Caribbean literature and the public sphere : from the plantation to the postcolonial / Raphael Dalleo.

"Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the region that is both comprehensive and innovative. He examines how changes in political, economic, and social structur...

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Main Author: Dalleo, Raphael (Author)
Format: Electronic
Published: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, ©2011.
Series:New World studies.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Periodizing the public sphere
  • pt. 1. The rise of the Caribbean literary public sphere, 1804 to 1886
  • The abolitionist public sphere and the republic of the lettered
  • The public sphere unbound: Michel Maxwell Philip, El laúd del desterrado, and Mary Seacole
  • pt. 2. Modern colonialism and the anticolonial public sphere, 1886 to 1959
  • The intellectual and the man of action: resolving literary anxiety in the work of José Martí, Stephen Cobham, and Jacques Roumain
  • The ideology of the literary: Claude McKay's Banana bottom and the little magazines of the 1940s
  • pt. 3. Postcoloniality and the crisis of the literary public sphere, 1959 to 1983
  • The expulsion from the public sphere: the novels of Marie Chauvet
  • Anticolonial authority and the postcolonial occasion for speaking: George Lamming and Martin Carter
  • The testimonial impulse: Miguel Barnet and the Sistren Theatre Collective
  • Cultural studies and the commodified public: Luis Rafael Sánchez's La guaracha del macho camacho and Earl Lovelace's The dragon can't dance
  • Conclusion: the postcolonial public sphere.