The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 10: The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 10: The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945

by Alex Tickell (Editor)


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The Oxford History of the Novel in English is a 12-volume series presenting a comprehensive, global, and up-to-date history of English-language prose fiction and written by a large, international team of scholars. The series is concerned with novels as a whole, not just the 'literary' novel, and each volume includes chapters on the processes of production, distribution, and reception, and on popular fiction and the fictional sub-genres, as well as outlining the work of major novelists, movements, and tendencies.

South and South East Asia has produced some of the most dynamic, experimental, and commercially successful English-language novels of the post-war period. This wide-ranging volume, which comprises specially commissioned chapters from critics working in the fields of postcolonial and global literature, covers key authors, national traditions, and major themes and genres, providing an unrivalled survey of the South and South East Asian anglophone novel.

The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 10. The Novel in South and South East Asia since 1945 employs a unique three-part structure covering South Asia, South East Asia, and 'cross-border' fictions and is the first work of its kind to provide a single comparative assessment of the novel across South and South East Asia, and in migrant lines of travel in and beyond these regions. Both an introduction and a scholarly resource, it covers internationally recognized novelists but also showcases forgotten, under-represented writers and their works. The volume provides comprehensive survey chapters on individual national traditions, comprising the anglophone novel of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Mainland China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Myanmar. Its historical and geographical reach takes in late colonial fictions, war-novels of Korea and Vietnam, and autobiographical fictions of the Chinese Cultural Revolution; its formal scope spans multi-volume historical epics, political fictions, and graphic novels. The development of the South and South East Asian novel in English is further contextualized in chapters on publishing and book history, and new forms of genre fiction, making this volume an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and general readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198745419
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2019
Series: Oxford History of the Novel in English Series
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Alex Tickell, Senior Lecturer in English, The Open University

Alex Tickell is Senior Lecturer in English at the Open University and Director of the OU's Postcolonial and Global Literatures Research Group. He taught previously at the University of Leeds and the University of York. He specialises in the Anglophone literary histories of South Asia and South East Asia and conjunctions of literature and politics, and is the author of Terrorism, Insurgency and Indian-English Literature: 1830 -1947 (Routledge: 2013). Dr Tickell also researches contemporary Indian fiction and has published a guide to Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Routledge: 2007) and edited a collection, South-Asian Fiction in English: Contemporary Transformations (Palgrave 2016).

Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Introduction, Alex Tickell
Part I: South Asia
1. The Novel of India, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
2. The Novel of Pakistan, Claire Chambers
3. The Novel of Sri Lanka, Ruvani Ranasinha
4. The Novel of Bangladesh, Kaiser Haq
5. Publishing and the History of the Book in South Asia, Abhijit Gupta
Themes and Genres
6. End of Empire Histories in the post-1945 Novel, Antoinette Burton
7. History and the South Asian Novel, Tabish Khair
8. Fiction and the Borderland: Partitions and Frontiers, Shuchi Kapila
9. Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in South Asian Fiction, Kavita Daiya
10. Globalization and the South Asian Novel, Kanishka Chowdhury
11. Land, Water, Waste: Environment and Ecology in South Asian Fiction, Sharae Deckard
12. Caste Logics: Categorization, Combination, and the Contemporary Novel, Toral Gajarawala
13. Genre Fiction in India, Priya Joshi
14. The Graphic Novel in South Asia, Charlotta Salmi
Key Authors
15. R. K. Narayan, G. J. V. Prasad
16. Anita Desai, Shirley Chew
17. Salman Rushdie, Florian Stadtler
18. Amitav Ghosh, Chitra Sankaran
Part II: South East Asia
19. The Novel of Mainland China, Jeffrey Mather
20. The Novel of Hong Kong, Elaine Yee Lin Ho
21. The Novel of the Philippines, May Jurilla
22. The Novel of Malaysia, Andrew Hock Soon Ng
23. The Novel of Singapore, Philip Holden
24. The Novel of Myanmar, Pavan Kumar Malreddy
25. Language Policy, Publishing, and Book History in South East Asia, Lily Rose Tope
Themes and Genres
26. Writing Imperial Decline in South East Asia, Andrew Biswell
27. History, Memory, and Cultural Identity in the Novel of South East Asia, Sharmani Patricia Gabriel and Alex Tickell
28. Language in the Malaysian and Singaporean Novel in English, Ismail Talib
29. Life-Writing, Testimony, and Biographical Fiction, Alex Tickell
30. Cold War Novels: Korea and Vietnam, Derek C. Maus
31. Genre Fiction in South East Asia: Chick Lit and Crime Fiction, Kelly Yin Nga Tse
32. The Graphic Novel in South East Asia, Cheng Tju Lim
Key Authors
33. Eileen Chang, Xiaojue Wang
34. Timothy Mo, Angelia Poon Mui Cheng
35. F. Sionil Jose, Maria Luisa Torres Reyes
36. K. S. Maniam and Tash Aw, Eddie Tay
Part III: Cross-Border Fictions
37. The Novel of the Middle East, Anastasia Valassopoulos
38. The Indian Ocean Novel, Prem Poddar
39. Narrating the Global South Asian Diaspora, Sudesh Mishra
40. Narrating the Global South East Asian Diaspora, Weihsin Gui
41. Publishing the South and South East Asian Novel in the Global Market, Shafquat Towheed
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