The Island as Site of Resistance (Hardcover)

An Examination of Caribbean and New Zealand Texts (Francophone Cultures and Literatures #6)

By Dorothy F. Lane

Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W, 9780820426426, 181pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1995

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The island is a prominent figure of enclosure in literature, often related to issues of power and control, and therefore to colonialism. After exploring several postcolonial readings of Shakespeare's "The Tempest," this study examines the challenge to imperialist island discourse in such New Zealand and Caribbean texts as Katherine Mansfield's stories and Derek Walcott's "Pantomime." It also makes a considerable contribution to the field of postcolonial studies by suggesting shared strategies of resistance in distinct geographical and cultural contexts.

About the Author

The Author: Dorothy F. Lane is an assistant professor of English at Luther College (University of Regina, Canada). She received her Ph.D. in Commonwealth and Postcolonial Literature from Queen's University (Canada). While most of her recent publictions are in the field of Canadian and Postcolonial studies, she has also completed work on mythopoeia and language in 20th-century literature.