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About the bookPost-colonial studies is one of the youngest, most dynamic, and most fascinating, disciplines within the general field of literature and culture. In this volume, an international body of scholars addresses the multiplicity of issues concerning the presentation to students of post-colonial literature.
The collection focuses upon specific strategies for teaching post-colonial literature within particular political environments. The contributors offer specific course outlines covering the literature of a number of post-colonial regions, as well as articles on teaching post-colonialism.
Table of contentsPreface
Anne Collett, Perspectives on Home Ground, Foreign Territory
Anne Collett, An Interview with Anna Rutherford
Kirsten Holst Petersen, Teaching African Literature in Denmark
S.A. Dseagu, The Definition of African Literature Revisited
M.J. Daymond, Teaching Literature under the Rubric of 'Decolonisation' in South Africa
Prem Poddar, 'Buttered scones at 4 p.m. on Sundays': Configuring English in Colonial India
Rajiva Wijesinha, Teaching Post-colonial Literature in Sri Lanka
Alamgir Hashmi, English Studies in Pakistan
A. Norman Jeffares, The How and the Wherefore
Heidi Ganner, The Role of Literature from the English-speaking World in the EFL Classroom: Short Prose Fiction from the New English Literatures
Coral Ann Howells, Teaching Canadian Literature outside Canada
Gary Boire, 'Avowels': Notes on Ambivalence and a Post-colonial Pedagogy
Norman Simms, Strategies for not Teaching Post-colonial Literature: The Better Part of Valor
W.H. New, Poetic Language and the Construction of Post-coloniality: A New Zealand Example
Paul Sharrad, Teaching Pacific Literature
Lars Jensen, Firing the can(n)on: Teaching Post-colonialism in a Pacific Context
Kathryn Trees, The Politics of Post-colonial Reading Practices as they Relate to the Work of Aboriginal Writers
Susan Gingell, Pedagogy and Resistance in the Context of Commonwealth/Post-colonial Literatures
Velma Pollard, From Periphery to Centre - Teaching Caribbean Literature within a Post-colonial/Commonwealth Context
Russell McDougall and Sue Hosking, The Trials, Tribulations and Ironies of Teaching Post-colonialism as 'English I' in an Australian University
Betty Thøgersen, Postscript: A Student's Perspective
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