A History of Literature in the Caribbean

Volume 3: Cross-Cultural Studies

| University of Virginia
ISBN 9789027234445 (Eur) | EUR 165.00
ISBN 9781556196034 (USA) | USD 248.00
ISBN 9789027297778 | EUR 165.00 | USD 248.00
Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the Caribbean and the Americas, Cross-Cultural Studies illuminates the interrelations between and among Europe, the Caribbean islands, Africa, and the American continents from the late fifteenth century to the present. Scholars from five continents bring to bear on the most salient issues of Caribbean literature theoretical and critical positions that are currently in the forefront of discussion in literature, the arts, and public policy.
Among the major issues treated at length in Cross-Cultural Studies are: The history and construction of racial inequality in Caribbean colonization; The origins and formation of literatures in various Creoles; The gendered literary representation of the Caribbean region; The political and ideological appropriation of Caribbean history in creating the idea of national culture in North and South America, Europe, and Africa; The role of the Caribbean in contemporary theories of Modernism and the Postmodern; The decentering of such canonical authors as Shakespeare; The vexed but inevitable connectedness of Caribbean literature with both its former colonial metropoles and its geographical neighbors.
Contributions to Cross-Cultural Studies give a concrete cultural and historical analysis of such contemporary critical terms as hybridity, transculturation, and the carnivalesque, which have so often been taken out of context and employed in narrowly ideological contexts.
Two important theories of the simultaneous unity and diversity of Caribbean literature and culture, propounded by Antonio Benítez-Rojo and +douard Glissant, receive extended treatment that places them strategically in the debate over multiculturalism in postcolonial societies and in the context of chaos theory. A contribution by Benítez-Rojo permits the reader to test the theory through his critical practice.
Divided into nine thematic and methodological sections followed by a complete index to the names and dates of authors and significant historical figures discussed, Cross-Cultural Studies will be an indispensable resource for every library and a necessary handbook for scholars, teachers, and advanced students of the Caribbean region.
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Table of Contents
Charting the Caribbean as a Literary Region
A. James Arnold
Preliminary Approaches
Mapping the Caribbean: Cartography and the Cannibalization of Culture
Michael Palencia-Roth
Islands, Enclaves, Continua: Notes Toward a Comparative History of Caribbean Creole Literatures
George Lang
The Cross-Cultural Unity of Caribbean Literature: Toward a Centripetal Vision
Silvio Torres-Saillant
Literary Creoleness and Chaos Theory
Chaos and Rhizome: Introduction to a Caribbean Poetics
Keith Alan Sprouse
Resistance and Globalization in Caribbean Discourse: Antonio Benítez-Rojo and Edouard Glissant
Román de la Campa
Problematics of Literary Historiography
A Comparative Analysis of Caribbean Literary Magazines: 1960–1980
Luz Rodríguez-Carranza and Nadia Lie
History is Bunk! Recovering the Meaning of Independence in Venezuela, Colombia, and Curaçao: A Cross-Cultural Image of Manuel Piar
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger and Matthias Röhrig-Assunção
Literature and Popular Culture
Oral Tradition and New Literary Canon in Caribbean Poetry
Emilio Jorge Rodríguez
When the Popular Sings the Self: Heterology, Popular Songs, and Caribbean Writing
Iris M. Zavala
Carnival and Carnivalization
Caribbean Culture: A Carnivalesque Approach
Antonio Benítez-Rojo
Writers Playin' Mas': Carnival and the Grotesque in the Contemporary Caribbean Novel
Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert
Gender and Identity
New World Seductions and Old World Seducers: When Columbus Met Don Juan
Josephine V. Arnold
Closure and Disclosure of the Caribbean Body: Gabriel García Márquez and Derek Walcott
Luis Fernando Restrepo
Anglophone and Francophone Fiction by Caribbean Women: Redefining ”Female Identity“
Kathleen Balutansky
The Caliban Complex
The Cult of Caliban: Collaboration and Revisionism in Contemporary Caribbean Narrative
Vera M. Kutzinski
(Post) Modernity and Caribbean Discourse
Theo D’haen
Genre and Postcoloniality
From Prince to Lorde: The Politics of Location in Caribbean Autobiography
Gillian Whitlock
Caribbean Sublime: On Transport
Aleid Fokkema
Cross-Cultural Currents and Conundrums
D. H. Lawrence and Alejo Carpentier: The Politics of Religion
Alfred MacAdam
Caribbean Negritude and Africa: Aspects of Black Dilemma
Femi Ojo-Ade
Republican Code, Working Conditions, and Cross-Cultural Hybridity in the Literature of Suriname and Cuba
Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger
Index to Names
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