Drawing together for the first time original work from international specialists, this book assesses the role and character of comedy and fantasy in colonial societies from India to Ireland, Australia to Cuba, Africa to North America.
Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: A&C Black
Drawing together for the first time original work from international specialists, this book assesses the role and character of comedy and fantasy in colonial societies from India to Ireland, Australia to Cuba, Africa to North America. There are cross-cultural comparisons and consideration of both imperial responses and colonized resistance. The book deals with oral as well as written traditions, the history of comic and fantastic discourse, visual, theatrical and literary representations as well as historical and cultural accounts.
For Huggan, literary awards have emerged as a result of globalization, and rather
than fostering postcolonial literature, they ... Graeme Harper's Comedy, Fantasy
and Colonialism (2002) insists that the colonial condition with its imposition of ...
Author: Jenni Ramone
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
Postcolonial Theories is a lively introduction to postcolonial theories, contexts and literatures which presents both the theory and practice to students in approachable and attractive ways. Jenni Ramone includes discussion of a wide range of influential theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Homi Bhabha, Rey Chow, Edward Said, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Paul Gilroy and Trinh T. Minh-ha. She also demonstrates postcolonial ideas through compelling readings of a wide range of exciting literary texts, including: • Nawal El Saadawi's God Dies by the Nile • Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger • Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy • Jamaica Kincaid's My Brother. Covering a diverse array of geographical locations, and featuring a helpful timeline and annotated bibliography, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in postcolonial theories and how they have continued to adapt in the wake of globalization, digital technology and neo-colonialism.
Baker points out that Vautrin's aspirations are 'literally colonial',70 but they are of
course more specifically linked to the fantasy of slave-ownership: Mon idée est d'
aller vivre de la vie patriarcale au milieu d'un grand domaine, cent mille arpents ...
Author: Jennifer Yee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Although the connections between colonialism and British nineteenth-century literature have been well studied, there have been few sustained, book-length attempts to map out the role of colonial experience in French realist novels of the century. The Colonial Comedy offers a broad view of the subject, but one that is carefully grounded in close reading and informed by consultation of authors' manuscripts. Linking materialist cultural analysis to thespecific traits of the realist novel, it exposes the importance of imported objects, financial networks and the new urban working classes in fiction's response to early global capitalism. Bridging the gap betweenPostcolonial theory and nineteenth-century literary studies, Ihe Colonial Comedy renews our vision of key authors of realist canon (Balzac, Flaubert, Zola and Maupassant). It makes an original contribution to theoretical debates on literary realism, including recent arguments within postcolonial theory concerning 'Peripheral Realisms'. Situating the nineteenth-century canon in terms of postcolonial debates, it responds to Edward Said and more recent views of world-literature as partof the emerging world-system.
Graeme Harper ' s introduction perhaps rather lamely concludes that Comedy ,
Fantasy and Colonialism examines a number of instances of both comedy and
fantasy in operation , “ sometimes seeing that one contains or employs the other
Cremona, Vicki Ann, and Toni Sant 2002 "Two Hundred Years of Colonial
Laughter in Malta: Carnival and Pantomime in Malta under British Rule." In
Comedy, Fantasy and Colonialism, edited by Graeme Harper, 175-88. London:
... “English South African Children's Literature and the Environment,” Literator 25(
3) (December 2004): 107–123; “Fairies on the Veld,” in Comedy, Fantasy and
Colonialism, Ed. Graham Harper (London and New York: Continuum, 2002): 89–
Author: Elwyn Jenkins
Category: Literary Criticism
This is the first full-length study of South African English youth literature to cover the entire period of its publication, from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Jenkins' book focuses on what made the subsequent literature essentially South African and what aspects of the country and its society authors concentrated on. What gives this book particular strength is its coverage of literature up to the 1960s, which has until now received almost no scholarly attention. Not only is this earlier literature a rewarding subject for study in itself, but it also throws light on subsequent literary developments. Another exceptional feature is that the book follows the author’s previous work in placing children’s literature in the context of adult South African literature and South African cultural history (e.g. cinema). He also makes enlightening comparisons with American, Canadian and Australian children’s literature.
He is the author of Swallowing Film ( DVDX , 2000 ) , Comedy , Fantasy and
Colonialism ( Continuum , 2002 ) and Dancing on the Moon ( Eclipse , 2003 ) ,
and the co - editor of the international journals Studies in European Cinema (
Intellect ) ...
Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Category: Performing Arts
Signs of Life: Medicine and Cinema is the first single volume to consider the cinematic representation of medicine, medical science and the medical profession, and explores the political implications of the representations of doctors, nurses, patients, diseases and disabilities. The essays in this collection, from a wide range of film scholars and medical practitioners, also consider how formal qualities of cinema such as empirical observation, mise-en-sc'ne, propaganda and education, melodrama, documentary and narrative construction impact on our understanding of medical procedures and the public image of medicine.
... by T. Denean SharpleyWhiting . Reviewed by Phyllis Tobia , 175-176 /
Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism , edited by Graeme Harper . Reviewed by Lyn
Innes , 177-178 / The Hybrid Muse : Postcolonial Poetry in English , by Jahan
Category: African literature
316-37 . -2005 . ' Crocodile Crimes : People versus Wildlife and the Politics of
Postcolonial Conservation in Lake Kariba , Zimbabwe ' , Geoforum , 36 , 3 , pp . ...
Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism , London , Continuum , pp . 140-57 Miller ...
Author: JoAnn McGregor
Publisher: James Currey Limited
Category: Literary Collections
This is the story of 150 years of conflict and contested claims over control and access to the waters and banks of the River Zambezi, one of Africa's longest and most important rivers.
She has written an article on comedy in III Seen III Said for Samuel Beckett Today
/ Aujourd'hui and a chapter on Irish jokes for Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism ,
which are both forthcoming . Russell Smith recently completed a ...
Fabulous and Funny : Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism . Ed . Graeme Harper .
London : Cassell , 2001 . - South Africa in ... Postcolonial Children and Parents :
Pauline Smith ' s Platkops Children . ” English in Africa 27 . 2 ( 2000 ) : 29 - 43 .
Category: African literature (English)
... African Languages & Literature , published " Ukcombekcantsini and the
fantastic : Zulu Narratives and colonial culture , " in Comedy , Fantasy and
Colonialism , edited by Graeme Harper , London : Continuum Press , 2002 .
Stanley J. Tarver ...
Category: African Americans
Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism . Ed . Graeme Harper . London : Continuum ,
2002. 117-39 . Haynie , Aeron . “ The Illegitimacy of the Colonial Entrepreneur . ”
The Victorian Newsletter no . 100 ( 2001 ) : 26-31 . Haynsworth , Leslie .
Author: Elaine Kathleen Musgrave
Category: Bibliographical literature
A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration,
Travel and Colonization Between the ... Watt , James , James Morier and the
Oriental picaresque ' , in Fabulous and funny : fantasy , comedy , and colonialism
Author: Raymond John Howgego
Category: Adventure and adventurers
In 732 major articles, Raymond Howgego's Encyclopedia of Exploration 1800 to 1850 attempts to detail every significant traveller, voyager or expedition that set out during the period. Its indexes provide the names of over 3000 travellers and 1000 ships, while the bibliographies cite more than 10,000 works of reference. Extensive biographical information is included for the travellers themselves, placing every expedition thoroughly in its historical context. The text is fully cross-referenced between articles, whilst every article is supplemented by a comprehensive bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.
Author: Gk Hall & Company
Publisher: G. K. Hall
Fame, Power and Representation in Colonial and Postcolonial Cultures Robert
Clarke ... which reads the film as a “ post - colonial comedy of survival , with
remnants of the British , land - taking , appropriative regime ( bushmen ,
Aborigines , Darwinian ' natural ... The perfection of the outback as a space for
the film's own particular enactment of colonialist fantasy is " its supposed
remoteness from cities [ .
Author: Robert Clarke
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Celebrity Colonialism brings together studies on an array of personalities, movements and events from the colonial era to the present, and explores the intersection of discourses, formations and institutions that condition celebrity in colonial and postcolonial cultures. Across nineteen chapters, it examines the entanglements of fame and power fame in colonial and postcolonial settings. Each chapter demonstrates the sometimes highly ambivalent roles played by famous personalities as endorsements and apologists for, antagonists and challengers of, colonial, imperial and postcolonial institutions and practices. And each in their way provides an insight into the complex set of meanings implied by novel term celebrity colonialism. The contributions to this collection demonstrate that celebrity provides a powerful lens for examining the nexus of discourses, institutions and practices associated with the dynamics of appropriation, domination, resistance and reconciliation that characterize colonial and postcolonial cultural politics. Taken together the contributions to Celebrity Colonialism argue that the examination of celebrity promises to enrich our understanding of what colonialism was and, more significantly, what it has become.
General ALMAN , JEAN , GEIGER , SUSAN and Musisi , NAKANYIKE , Women in
African Colonial Histories . ... Comedy , Fantasy and Colonialism ( includes
chapters on Zulu folklore , South African children's literature and Cape to Cairo in
In his description of colonial fantasy ' , Bhabha puts it this way : To the myth of
realist narrative — its grand syntagms and sequentiality , its pleasure , irony ,
comedy , characters and consolations , its historic utterances and easy
Category: Art criticism
Author: Modern Humanities Research Association
Category: English language
Includes both books and articles.