Introduction / Bénédicte Ledent and Daria Tunca -- I Caryl Phillips: 25 Years of Writing : Oxford / Peter H. Marsden -- Preamble / Caryl Phillips -- Colour Me English / Caryl Phillips -- Caryl Phillips and the Question of Political Identity: Wrestling with Prejudice / Kirpal Singh -- II Critical Essays Autobiography, Fact, and Fiction : Conversations with Caryl Phillips: Reflections upon an Intellectual Life / Renée Schatteman -- Plural Selves: The Dispersion of the Autobiographical Subject in the Essays of Caryl Phillips / Louise Yelin -- "Look liberty in the face": Determinism and Free Will in Caryl Phillips's Foreigners: Three English Lives / Bénédicte Ledent -- Hybrid Inventiveness: Caryl Phillips's Black-Atlantic Subjectivity - The European Tribe and The Atlantic Sound / Joan Miller Powell -- Caryl Phillips and the Other Writers : Vido , Not Sir Vidia: Caryl Phillips's Encounters with V.S. Naipaul / John McLeod -- A New World's Twilight: Ethics of the Caribbean Writer in Caryl Phillips's and Derek Walcott's Essays / Malik Ferdinand -- Caryl Phillips's "Heartland" and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: Revisiting Fear - An Intertextual Approach / Imen Najar - Diasporas : Linking Legacies of Loss: Traumatic Histories and Cross-Cultural Empathy in CarylPhillips's Higher Ground and The Nature of Blood / Stef Craps -- Bidirectional Revision: The Connection between Past and Present in Caryl Phillips's Crossing the River / Fatim Boutros -- "The cloud of ambivalence": Exploring Diasporan Identity in Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound and A New World Order / Abigail Ward -- Caryl Phillips's Seascapes of the Imaginary / Wendy Knepper -- The Disease of Multiple Identities: The Nature of Diasporan Identity in Caryl Phillips's Strange Fruit / Chika Unigwe -- Britain and Its 'Others' : A New World Tribe in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore / Alessandra Di Maio -- Dorothy's Heart of Darkness: How Europe Meets Africa in A Distant Shore / Sandra Courtman -- Negotiating Inclusion in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore / Thomas Bonnici -- Strange Encounters: Nationhood and the Stranger in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore / Petra Tournay-Theodotou -- The Civilized Pretence: Caryl Phillips and A Distant Shore / Cindy Gabrielle -- Race and Masks : Omnipresent and Everlasting Imperialism: Race and Gender Oppression in Caryl Phillips's Cambridge and A Distant Shore / Lucie Gillet -- The Dilemma of a Black Entertainer: A Contextualized Reading of Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark / Tsunehiko Kato -- The Mask and the Unheimlich in Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark / Itala Vivan -- Concentric and Centripetal Narratives of Race: Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark and Percival Everett's Erasure / Dave Gunning -- The Dynamic of Revelation and Concealment: In the Falling Snow and the Narrational Architecture of Blighted Existences / Gordon Collier.
This is the first critical collection devoted to the British-Caribbean author Caryl Phillips, a major voice in contemporary anglophone literatures. Phillips's impressive body of fiction, drama, and non-fiction has garnered wide praise for its formal inventiveness and its incisive social criticism as well as its unusually sensitive understanding of the human condition. The twenty-six contributions offered here, including two by Phillips himself, address the fundamental issues that have preoccupied the writer in his now three-decades-long career - the enduring legacy of history, the intricate workings of identity, and the pervasive role of race, class, and gender in societies worldwide. Most of Phillips's writing is covered here, in essays that approach it from various thematic and interpretative angles. These include the interplay of fact and fiction, Phillips's sometimes ambiguous literary affiliations, his long-standing interest in the black and Jewish diasporas, and his exploration of Britain and its 'Others', and his use of motifs such as masking and concealment.
Västindisk litteratur (engelskspråkig) (sao)
Europeisk litteratur (sao)
Svarta författare (sao)
Afrikansk diaspora i litteraturen (sao)
Ras i litteraturen (sao)
Svarta personer i litteraturen (sao)
West Indians in literature. (LCSH)
African diaspora in literature. (LCSH)
Race in literature. (LCSH)
Blacks in literature. (LCSH)
Caribbean literature (English) -- Black authors -- History and criticism. (LCSH)
European literature -- Black authors -- 20th century -- History and criticism. (LCSH)