Postcolonial Naturalism: Periodization, World-Literature, and the Anglophone Novel (Hardcover)

Postcolonial Naturalism: Periodization, World-Literature, and the Anglophone Novel By Eric D. Smith Cover Image

Postcolonial Naturalism: Periodization, World-Literature, and the Anglophone Novel (Hardcover)

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Postcolonial Naturalism proposes an innovative periodizing schema for historicizing contemporary Anglophone fiction. Engaging and revising the materialist paradigm of the Warwick Research Collective's concept of "world-literature," Fredric Jameson's mapping of modernity's cultural periods, and Christopher L. Hill's positing of a transnational naturalism, Eric D. Smith theorizes "postcolonial naturalism" as a structurally determined cultural logic rather than as a literary technique or style. Supported by careful, theoretically and critically sophisticated analyses of exemplary literary works, this important intervention invites us to reconsider the living history of aesthetic naturalism as well as its social and political implications for the practice of world-literature in the aftermath of anticolonial resistance.

Eric D. Smith is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
Product Details ISBN: 9781837640508
ISBN-10: 1837640505
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
Publication Date: November 17th, 2023
Pages: 248
Language: English