Includes a chronology of key historical events and an overview of the emergence and transformation of literary culture in East Africa, as well as an alphabetical list of major writers and brief descriptions of their concerns and achievements. Separate entries within this list describe thematic concerns, such as colonialism, decolonization, the Black aesthetic, the growth of genres like autobiography and popular literature; important movements like cultural nationalism and feminism; and the impact of major forces such as AIDS/HIV, Christian missions, and urbanization.
Scholarly resource for the conceptual side of the arts, excellent for backgrounds & theory. A comprehensive survey of major concepts, thinkers, and debates about the meaning, uses, and value of all the arts—from painting and sculpture to literature, music, theater, dance, television, film, and popular culture.The second edition includes increased coverage of international aesthetics, modern aesthetics, new media like computer art, and areas like neuroaesthetics that were not thoroughly covered in the first edition.
Covers the role and influence of African American cultural leaders, from all walks of life, from the 18th century to the present. Considers what inspired various Black writers to create poems, plays, short stories, novels, essays, opinion pieces and numerous other works, and how those writings contributed to culture in America today.
Covers theory across three volumes: Literary theory 1900 to 1966,Literary Theory from 1966 to 2011, and Cultural Theory. Entries cover the important concepts, theorists and trends in post-1900 literary and cultural theory, with explanations of complex terms and important theoretical concepts, and summaries of the work and ideas of key figures.
This Encyclopedia documents the history and development of postcolonial literature in English and includes original research relating to the literatures of over 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries, some of them biographical, conceptual, and thematic and written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, the encyclopedia explores the effect of the colonial and postcolonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.
A browseable and searchable guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.