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A Poetics of Neurosis
Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts
This volume investigates how neuroses are romanticized or vilified in literary and cultural texts to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.
Transnational Black Dialogues
Re-Imagining Slavery in the Twenty-First Century
This transnational study focuses on black authors who, from a 21st-century perspective, revisit slavery and engage in the intricacies of (re-)appropriating slavery's archive.
(Re-)Framing the Arab/Muslim
Mediating Orientalism in Contemporary Arab American Life Writing
Can only Hollywood movies and TV news frame public discourse? This innovative study demonstrates the potential of life writing to (re-)frame Orientalism in the »West.«
The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica
This book presents the first in-depth critical and historical examination of the internationally renowned National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC) in the context of postcolonial theatre. Combining a postcolonial theoretical framework with performance studies and dance analysis, the study examines the interrelationship of Jamaican modern dance theatre aesthetics and the Caribbean's complex cultural genealogy since 1492. Addressing issues of postcolonial nationalism and Jamaican identity politics, the book provides the first comprehensive study of the NDTC's modern dance theatre works as it situates dance theatre choreography at the centre of postcolonial independence politics and cultural theory in the Caribbean.
Views from Egypt
The range of perspectives and original materials dealt with by each author highlights the renewed urgency of the struggle for cultural autonomy and voice within the context of globalization. In other words, each paper explores how the various processes at both the local and global level intersect to create new discourses and debates round the »indigenization of knowledge.« If a new wind of cultural decolonization is blowing through the Arab Middle East, which is having profound impact on the lives of men and women, then we should expect a new scholarship to emerge in order to grasp and understand it. This book is a contribution in that direction.