Poststructuralism and Postcoloniality
The Anxiety of Theory
Jane Hiddleston is a Lecturer and Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. She is also a Member of the executive committee of the Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies, and editor of the accompanying journal.
Acknowledgements Introduction Part One: Poststructuralism in Algeria 1. Derrida in Exile: Philosophy, Postcolonialism and the Call for a Singular Universalism 2. In or Out? The Dislocations of Hélène Cixous 3. Lyotard’s Algeria: Theory and/or Politics Part Two: Theory and Cultural Difference 4. Displacing Barthes: Self, Other and the Theorist’s Uneasy Belonging 5. National Identity and Etrangeté: Kristeva’s Search for a Language of Otherness 6. Spivak’s Echo: Autobiography, Narcissism and the Theoretical Voice Conclusion Bibliography Index Contents
... this is a very insightful and well-informed contribution to contemporary theoretical debates within this field.
French Studies, vol 65, no 4
Hiddleston has produced a sophisticated and comprehensive study that genuinely contributes to the literature in this area.
Modern Language Review, Volume 106, Part 4
A thorough, well-researched and well-written piece of scholarship. Though it covers a lot of ground, and deals with six notoriously complex and prolific thinkers, the overall project is impressively focused and coherent…This is clearly an accomplished piece of work, and it will be a valuable addition to the growing literature on the topic.
Size: 239 x 163 mm
Publication: July 5, 2010
Series: Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines 8