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Author Rizzuto, Nicole M.

Title Insurgent testimonies : witnessing colonial trauma in modern and Anglophone literature / Nicole M. Rizzuto.

Publication Info. New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.


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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (x, 272 pages).
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Series Open Access e-Books.
Knowledge Unlatched.
Contents Introduction. Challenging ruptures: testimonial insurgencies, spectral witnesses -- Compelled confessions and forced attachments in Joseph Conrad's Under Western eyes and "Poland revisited" -- Traumas of nation and narrative: legal and literary witnessing in Rebecca West's wartime writings -- Vindicating the law: H.G. de Llisser, V.S. Reid, and the Morant Bay Rebellion -- Testimony and the crisis of the juridical order in Ngg wa Thiong'o's A grain of wheat.
Summary During the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, insurgencies erupted in imperial states and colonies around the world, including Britain's. As Nicole Rizzuto shows, the writings of Ukrainian-born Joseph Conrad, Anglo-Irish Rebecca West, Jamaicans H.G. de Lisser and V.S. Reid, and Kenyan Ng gi wa Thiong'o testify to contested events in colonial modernity in ways that question premises underlying approaches in trauma and memory studies and invite us to reassess divisions and classifications in literary studies that generate such categories as modernist, colonial, postcolonial, national, and world literatures. Departing from tenets of modernist studies and from methods in the field of trauma and memory studies, Rizzuto contends that acute as well as chronic disruptions to imperial and national power and the legal and extra-legal responses they inspired shape the formal practices of literatures from the modernist, colonial, and postcolonial periods.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Subject English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Imperialism in literature.
War in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Justice, Administration of, in literature.
Nationalism and literature -- English-speaking countries.
Literature and society -- English-speaking countries.
Commonwealth literature (English) (OCoLC)fst00869850
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Imperialism in literature. (OCoLC)fst00968142
Justice, Administration of, in literature. (OCoLC)fst00985220
Literature and society. (OCoLC)fst01000096
Nationalism and literature. (OCoLC)fst01033884
Psychic trauma in literature. (OCoLC)fst01081229
War in literature. (OCoLC)fst01170505
English-speaking countries. (OCoLC)fst01261775
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: 9780823267811 0823267814 (DLC) 2015006026 (OCoLC)905419428
ISBN 9780823267859 (electronic bk.)
0823267857 (electronic bk.)
9780823267811 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0823267814 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780823267828 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0823267822 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. JSTOR Open Access
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GBVCP 1008665118
GBVCP 101100867X
AU@ 000060846539
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