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Fresh Insights into Contemporary American Literature

 
Gulshan Rai Kataria (Author) T.S. Anand (Author)
Synopsis Fresh Insights into Contemporary American Literature comprises Twenty-five scholarly and insightful essays and is a befitting index of the Indian scholars’ response to the ever changing scenario of American literature, culture, history and politics. It concentrates on literature, and majority of the essays cover the explosive post 1960s period in American literature. The scholarly treatises map a vast range of contemporary literature including those by the ethnics of colour, black-white racial problems, immigrant experiences, feminist texts, and so on. A stark feature of the book, however, is that the essays use critical theory to support, analyse, or highlight some crucial points in a literary text, bring out the cutting edge and the multifaceted diversity of a text. The volume offers fresh insights on acclaimed authors like Robert Frost, Toni Morrison and August Wilson besides focusing on Science Fiction, the dramaturgy of Sam Shepard, comparative assessment of the African-Americans, a critique of the diasporic dialectics of a film, reevaluations of Indian diasporic writers in the United States including Bharati Mukherjee, Anurag Mathur etc.
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About the authors

Gulshan Rai Kataria

Dr. Gulshan Rai Kataria is currently a senior Professor of English at Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab). He has been Head Department of English and Dean, Faculty of Language at this University. He taught at Himachal University, Simla, and M.D. University, Rohtak before joining Punjabi University in 1985. Dr. Kataria who worked for his Ph.D. on Tennessee Williams, has published extensively both in India and the United States in the field of American Studies and Literature. The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS-USIS) invited him in 1991 to visit the country under its “International Visitor’ programme. In 1992, he was selected a Fulbright research scholar and was based at New York University, Manhattan for his project on the Literature of the Ethnic Minorities in the U.S. Dr. Kataria’s research in this area has been widely recognized. He is currently the Vice President of MELUS (Multi Ethnic Literature of United States) India Chapter. He has been actively associated with N A A C programmes for the last five years.

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T.S. Anand

Dr. T.S. Anand is Head, Postgraduate Dept. of English, G.G.N. Khalsa College, Ludhiana (Punjab, India). Besides poetry (The Man and the Masks, short stories in English (The Harmonies) and a collection of poems in Panjabi (Vithan di Paed), and research papers on American and Indian English Fiction, he has published Saul Bellow: The Feminine Mystique, Critical Essays on the American-Jewish Novel and Perspectives on the Afro-American Novel. He is the founder Editor of a bi-annual Journal of English Studies, Literary Voice. His other editorial ventures include New Waves in American Literature, A Mosaic of encounters, Modern American Literature, Modern Indian English fiction and Images of Woman in Fiction. Presently Dr. Anand is editing Humanism in Indian English Fiction. He was the President of the Indian Association for American Studies for the years 2002-2004.

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Bibliographic information

Title Fresh Insights into Contemporary American Literature
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Creative Books
Language: English
isbn 8180430219
length 264p., Notes; References; 23cm.