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Secondary Reading List: Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations

Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations, 2017/18, Semester 1
Professor John McLeod
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Some general reading: theorising migration and diaspora

Avtar Brah, Cartographies of diaspora : contesting identities ISBN: 0415121264 (pb); 0415121256 (London: Routledge, 1996).

James Clifford, ‘Diasporas’, Cultural anthropology. ISSN: 0886-7356, 9: 3 (1994), pp. 302-338.

Paul Gilroy, The black Atlantic : modernity and double consciousness ISBN: 0860916758 (pbk); 0860914011 (London: Verso, 1993), esp. chapter 1: ‘The Black Atlantic as a Counterculture of Modernity’.

Paul Gilroy, After empire : melancholia or convivial culture? ISBN: 0415343089 (pbk.); 0203482816 (electronic book); 0415343070 (New York: Routledge, 2004).

Stuart Hall, ‘Cultural Identity and Diaspora’ (1990) in Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory, ed. by Patrick Williams and Laura Chrisman (New York: Harvester, 1993), pp. 392-403.

Virinder Singh Kalra, Raminder Kaur, John Hutnyk, Diaspora and hybridity ISBN: 0761973974 (pbk) : £19.99; 0761973966 (London: Sage, 2005), esp. chapter 2: ‘Cultural Configurations of Diaspora’.

Russel King, John Connell and Paul White (eds), Writing across worlds : literature and migration ISBN: 0415105293; 0415105307 (pbk) : 25.00 (London: Routledge, 1995).

John McLeod, Beginning Postcolonialism, second edition (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010), esp. chapter 7: ‘Diaspora Identities’.

Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized [1957], trans. Howard Greenfeld (London: Earthscan, 1990).

Thomas Nail, The figure of the migrant ISBN: 9780804787178 hardback; 9780804796583 paperback (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2015).

Ato Quayson and Girish Daswani (eds), A companion to diaspora and transnationalism ISBN: 9781405188265 (hardback); 9781118320846 (bro); 9781118320792 (wiley online) (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).

… see also the ‘Diasporas’ section of The post-colonial studies reader ISBN: 0415345650 (pbk.); 0415345642 (hbk.); 9780415345644 (hbk.); 9780415345651 (pbk.), ed. by Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin (London: Routledge, 2006).

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Suggested reading for primary texts:

E. M. Forster, A Passage to India  

Homi Bhabha, The Location of Culture (London: Routledge, 1994), pp. 123-38.

Sinkwan Cheng, ‘Crossing desire and drive in A Passage to India: The Subversion of the British Colonial Law in the “twilight zone of double vision”’, Literature and psychology : a journal of psychoanalytic and cultural criticism. ISSN: 0024-4759, 47: 3 (2001), pp. 1-24.

Timothy Christensen, ‘Bearing the White Man’s Burden: Misrecognition and Cultural Difference in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, Novel. ISSN: 0029-5132, 39: 2 (2006), pp. 155-178.

Maria M. Davidis, ‘Forster’s Imperial Romance: Chivalry, Motherhood, and Questing in A Passage to India’, Journal of modern literature. ISSN: 0022-281x, 23:2 (1999-2000), pp. 259-276.

Benita Parry, Postcolonial studies : a materialist critique ISBN: 0415336007 (pbk. : alk. paper); 041533599x (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 162-175.

Shin Yin Kiang, ‘Failures that connect; or, Colonial friendships in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India’, Ariel, 47:3 (2016), pp. 123-148. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 15/09/2017) 

Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (London: Vintage, 1993), pp. 241-8.

Jean Rhys, Voyage in the dark ISBN: 0140183477 ISBN: 0140183477  

Klaudia, Lee, ‘Out of “place”: Rooms, Dirt, and Narrative of Space in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark’, The Explicator. ISSN: 0014-4940 1, 74: 3 (2016), pp. 143-6.

Paula Le Gallez, The Rhys woman ISBN: 0333486579 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1990), esp. chapter 4: ‘Anna’s Darkness’.

Sylvie Maurel, Jean Rhys ISBN: 0333683943 (UK : pbk); 0333683935; 0312216874 (St Martin's Press) (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998), esp. chapter 5: ‘Voyage in the Dark: “Two Tunes”’.

April Munroe, ‘“Haunted and Obeah”: Gothic Spaces and Monstrous Landscapes in Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark’, Studies in the Humanities ISSN: 0039-3800, 42:1/2 (2015), pp.108-IX.

Adlai Murdoch, ‘Rhys’s Pieces: Unhomeliness as Arbiter of Caribbean Creolization’, Callaloo. ISSN: 0161-2492, 26: 1 (2003), pp. 252-72.

Teresa F. O’Connor, Jean Rhys : the West Indian novels ISBN: 081476164X (New York and London: New York University Press, 1986), pp. 83-131.

Urmila Seshagiri, ‘Modernist Ashes, Postcolonial Phoenix: Jean Rhys and the Evolution of the English Novel in the Twentieth Century’, Modernism/modernity. ISSN: 1071-6068, 13: 3 (2006), pp. 487-505.

Sue Thomas, ‘Jean Rhys’s Piecing of the Local and the Transnational in Voyage in the Dark, Affirmations: of the modern, 4:1 (2016), pp. 187-207 [available online]. - http://affirmations.arts.unsw.edu.au/index.php?journal=aom&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=98

Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter  

Bernard Bergonzi, A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel ISBN: 9780199291021 (hbk.) : £15.99; 0199291020 (hbk.) : £15.99 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), pp. 117-25.

Cates Baldridge, Graham Greene's fictions : the virtues of extremity ISBN: 0826212514 (alk. paper) (Columbia: University Missouri Press, 2000), pp. 93-102.

Michael Brennan, Graham Greene : political writer ISBN: 9781137343956 (hardback) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Tamas Dobozy, ‘Africa and Catholic Crisis: Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter and A Burnt-Out Case’, in Perceptions of religious faith in the work of Graham Greene ISBN: 3906767884 (pbk), ed. Wm Thomas Hill (2002), pp. 427-57.

Elliot Malamet, 'Penning the Police/Policing the Pen: The Case of Graham Greene’s The Heart of the Matter’, Twentieth-century literature. ISSN: 0041-462X, 39.3 (1993), pp. 283-305.

E. R. Braithwaite, To Sir, with love.  

David Ellis, Writing home : black writing in Britain since the War ISBN: 9783898215916 (pbk.); 3898215911 (pbk.) (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2007), esp. pp. 50–67: ‘E. R. Braithwaite: The Cultural Exile’.

John McLeod, ‘Lessons From London: E. R. Braithwaite and Black Writing in 1950s Britain’, The yearbook of English studies. ISSN: 0306-2473, 42, (2012), pp. 64-78.

Grace Nichols, The fat black woman's poems ISBN: 0860686353  

Alison Easton, ‘The body as history and “writing the body”: The example of Grace Nichols’, Journal of gender studies. ISSN: 0958-9236, 3:1 (1994), pp. 55-67.

Maite Escudero, ‘Race, Gender and Performance in Grace Nichols’s The Fat Black Woman’s Poems’, Journal of international women's studies [electronic resource]. ISSN: 1539-8706, 1:2 (2000), pp. 12-26.

Sarah Lawson Welsh, Grace Nichols ISBN: 9780746309551 (pbk.); 9780746310274 (hbk.); 0746310277 (hbk.); 0746309554 (pbk.) (Tavistock: Northcote House, 2007).

John McLeod, Postcolonial London : rewriting the metropolis ISBN: 0415344603; 041534459x (hardback) (London: Routledge, 2004), pp. 120-4.

Grace Nichols, ‘The Battle with Language’ in Caribbean women writers : essays from the first international conference ISBN: 0870237322, ed. by Selwyn R. Cudjoe (Wellesley, Mass: Calaloux, 1990).

Mara Scanlon, “The Divine Body in Grace Nichols’s The Fat Black Woman's Poems’, World literature today. ISSN: 0196-3570, 72: 1 (1998), pp. 59-66.

Caryl Phillips, Crossing the river  

Maria Rice Bellamy, ‘Haunting the African diaspora: Responsibility and Remaining in Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River’, African American review. ISSN: 1062-4783, 47:1 (2014), pp. 129-44.

Fatim Boutros, ‘Bidrectional Revision: The Connection Between Past and Present in Caryl Phillips’s Crossing the River’ in Caryl Phillips : writing in the key of life ISBN: 9789042034556, ed. by Bénédicte Ledent and Daria Tunca (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012), pp. 175-190

Bénédicte Ledent, Caryl Phillips ISBN: 0719055563 (pbk. ; cased) : No price; 0719055555 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002).

Renée T. Schatteman, Conversations with Caryl Phillips ISBN: 1604732105 (pbk.); 9781604732092 (hbk.); 1604732091 (hbk.); 9781604732108 (pbk) (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2009).

Abigail Ward, ‘An Outstretched Hand: Connection and Affiliation in Crossing the River’, Moving worlds. ISSN: 1474-4600, 7: 1 (2007), pp. 20-32. [Reprinted in Abigail Ward, Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar : representations of slavery ISBN: 9780719082757 (hbk.) : £50.00; 0719082757 (hbk.) : £50.00 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011, pp. 46-62)]

Andrew Warnes, ‘Enemies Within: Diaspora and Democracy in Crossing the River and A Distant Shore’, Moving worlds. ISSN: 1474-4600, 7: 1 (2007), pp. 33-45.

(See also the Bénédicte Ledent’s excellent online database of Phillips bibliography: http://www.cerep.ulg.ac.be/phillips/index.html )

Leila Aboulela, Minaret - Coloured lights ISBN: 0748662987  

Emily Churilla, ‘Coming Home: Communities Beyond Borders in Caryl Phillips’ The Atlantic Sound and Leila Aboulela’s Minaret’, Obsidian, 12:2 (Fall 2011/Winter 2012), p.25-46. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (SRJ 15/09/2017) 

Waïl S. Hassan, ‘Leila Aboulela and the Ideology of Muslim Immigrant Fiction’, Novel. ISSN: 0029-5132, 41: 2/3 (2008), pp. 298-319 [available online].

Peter Morey, ‘“Halal fiction” and the Limits of Postsecularism: Criticism, Critique, and the Muslim in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret’, The journal of Commonwealth literature. ISSN: 0021-9894, (Feb 2017), pp. 1-15.

Catherine Rashid, Islamic Individualism and the Logic of the Narrative: An Interview with Leila Aboulela’, Interventions. ISSN: 1369-801x, 14:4 (2012), pp. 613-624.

Sunjeev Sahota, The year of the runaways ISBN: 9781447241645 (hbk.) : £14.99; 9781447241676 (ePub ebook) : £8.32  

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This list was last updated on 13/09/2017