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The Resource Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination, edited by Stephanos Stephanides, Stavros S. Karayanni

Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination, edited by Stephanos Stephanides, Stavros S. Karayanni

Label
Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination
Title
Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stephanos Stephanides, Stavros S. Karayanni
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This collection addresses broad questions of ethics and aesthetics in the framework of vernacular cosmopolitanism. With a common anthropological focus, the essays map literary and artistic practices involving cross-cultural transactions shaped by social forces, institutions, and the multiple mediations of the imagination. Some essays are based on community-based fieldwork, while all encompass an affective immersion in the places we inhabit, and the claims these make on the body's intelligibility. The authors consider the role of artists, writers, and literary scholars as cultural actors in a variety of settings, grassroots, regional, trans-regional, and global. Topics include: the role of social and cultural activism; the problematic dimensions of national belonging; the plurality of knowledge-systems and inter-language environ-mental learning in South Africa; the vernacular imagination in Papua New Guinea Anglophone fiction; pulp fiction and chick lit in India; transformative artistic motifs of Australia's nomadic Tiwi community; life writing as a reconfiguring of postcolonial or cosmopolitan paradigms; southern African supernatural belief-systems and the malign magic of the global economy; Canadian First Nations literature read against the struggle for self-determination by India's castes and scheduled tribes; feral animals in relation to the indigenous exotic; and the imbrication of the vernacular, national, colonial, and cosmopolitan in perceptions of homecoming in the eastern Mediterranean. The collection as a whole thus provides manifestations of poesis in relation to theory and praxis and articulates perspectives that expand, challenge, strengthen, and renew the potential for growth in contemporary world literature and culture." -- Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
Dewey number
810/820
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.C683
LC item number
V47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stephanides, Stephanos
  • Karayanni, Stavros Stavrou
Series statement
Cross/cultures,
Series volume
v. 181
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cosmopolitanism in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Politics and culture
  • Cosmopolitanism in literature
  • Globalization in literature
  • Politics and culture
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination, edited by Stephanos Stephanides, Stavros S. Karayanni
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction. Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination: the intimate estrangement of homecoming / Stephanos Stephanides and Stavros S. Karayanni -- Doing the right thing: ACLALS, social change, and cultural activism / Geoffrey V. Davis -- "There's a meat down there": an essay on English and the environment in Africa / Elsie Cloete -- Vernacular patterns in flux: mirroring change in an aboriginal workshop, Tiwi designs, northern Australia / Diana Wood Conroy -- Wealth-giving mermaid women and the malign magic of the market: contemporary oral accounts of the South African mamlambo / Felicity Wood -- "Travelling knowledges": 'practising' indigenous literatures in the Indian University / Debashree Dattaray -- What about Shobhaa Dé? Indian pulp fiction meets Indian writing in English / Padmini Mongia -- "Ghem pona wai?": vernacular imaginations in contemporary Papua New Guinea fiction / Paul Sharrad -- Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee: narrative power and the postcolonial / Paul Stewart -- Language and perception: reinstating the individual in postcolonial literary studies / Victor J. Ramraj -- Indigenous exotic: cosmopolitan dingoes and brumbies / Russell McDougall
Control code
908334720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9789004300644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004300644
System control number
(OCoLC)908334720
Label
Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination, edited by Stephanos Stephanides, Stavros S. Karayanni
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction. Vernacular worlds, cosmopolitan imagination: the intimate estrangement of homecoming / Stephanos Stephanides and Stavros S. Karayanni -- Doing the right thing: ACLALS, social change, and cultural activism / Geoffrey V. Davis -- "There's a meat down there": an essay on English and the environment in Africa / Elsie Cloete -- Vernacular patterns in flux: mirroring change in an aboriginal workshop, Tiwi designs, northern Australia / Diana Wood Conroy -- Wealth-giving mermaid women and the malign magic of the market: contemporary oral accounts of the South African mamlambo / Felicity Wood -- "Travelling knowledges": 'practising' indigenous literatures in the Indian University / Debashree Dattaray -- What about Shobhaa Dé? Indian pulp fiction meets Indian writing in English / Padmini Mongia -- "Ghem pona wai?": vernacular imaginations in contemporary Papua New Guinea fiction / Paul Sharrad -- Samuel Beckett and J.M. Coetzee: narrative power and the postcolonial / Paul Stewart -- Language and perception: reinstating the individual in postcolonial literary studies / Victor J. Ramraj -- Indigenous exotic: cosmopolitan dingoes and brumbies / Russell McDougall
Control code
908334720
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxvii, 230 pages
Isbn
9789004300644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004300644
System control number
(OCoLC)908334720

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