A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Continental Europe and its Empires by Prem Poddar

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Regional Editors: John Beverley, Charles Forsdick, Pierre-Philippe Fraiture, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Theo D'haen, Lars Jensen, Birthe Kundrus, Elizabeth Monasterios, Phillip Rothwell. Your complete reference to the postcolonial literatures of Continental European Empires. Written by expert scholars in the fields of postcolonial studies, the entries cover major events, ideas, movements and figures in postcolonial histories. The entries range from the first European overseas the first explorations, settlements and colonies right up to decolonisation. They highlight the relevance of colonial histories to the cultural, social, political and literary formations of contemporary postcolonial societies and nations.By outlining the historical contexts of postcolonial literatures, the companion unlocks contemporary debates about race, colonialism & neo-colonialism, politics, economics, culture and language.

About Prem Poddar

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Prem Poddar is Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow at the Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin.Rajeev Patke is Director of the Division of Humanities at the Yale-NUS College, Singapore.Lars Jensen is Lecturer at Cultural Encounters at the Roskilde University.
Published July 2, 2008 by Edinburgh University Press. 688 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction