The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing

Susheila Nasta, Mark U. Stein
Cambridge University Press, 16.01.2020 - 700 Seiten
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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.

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Susheila Nasta is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the founding Editor of Wasafiri, the magazine of international contemporary writing. A pioneer in the field of postcolonial writing, she received an MBE for her services to black and Asian literatures in 2011. She has published over thirteen books, directed major award-winning research projects, and judged numerous literary prizes.

Mark U. Stein is Professor of English, Postcolonial, and Media Studies at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany where he founded the interdisciplinary M.A. in National and Transnational Studies. His research interests include diaspora, transnational, and postcolonial studies. He has published ten books, including Black British Literature: Novels of Transformation (2004) and Locating African European Studies: Interventions, Intersections, Conversations (with Felipe Espinoza Garrido, Caroline Koegler and Deborah Nyangulu, 2019).

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