Item description for Writers of the Caribbean Diaspora: Shifting Homelands, Travelling Identities by Jasbir Jain...
An attempt to understand Caribbean histories, patterns of migration, and race relations, this collection of essays has taken up most of the representative authors of the region, either by addressing their work or through contributions by the writers themselves. Caribbean writing covers landscape, plantation background, use of folklore, Creole speech, slave histories, and the memory of transmittedcultures. Its political world attracts interference and its presence is felt in different parts of the world, becomming a living culture that is experienced in multiple ways andthat takesupon itself the responsibility of validating the very act of living.
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Release Date Aug 30, 2008
Publisher New Dawn Press
ISBN 1932705775 ISBN13 9781932705775
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More About Jasbir Jain
Jasbir Jain is director of the Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (IRIS), Jaipur. Formerly of the University of Rajasthan, she has headed the Department of English and has worked in various capacities including the directorship of the Academic Staff College.Jain has travelled extensively and has been the recipient of several awards. Amongst them are the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship as Writer in Residence (2009), UGC Fellow (2005 2007), Emeritus Fellow (2002 2004) and K.K. Birla Fellowship for Comparative Literature (1998 2000). Elected life-member of Clare Hall, Cambridge, she has also availed of the Fulbright Fellowship and of the American Council of Learned Societies. In 2008, the South Asia Literary Association conferred on her the SALA Award for her work in Feminist and South Asian Studies and her distinguished scholarship. Earlier in 2004, she was awarded the Indian Association of Canadian Studies (IACS) Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to Canadian Studies. The American Association of Colleges and Universities nominated her a Global Fellow for 2003.Her publications include three volumes on the Indian novel covering the period 1860 2000 and, interrogating the periodisation thrust on it, she went on to work on the connectivity across languages. Her current interests are in theory and narratology and in exploring traditions. Her recent work includes "Gendered Realities "and "Beyond Postcolonialism: The Dreams and Realities of a Nation "and a forthcoming work is "The Writer as Critic".