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The Resource Postcolonial Conrad : paradoxes of empire, Terry Collits

Postcolonial Conrad : paradoxes of empire, Terry Collits

Label
Postcolonial Conrad : paradoxes of empire
Title
Postcolonial Conrad
Title remainder
paradoxes of empire
Statement of responsibility
Terry Collits
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Across the twentieth century Joseph Conrad's colonial novels were read from radically different perspectives and interpreted through a wide range of discourses. By the century's end these fictions, which record the encounters between Europe and Europe's 'Other' at the moment of high imperialism, had become key texts in the burgeoning field of postcolonial studies. In this study Terry Collits tackles what is now a central question in both postcolonial studies and Conrad scholarship: what happens when Conrad's novels are read from the perspective of the colonized?" "Drawing on many years of research and a rich body of critical approaches, including psychoanalysis, feminism and discourse analysis, Postcolonial Conrad not only offers fresh readings of Conrad's novels of imperialism but also maps and analyses the interpretative tradition they have generated. Terry Collits begins by examining the reception of Conrad's work in terms of the history of ideas, traditional literary criticism, concepts of 'Englishness', Marxism and postcolonialism. The novels he then selects for detailed re-evaluation are Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo and Victory." "Collits' volume re-examines a century of literary history, analysing the ways in which changing political, pedagogical and theoretical conditions have generated an interpretative tradition of extraordinary density. Postcolonial Conrad concludes by identifying lines of political criticism that are emerging in the twenty-first century and thus asks anew in what terms we might understand these powerful and intriguing novels."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collits, Terry
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
Z5718 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in postcolonial literatures
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Colonies in literature
  • Political fiction, English
  • Conrad, Joseph
Label
Postcolonial Conrad : paradoxes of empire, Terry Collits
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conrad in England
  • 4.
  • Conrad and Marxism
  • 5.
  • Conrad in the postcolonial world
  • pt. II.
  • The great novels of imperialism
  • 6.
  • Heart of Darkness : history, politics, myth and tragedy
  • 7.
  • Introduction : the Conradian moment
  • Lord Jim : popular culture and the transmission of the code
  • 8.
  • Nostromo : the anti-heroics and epic failures of empire
  • 9.
  • Victory (1) : valedictory to the old colonial order
  • 10.
  • Victory (2) : postcolonial Conrad
  • Epilogue : Conrad and the new world order
  • pt. I.
  • Locations
  • 1.
  • Conrad in the history of ideas
  • 2.
  • Conrad in literary history
  • 3.
Control code
57506878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780203002094
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2005000797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Postcolonial Conrad : paradoxes of empire, Terry Collits
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conrad in England
  • 4.
  • Conrad and Marxism
  • 5.
  • Conrad in the postcolonial world
  • pt. II.
  • The great novels of imperialism
  • 6.
  • Heart of Darkness : history, politics, myth and tragedy
  • 7.
  • Introduction : the Conradian moment
  • Lord Jim : popular culture and the transmission of the code
  • 8.
  • Nostromo : the anti-heroics and epic failures of empire
  • 9.
  • Victory (1) : valedictory to the old colonial order
  • 10.
  • Victory (2) : postcolonial Conrad
  • Epilogue : Conrad and the new world order
  • pt. I.
  • Locations
  • 1.
  • Conrad in the history of ideas
  • 2.
  • Conrad in literary history
  • 3.
Control code
57506878
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780203002094
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2005000797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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