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Poyner, Jane

Overview
Works: 13 works in 48 publications in 1 language and 2,056 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc
Classifications: PR9369.3.C58, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Jane Poyner
J.M. Coetzee and the idea of the public intellectual( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses the contribution J.M. Coetzee has made to contemporary literature, not least for the contentious forays his work makes into South African political discourse and the field of postcolonial studies
J.M. Coetzee and the paradox of postcolonial authorship by Jane Poyner( )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her thoroughgoing account of J.M. Coetzee's literary career, Jane Poyner illuminates the author's life-long engagement with the problems of colonialism and 'post-colonialism'
Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novels of the South African writer J. M. Coetzee won him global recognition and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His work offers substantial pedagogical richness and challenges. Coetzee treats such themes as race, aging, gender, animal rights, power, violence, colonial history and accountability, the silent or silenced other, sympathy, and forgiveness in an allusive and detached prose that avoids obvious answers or easy ethical reassurance. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," identifies secondary materials, including multimedia and Internet resources, that will help instructors guide their students through the contextual and formal complexities of Coetzee's fiction. In part 2, "Approaches," essays discuss how to teach works that are sometimes suspicious of teachers and teaching. The essays aim to help instructors negotiate Coetzee's ironies and allegories in his treatment of human relationships in a changing South Africa and of the shifting connections between human beings and the biosphere. --Provided by publisher
The emergence and development of modern Kurdish poetry by Farangis Ghaderi( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical concept of Afrocentrism in Nigerian literature by Chike Francis Mgbeadichie( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictions of J.M. Coetzee : master of his craft? by Jane Poyner( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis argues that through the portrayal of a sequence of authors-as-protagonists who write from within the apartheid and post-apartheid condition, the South African novelist J.M. Coetzee engages with the 'paradox of postcolonial authorship'. Whilst striving symbolically to retrieve the lost and silenced histories of colonised Others, writers of conscience (or conscience-stricken writers) risk re-enacting the very authority they seek to challenge. Taking account of Coetzee's recent material and adding to ongoing debates, the research traces the non-systematic shifts and transitions in the corpus in which Coetzee rehearses and revises his understanding of the ethics of intellectualism in parallel with the emergence of the 'new South Africa'. The thesis identifies three general tendencies in the trajectory of the work. Firstly, the early fiction is read within Coetzee's project of 'demythologising history' as a means of laying bare the 'madness of civilisation' and thereby exposing colonialist history as another ideologically inflected discourse. The middle phase engages with debates about the limits of representing the racial Other. Through the dialectical motifs of speech and silence, Coetzee attempts to bridge the impasse of postcolonial authorship: the racial Others in these novels are both silenced by oppression and silent in resistance. Finally, published on the cusp of regime change, and then postapartheid, the later novels are read as confessions in which the figure of the angst-ridden and dislocated white writer strives for persnal and historical truth and reconciliation. The trajectory of the oeuvre crystallises notions of ethical writing practices, sparely portrayed in the sequence of meta-generic 'Costello lectures'. The academic and novelist Elizabeth Costello endorses notions of feeling and sentiment ("heart-speech") over and above the discourses of reason and rationality, thereby developing Coetzee's concern with the formulation of the private speaking to and informing the public sphere. The thesis assesses how successfully, as a member of a white academic elite in South Africa, Coetzee accommodates his various roles as author, public intellectual and citizen (or private individual with both rights, and obligations to society). Overturning Edward Said's formulation of the public intellectual 'speaking truth to power', Coetzee is sceptical about what constitutes 'truth' and refuses to take confrontational positions. Yet, by withdrawing from the public domain as he makes interventions (speaking through Elizabeth Costello, for instance), Coetzee self-consciously problematises his own position (what he might call a 'nonposition'), lending weight to the claim that he is politically evasive
The limits of representation : subalternity and JM Coetzee's "foe" by Jane Poyner( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reimagining Bombay : postcolonial poetry and urban space by Emma Jade Bird( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The wild animal's story : nonhuman protagonists in twentieth-century Canadian literature through the lens of practical zoocriticism by Candice Allmark-Kent( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intervention : do the right thing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

J by Jane Poyner( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J.M. Coetzee and the idea of the public intellectual( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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