Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages
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Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages by Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Book DescriptionThis collection of original essays is dedicated to exploring the intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies. Ranging across a variety of academic disciplines, from art history to cartography, and from Anglo-Saxon to Hispanic studies, this volume highlights the connections between medieval and postcolonial studies through the exploration of a theme common to both areas of study: translation as a mechanism of and metaphor for cultures in contact, confrontation and competition. Drawing upon the widespread medieval trope of the translation of empire and culture, this collection engages the concept of translation from its most narrow, lexicographic sense, to the broader applications of its literal meaning, to carry across. It carries the multilingual, multicultural realities of medieval studies to postcolonial analyses of the coercive and subversive powers of cultural translation, offering a set of case studies of translation as the transfer of language, culture and power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521827317
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Writing the City in British-Asian Diasporas, Hardback (July 2014)
Presents the study of South Asians in Britain and beyond. Interrogating the concept of diaspora by probing the ways in which the South Asian diaspora could be re-conceptualised, this title provides an analysis which is grounded in a sense of rooted and connected locations that do not necessarily privilege the homeland.
Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages, Paperback (August 2010)
A collection of original essays exploring the intersections between medieval and postcolonial studies.
Paradise, Death and Doomsday in Anglo-Saxon Literature, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Ananya Jahanara Kabir
A 2001 study of 'interim paradise': the temporary abode of souls after death and before Doomsday.
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Author Biography - Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Ananya Jahanara Kabir is Lecturer in English at Leeds University. Deanne Williams is Assistant Professor of English at York University, Toronto.
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