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Postmodern Literatures

Avishek Parui (Author) Pramod K. Nayar (Author)

The book provides an introduction to postmodern literatures by exploring its interactions with a range of subjects such as history, technology, media, gender, and the postcolonial. Postmodern readings have increasing significance in the “virtual and real worlds we inhabit today”. Through a detailed study of selected texts, the book examines the features, trajectories and narratives of this literary movement, and showcases how the experience of reading postmodern literature can be enhanced by active engagement with the text.

Contents: Introduction. 1. Memory, history and identities in postmodern narratives. 2. Postmodernism, literature and technology. 3. Postmodernism, gender and performativity. 4. Postmodernism and the postcolonial. Conclusion. Timeline. Index.

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About the author

Pramod K. Nayar

Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, University of Hyderabad. He has published extensively on English and American literatures, Indian writing in English and Literary Theory. He has co-edited (with Nila Shah) Modern Indian Poetry in English: Critical Studies, and (with R.K. Dhawan) a volume of critical essays on Vikram Seth. He was Smuts Visiting Fellow in commonwealth Studies, University of Cambridge, (2000-2001) and is the recipient of a Fellowship from the Department of Culture, government of India (2000-2002) for a project on Indian fiction in English. He reviews for Jouvert, Culture Machine, E-Green, Studies in Travel Writing, Journal of cultural Geography and other international journals.

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Title Postmodern Literatures
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2018
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789352874637
length 176p.