Postmodern Literature and Race

Platt, Len and Upstone, Sara, eds. 2015. Postmodern Literature and Race. Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPlace. ISBN 9781107042483 [Edited Book]

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Postmodern Literature and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while late segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and post racial futures, With essays on a whole race of contemporary writers, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.

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Edited Book

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English and Comparative Literature


March 2015


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11 Jul 2016 10:12

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