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Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic
Confluences looks at the prospects for and the potential rewards of breaking down theoretical and disciplinary barriers that have tended to separate African American and postcolonial studies. John Cullen Gruesser’s study emphasizes the confluences among three major theories that have emerged in literary and cultural studies in the past twenty-five years: postcolonialism, H ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by University of Georgia Press
(first published June 29th 2005)
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Offers an insightful close reading of several texts spanning the nineteenth- and twentieth-century. More of an exploration of the compatibility between poco theory, afro-american studies, and black atlantic studies than a definitive bridge. Highly recommended for anyone interested in any of these areas of study.