Category Archives: African, Asian and Postcolonial Literatures

The persistence of detection: ‘reading the clues, reading the world, reading the detectives among us’

By | July 24, 2012

We are delighted to announce the publication of our new book Detecting Detection: International Perspectives on the Uses of a Plot. Edited by Peter Baker and Deborah Shaller, Detecting Detection converges writing from the UK, North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa to connect occasions of the detective plot in contemporary fictions.   The… Read More »

States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel

By | March 19, 2012

A brief note about States of Exception in the Contemporary Novel, an exciting new work by Arne De Boever (School of Critical Studies, California Institute of the Arts). In the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks, the political situation in both the United States and abroad has often been described as a 'state of… Read More »

Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry

By | February 27, 2012

I am pleased to tell you about a new publication in comparative literature, which explores themes of belonging—or, more precisely, of not belonging—in contemporary poetry. Knowing One’s Place in Contemporary Irish and Polish Poetry offers both an extended comparative study of the affinities shared by Irish and Polish poetry as well as close readings of… Read More »

New monographs: Monumental Space and The Ethics of Community

By | January 18, 2012

Continuum is proud to announce the publication of two truly impressive monographs by a pair of exciting, up-and-coming literary scholars. First up is Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study by Rita Sakr (Visiting Lecturer at University College Dublin, Ireland), who with this book establishes a two-way interpretive methodology between theory, history, and… Read More »

Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction

By | July 8, 2011

Strong Opinions: J.M. Coetzee and the Authority of Contemporary Fiction, edited by Chris Danta, Sue Kossew, and Julian Murphet, argues that the Nobel Prize winning author’s writings, and particularly his post-apartheid and Australia-era fiction, are driven by a form of controlled exposure, a conscious unfolding of the literary-theoretical seams of his work. The essayists reflect… Read More »