Category Archives: African, Asian and Postcolonial Literatures

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 »