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American Imperialism's Undead
American Imperialism's Undead

The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism

Dalleo, Raphael

As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration...


Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Aljoe, Nicole N., Finseth, Ian

Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance—even...


New World Modernisms
New World Modernisms

T.S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite

Pollard, Charles W.

James Clifford tells us that modernism has become a "traveling culture" because it reflects the "discrepant cosmopolitanism" of the twentieth century—that is, a world in which...


Border Fictions
Border Fictions

Globalization, Empire, and Writing at the Boundaries of the United States

Sadowski-Smith, Claudia

Border Fictions offers the first comparative analysis of multiethnic and transnational cultural representations about the United States' borders with Mexico and Canada....


Fictions of Whiteness
Fictions of Whiteness

Imagining the Planter Caste in the French Caribbean Novel

McCusker, Maeve

The Antilles remain a society preoccupied with gradations of skin color and with the social hierarchies that largely reflect, or are determined by, racial identity. Yet...


Sounding the Break
Sounding the Break

African American and Caribbean Routes of World Literature

Frydman, Jason

The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of...


Sugar's Secrets
Sugar's Secrets

Race and the Erotics of Cuban Nationalism

Kutzinski, Vera M.

How and why has Cuba's national identity been cast in terms of a cross-cultural synthesis called mestizaje, and what roles have race, gender, sexuality, and class played in the...


Universal Emancipation
Universal Emancipation

The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment

Nesbitt, Nick

Unlike the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution was the first in a modern state to implement human rights universally and unconditionally. Going well beyond...


Consuming Visions
Consuming Visions

Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

Conde, Maite

Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was...


Water Graves
Water Graves

The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean

Loichot, Valérie

Water Graves considers representations of lives lost to water in contemporary poetry, fiction, theory, mixed-media art, video production, and underwater sculptures....


Pathologies of Paradise
Pathologies of Paradise

Caribbean Detours

Nair, Supriya M.

Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic...


Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


New World Modernisms
New World Modernisms

T.S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite

Pollard, Charles W.

James Clifford tells us that modernism has become a "traveling culture" because it reflects the "discrepant cosmopolitanism" of the twentieth century – that is, a world in...


French and West Indian
French and West Indian

Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana Today

Burton, Richard D. E., Reno, Fred

In 1946, after more than three hundred years as French colonies, Martinique, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana were transformed into "overseas departments" of France, equal and...


Reclaiming Difference
Reclaiming Difference

Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism

Mardorossian, Carine M.

In Reclaiming Difference, Carine Mardorossian examines the novels of four women writers—Jean Rhys (Dominica/UK), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe/USA), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/...


Sex and the Citizen
Sex and the Citizen

Interrogating the Caribbean

Smith, Faith L.

Sex and the Citizen is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that draws on current anxieties about "legitimate" sexual identities and practices across the Caribbean...


Paradise and Plantation
Paradise and Plantation

Tourism and Culture in the Anglophone Caribbean

Strachan, Ian Gregory

"It is hard to ignore the hotels. They rise like mammoths of iron and concrete above the homes, the office buildings, the trees of New Providence, island of my birth." So...


Writing Rumba
Writing Rumba

The Afrocubanista Movement in Poetry

Arnedo-Gómez, Miguel

Arising in the heyday of the music recently made famous by the Buena Vista Social Club, afrocubanismo was an artistic and intellectual movement in Cuba in the 1920s and 1930s...


Cannibal Modernities
Cannibal Modernities

Postcoloniality and the Avant-garde in Caribbean and Brazilian Literature

Madureira, Luís

Unique in its inclusion of Brazil in a comparative study of literary texts and their engagement with Western modernity, Cannibal Modernities is the first postcolonial...


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