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Title The worldly scholar / edited by Gordon Collier [and others].

Imprint Amsterdam : Rodopi B.V., 2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Cross/cultures ; 149
Engaging with literature of commitment ; v. 2
Cross/cultures ; 149.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This collection ranges far and wide, as befits the personality and accomplishments of the dedicatee, Geoffrey V. Davis, German studies and exile literature scholar, postcolonialist (if there are 'specialties', then Australia, Canada, India, South Africa, Black Britain), journal and book series editor.... The volume opens with essays on cultural theory and practice, proceeds to close analyses of 'settler colony' texts from Canada, India, Australia, and New Zealand (drama, fiction, and poetry) as well as Pacific drama and Canadian indigeneity, thence 'homeward' to the UK (black drama, Scottish fiction, the music of Morrissey) and to German themes (exile literature; fictions about Hitler). Because Geoff's commitment to literature has always been 'hands-on', the book closes with a selection of poems and experimental prose. Writers discussed include Carmen Aguirre, Hany Abu-Assad, Beryl Bainbridge, Albert Belz, Peter Bland, Peter Carey, Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Kamala Das, Robert Drewe, Éric Emmanuel-Schmitt, Toa Fraser, Stephen Fry, Dianna Fuemana, Mavis Gallant, Alasdair Gray, Xavier Her¬bert, Janette Turner Hospital, Elizabeth Jolley, Wendy Lill, Varanasi Nagalakshmi, Arundhati Roy, Daniel Sloate, Drew Hayden Taylor, Jane Urquhart, Roy Williams, and Arnold Zweig.
Contents Preliminary Material -- Literature as a Rule-Breaking Activity / Erhard Reckwitz -- Construction of Identities, Polar Opposites, and Cultural Models: The Binary Approach to Cultural Interaction / Sven Strasen and Peter Wenzel -- What Happens in the 'Contact Zone?' / Gerhard Stilz -- Endangered Languages and Dispossessed Communities / Ganesh Devy -- Ecocriticism, Environmental Ethics, and a New Ecological Culture / Norbert H. Platz -- Extreme Liminality: The Linked Stories of Édouard, Juliette, and Lena in Mavis Gallant's Overhead in a Balloon / Kristjana Gunnars -- Move the Earth with One's Dramatic Shovel?: Some Observations on Recent Plays in Canada and Beyond / Peter O. Stummer -- Fanciful Indigeneity / Terry Goldie -- Between European Past and Canadian Present: Lesbian Mennonite Writing and Collective Memory / Martin Kuester -- Entropy and the Totally Buried Home in Jane Urquhart's A Map of Glass / David Callahan -- "Under a pillar of rain / thinking goodbye": Remembering Kamala Das / Devindra Kohli -- "Bubbles into the Bottle" of Postcolonialism: Ritornellos and Screen-Memories in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things / Béatrice Bijon -- The Materialization and Transformation of Xavier Herbert: A Body of Work Committed to Australia / Russell Mcdougall -- The Phantom and Transgenerational Trauma in Elizabeth Jolley's The Well / Dolores Herrero -- Due Preparations for Paradise: or, The Plague Now According to Hany Abu-Assad and Janette Turner Hospital / Helga Ramsey-Kurz -- "Grace of the Crocodiles": Towards Deterritorialization of Culture in Robert Drewe's Grace / Marc Delrez -- Lives of Artists, Identities of Countries: Dependence, Displacement, Identity, and Australia in Peter Carey's Theft / Jaroslav Kušnír -- Positioning Alterity: Multi-Ethnic Identities in Contemporary New Zealand Drama / Marc Maufort -- Ut pictura poiesis: Paintings and Painters in the Poetry of Peter Bland / Peter H. Marsden -- A Play of Significance: Roy Williams's Days of Significance and the Question of Labels / Bénédicte Ledent -- Postcolonizing Glasgow's Amnesia: Alasdair Gray's Lanark as a Palimpsest of Scottish Imperial History / Carla Sassi -- A Foreigner at Home: Morrissey and the Art of Embarrassment / Gavin Hopps -- Zweig's Englishmen / David Midgley -- "Mr Davis's Monument, or Dear Mr Davis, what shall I do?": Lobpreisung -- ein Glückwunsch für Geoffrey V. Davis aus festlichem Anlass / Arnold Zweig and Deborah Vietor-Engländer -- The Enigma of Hitler: Counterfactual Perspectives / Ian Wallace -- A Tale of Two Cities / Dennis Haskell -- Onto the Spin Cycle / Geoff Goodfellow -- The Day Collector: An Ode / Michael Sharkey -- Canada Quartet for Geoff / Gordon Collier -- Travelogue / Anne Brewster -- Karri forest / Andrew Taylor -- The Way to Agra; or Nature's Pain Everywhere / Pia Thielmann -- from this side of memory (for geoff davis) / Kirpal Singh -- Notes on Contributors.
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Subject English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Chronological Term 1800-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Collier, Gordon.
Davis, Geoffrey V., 1943-
Other Form: 9789042035096
ISBN 9789401207850 (electronic bk.)
9401207852 (electronic bk.)
9789401207850 (e-book)