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Outposts of Progress free pdf The first international conference ever held in Africa on the works of author Joseph Conrad took place in 1998, to mark the centenary of the publication of heart of darkness. This book draws its title from Conrad's short story, 'An Outpost of Progress' which represented the responses of a European to colonial settler assumptions about progress and backwardness, in the light of his first-hand experience of Europeans in Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. The 13 essays in this collection engage directly with the ways in which Conrad's fiction explores and problematises the notion of 'progress', not only at the time when he was writing but now, more than a century later. Although the relationship between modernist and postcolonial literature has been theorised by critics in Britain, Europe and America since the late 1980s, for the first time, this book brings these debates to Africa.

About Gail Fincham

Gail Fincham is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town. She has edited, co-edited, and contributed to three collections of essays on Conrad (1996, 2002, 2003), and is a contributor to Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre (ed. Lothe, Hawthorn, Phelan, 2008). With Jeremy Hawthorn and Jakob Lothe she co-edited and contributed to Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism (Palgrave, 2008), wrote the monograph The Novels of Zakes Mda in Postapartheid South Africa (UCT Press, 2011) and contributed to Each Other's Yarns: Essays on Narrative and Critical Method for Jeremy Hawthorn (Novus Press, 2012). Jeremy Hawthorn is Emeritus Professor of Modern British Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has published three monographs and many articles on the fiction of Joseph Conrad, and other monographs and articles on narrative and on literary theory. The 4th edition of his A Glossary of Contemporary Literature was published in 2000, and the 6th edition of his Studying the Novel in 2010. Jakob Lothe is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oslo. He has also taught comparative literature at the universities of Bergen and Oslo. Lothe's books include Conrad's Narrative Method (Oxford University Press, 1989) and Narrative in Fiction and Film (Oxford University Press, 2000). He has edited and co-edited many volumes, including The Art of Brevity (University of South Carolina Press, 2004- paperback 2011), Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism (Palgrave, 2008)- Joseph Conrad (Ohio State University Press, 2008), Franz Kafka (Ohio State University Press, 2011), and After Testimony: the Ethics and Aesthetics of Holocaust Narrative for the Future (Ohio State University Press, 2012).

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Author : Gail Fincham
Publisher : Juta Legal and Academic Publishers
Data Published : 01 January 2015
ISBN : 1775820890
EAN : 9781775820895
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 266 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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