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Afrofuturism  

De Witt Douglas Kilgore

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
Can we imagine a future in which the African diaspora is seen as central to the flow of events? This chapter seeks to answer that question through a history of Afrofuturism as a critical ... More

Chinese Ecocriticism in the Last Ten Years  

Qingqi Wei

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines the state of Chinese ecocriticism. It describes the main characters of Chinese ecocriticism and provides an account of its history of which appeared at the beginning ... More

Colonialism and Postcolonialism  

John Rieder

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Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter argues that, in order to lend the topic of the relationship between colonialism and science fiction its proper scope, one must articulate the grand historical narratives of ... More

Engaging with Prakriti: A Survey of Ecocritical Praxis in India  

Swarnalatha Rangarajan

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article analyzes the practice of ecocriticism in India. It explains that ecocriticism in the Indian context has a unique “advocacy function” both with regard to the reality of the ... More

Extinctions: Chronicles of Vanishing Fauna in the Colonial and Postcolonial Caribbean  

Lisa Paravisini-Gebert

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines the extinction of some animals in colonial and postcolonial Caribbean region, including the Caribbean monk seal and the Creole pig, which became victims of human ... More

Late Virginia Woolf  

Anna Snaith

This article considers Virginia Woolf’s late writing—The Years, Three Guineas, and Between the Acts—in the context of recent shifts within modernist studies. It examines a range of ... More

Postcolonialism  

Elizabeth DeLoughrey

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article examines some of the different mappings of the globe by ecocritics and postcolonalists and the role of militarization as a constitutive part of both globalization and ... More

Theatricality in Contemporary Visual and Performance Art on New World Slavery  

Ilka Saal

This article examines forms and uses of theatricality in recent African American productions on slavery in the performing and the visual arts. It argues that by deploying modes of the ... More

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