Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michelle Keown

Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania download free [PDF and Ebook] by Michelle Keown year 2007
  • Book name: Pacific Islands Writing: The Postcolonial Literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand and Oceania
  • Author: Michelle Keown
  • Release date: 2007/11/2
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780199276455
  • Rating: 8.24 of 10
  • Votes: 621
  • Review by: Kimora Jarvis
  • Review rating: 7.49 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/23
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The Oxford Studies in Postcolonial Literatures series offers stimulating and accessible introductions to definitive topics and key genres and regions within the rapidly diversifying field of postcolonial literary studies in English.The first book of its kind, Pacific Islands Writing offers a broad-ranging introduction to the postcolonial literatures of the Pacific region. Drawing upon metaphors of oceanic voyaging, Michelle Keown takes the reader on a discursive journey through a variety of literary and cultural contexts in the Pacific, exploring the Indigenous literatures of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, and also investigating a range of European or Western writing about the Pacific, from the adventurefictions of Herman Melville, R. L. Stevenson, and Jack London to the Pakeha (European) settler literatures of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The book explores the relevance of 'international' postcolonial theoretical paradigms to a reading of Pacific literatures, but it also offers a region-specific analysis of keyauthors and texts, drawing upon indigenous Pacific literary theories, and sketching in some of the key socio-historical trajectories that have inflected Pacific writing. Well-established Indigenous Pacific authors such as Albert Wendt, Witi Ihimaera, Alan Duff, and Patricia Grace are considered alongside emerging writers such as Sia Figiel, Caroline Sinavaiana-Gabbard, and Dan Taulapapa McMullin. The book focuses primarily upon Pacific literature in English - the language used by the majorityof Pacific writers - but also breaks new ground in examining the growing corpus of francophone and hispanophone writing in French Polynesia, New Caledonia, and Easter Island/Rapa Nui.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H1M3S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Regional Studies, Literary Studies: General, Australasian & Pacific History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 44.54 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x202x16mm
  • Weight: 348g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Oxford, United Kingdom
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