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Studies in Contemporary Literature: Multiple Contexts and Insights

 
Sheobhushan Shukla (Editor) Anu Shukla (Editor)
Synopsis Multiple Contexts and Insight makes an attempt, selectively but representatively, to meet the need of critically considering and understanding some of the canonical literature of various countries, viz. South Africa, America, England and the West Indies with special emphasis on Indian writing in English. It underscores contemporary literature and sensibility besides major critical theories of our day, specially postmodernism, postcolonialism and the alter/native and ethnic and gives voice to eminent critics and scholars as well as the upcoming ones with rich promise for the future. The writers discussed at length or referred to in some detail in the volume, are Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai, Nayantara Sahgal, Shashi Tharoor, Khushwant Singh, Bessie Head, Julian Barnes, Adrienne Rich, Philip Larkin, J.M. Coetzee, Saul Bellow and all time contemporary Shakespeare. The book does not claim to be entire landscape of the contemporary literature in English but serves as a window on wider horizons including the reader to step out, fare forward and fare well.
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About the authors

Sheobhushan Shukla

Sheobhushan (S.B.) Shukla, is a former Prof. and Head. Department of English, Allahabad University, Allahabad, is presently president of world conferences on contemporary literature and Indian Association for studies in contemporary literature. A former editor of Agra University Journal of English studies and Uttar Pradesh studies in English and former member of the board of editors of the Indian Journals of English Studies, he is now engaged in editing studies in contemporary Literature in editing studies in contemporary literature and the books being published by IASCL. He is a 1989 fellow of School of Criticism and Theory, Dartmouth College, Hanover, (USA). He was president of Allahabad University Teachers Association from 1994 to 1997. He has published a number of books and several research papers. His doctoral thesis: Social and Moral Ideas in the Plays of Galsworthy” was published from Salzburg, Austria.

Anu Shukla

Secretary of World Conference of Contemporary Literature is a gold medallist in M.A. English. She got her D.Phil degree on Saul Bellow from Allahabad University, Allahabad. At present she is senior lecturer in English at CMP College of Allahabad University, Allahabad. She has published a number of research papers on American fiction and Indian novel written in English and has edited a couple of critical anthologies on contemporary literature. Her areas of interests are American fiction, Indian novel written in English and narratology. She is editor of the officials journals of(IASCL Studies in contemporary literature.)

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Title Studies in Contemporary Literature: Multiple Contexts and Insights
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Publisher Sarup & Sons
Language: English
isbn 8176253723
length xiv+158p., Index; 23cm