphors, or how, indeed, they become metaphors for each other. The narrators are defined in relation to their place in the OCyholy English familyOCO and how they transgress the rules of that family to become OCyexilesOCO. The study explores the ways in which the self-narrator responds when her narrative is obstructed by society, such as creating a community of stories in which her own makes sense, and/or resorting to third-person narration."

Migrant Voices in Literatures in English

Caribbean Women Writers . ... Ciolkowski , Laura E. “ Navigating the Wide Sargasso Sea : Colonial History , English Fiction , and British Empire ” . ... Caribbean - English Passages : Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition .


Author: Anu Shukla

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176257192

Category: Globalization in literature

Page: 185

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Papers presented at the Second World Conference of World Association for Studies in Literatures in English, held at Nagpur in January 2004.

Terrorism Insurgency and Indian English Literature 1830 1947

Contemporary Caribbean Women's Poetry: Making Style by Denisede Caires Narain 4. African Literature, Animism and Politics by Caroline Rooney 5. CaribbeanEnglish Passages: Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition by Tobias Döring 6.


Author: Alex Tickell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136618413

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this ground-breaking interdisciplinary study of terrorism, insurgency and the literature of colonial India, Alex Tickell re-envisages the political aesthetics of empire. Organized around key crisis moments in the history of British colonial rule such as the ‘Black Hole’ of Calcutta, the anti-thug campaigns of the 1830s, the 1857 Rebellion, anti-colonial terrorism in Edwardian London and the Amritsar massacre in 1919, this timely book reveals how the terrorizing threat of violence mutually defined discursive relations between colonizer and colonized. Based on original research and drawing on theoretical work on sovereignty and the exception, this book examines Indian-English literary traditions in transaction and covers fiction and journalism by both colonial and Indian authors. It includes critical readings of several significant early Indian works for the first time: from neglected fictions such as Kylas Chunder Dutt’s story of anticolonial rebellion A Journal of Forty-Eight Hours of the Year 1945 (1835) and Sarath Kumar Ghosh’s nationalist epic The Prince of Destiny (1909) to dissident periodicals like Hurrish Chunder Mookerji’s Hindoo Patriot (1856–66) and Shyamaji Krishnavarma’s Indian Sociologist (1905–14). These are read alongside canonical works by metropolitan and ‘Anglo-Indian’ authors such as Philip Meadows Taylor’s Confessions of a Thug (1839), Rudyard Kipling’s short fictions, and novels by Edmund Candler and E. M. Forster. Reflecting on the wider cross-cultural politics of terror during the Indian independence struggle, Tickell also reappraises sacrificial violence in Indian revolutionary nationalism and locates Gandhi’s philosophy of ahimsa or non-violence as an inspired tactical response to the terror-effects of colonial rule.

Storying Humanity Narratives of Culture and Society

A “speakerly text” is “a text whose rhetorical strategy is designed to represent an oral literary tradition” (181). Tobias Doring, Caribbean-English Passages: Intertextuality in a Post-Colonial Tradition (London: Routledge, 2002), 173.


Author: Richard Wirth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848884403

Category: Literary Criticism


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The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing

His books include CaribbeanEnglish Passages: Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition (2002); Eating Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Food (co-edited with Markus Heide and Susanne Mühleisen, 2003); A History of Postcolonial ...


Author: Susheila Nasta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108169004

Category: Literary Criticism


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The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing provides a comprehensive historical overview of the diverse literary traditions impacting on this field's evolution, from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on the expertise of over forty international experts, this book gathers innovative scholarship to look forward to new readings and perspectives, while also focusing on undervalued writers, texts, and research areas. Creating new pathways to engage with the naming of a field that has often been contested, readings of literary texts are interwoven throughout with key political, social, and material contexts. In making visible the diverse influences constituting past and contemporary British literary culture, this Cambridge History makes a unique contribution to British, Commonwealth, postcolonial, transnational, diasporic, and global literary studies, serving both as one of the first major reference works to cover four centuries of black and Asian British literary history and as a compass for future scholarship.

Embracing the Other

I would select key passages from the text, read them aloud and dissect them in terms of theme and imagery, ... 10Tobias Döring, CaribbeanEnglish Passages: Intertextuality in a Postcolonial Tradition (London: Routledge, 2002): 109–36.



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401205672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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In the wake of addressing multiculturalism, transculturalism, racism, and ethnicity, the issue of xenophobia and xenophilia has been somewhat marginalized. The present collection seeks, from a variety of angles, to investigate the relations between Self and Other in the New Literatures in English. How do we register differences and what does an embrace signify for both Self and Other? The contributors deal with a variety of topics, ranging from theoretical reflections on xenophobia, its exploration in terms of intertextuality and New Zealand/Maori historiography, to analyses of migrant and border narratives, and issues of transitionality, authenticity, and racism in Canada and South Africa. Others negotiate identity and alterity in Nigerian, Malaysian, Australian, Indian, Canadian, and Caribbean texts, or reflect on diaspora and orientalism in Australian–Asian and West Indian contexts.