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Ashcroft, Bill 1946-

Works: 83 works in 534 publications in 6 languages and 17,898 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Terminology  Reference works  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9080, 820.9358
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Most widely held works by Bill Ashcroft
The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

82 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Japanese and held by 3,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language."--Publisher description
Edward Said : the paradox of identity by Bill Ashcroft( )

84 editions published between 12 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The field of post-colonial studies would not be what it is today without the work of Edward Said. Similarly, he has played a vital role in bringing the plight of Palestine before a world audience." "This volume introduces the ideas at the heart of Said's work, both scholarly and journalistic. Together these ideas make a highly influential statement on the nature of identity formation in the post-colonial world and offer a new understanding of the links between text or critic and their material contexts ('the world'). The authors ask why this work has proved so important, examining its contexts, implications and impact." "With its accessible style, clear explanations of key terms, end-of-chapter summaries and fully annotated guide to further reading, this revised and fully updated edition of a book first published in 1999 is the ideal companion for readers new to Said."--Jacket
The post-colonial studies reader by Bill Ashcroft( )

69 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most exciting features of English literatures today is the explosion of post-colonial literatures, those literatures written in English in formerly colonised societies. This field has given rise to a great range of theoretical ideas, concepts, problems and debates, and these have been addressed in a great range of articles, essays, talks and books published or written from every continent. This book brings together a selection of these theoretical issues in a way that indicates and celebrates the immense diversity of post-colonial theory. As such it will be an indispensable volume for students, teachers, researchers and theorists, and anybody interested in the field." "The uniqueness of this volume is in its range and comprehensiveness. By bringing together nearly ninety extracts from over fifty different writers, it demonstrates the vast spread of post-colonial theory, the degree to which such theory is emerging outside the metropolitan intellectual centres, and the significance such theory has in the practical political issues of living in this range of societies. This book makes accessible the full range of post-colonial theory, which otherwise would be either difficult or impossible for students, teachers or researchers to fully utilize."--Jacket
Post-colonial studies : the key concepts by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

91 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-colonial studies stands at the intersection of debates about race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. In the language of post-colonial studies, some words are new while others are familiar but charged with a new significance. This volume provides an essential key to understanding the issues that characterize post-colonialism, explaining what it is, where it is encountered and why it is crucial in forging new cultural identities, Among the subjects defined and discussed are: disapora, Fanonism, Imperialism, Manicheanism, mimicry, negritude, Orientalism, settler-colony, and transculturation." "This comprehensive glossary has extensive cross-referencing, each entry is supplemented by suggestions for further reading, and there is a comprehensive bibliography of essential writings in post-colonial studies."--Jacket
On post-colonial futures : transformations of colonial culture by Bill Ashcroft( )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposes a radical view of the influence that colonised societies have had on their former colonisers. In this work, Ashcroft extends the arguments posed in The Empire Writes Back to investigate the transformative effects of post-colonial resistance and the continuing relevance of colonial struggle. Author from UNSW
Post-colonial transformation by Bill Ashcroft( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post-Colonial Transformation demonstrates how widespread the strategy of transformation has been; investigates political and literary resistance; examines the nature of post-colonial societies' engagement with imperial language, history, allegory and place; and offers radical new perspectives in post-colonial theory in principles of habitation and horizonality." "Post-Colonial Transformation breaks new theoretical ground while demonstrating the relevance of a wide range of theoretical practices, and extending the exploration of topics fundamentally important to the field of post-colonial studies."--Jacket
Literature for our times : postcolonial studies in the twenty-first century by Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literature for Our Times offers the widest range of essays on present and future directions in postcolonial studies ever gathered together in one volume. Demonstrating the capacity of different approaches and methodologies to ‘live together’ in a spirit of ‘convivial democracy’, these essays range widely across regions, genres, and themes to suggest the many different directions in which the field is moving. Beginning with an engagement with global concerns such as world literatures and cosmopolitanism, translation, diaspora and migrancy, established and emerging critics demonstrate the ways in which postcolonial analysis continues to offer valuable ways of analysing the pressing issues of a globalizing world. The field of Dalit studies is added to funda¬mental interests in gender, race, and indigeneity, while the neglected site of the post¬colonial city, the rising visibility of terrorism, and the continuing importance of trauma and loss are all addressed through an analysis of particular texts. In all of these ap¬proaches, the versatility and adaptability of postcolonial theory is seen at its most energetic."--pub. desc
Key concepts in post-colonial studies by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

31 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-colonialism as a subject stands at the intersection of the debate surrounding race, colonialism, gender, politics and language. This reference work is probably the only current title solely dedicated to examining the subject
Caliban's voice : the transformation of English in post-colonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shakespeare's Tempest, Caliban says to Miranda and Prospero: ' ... you taught me language, and my profit on't Is, I know how to curse'. With this statement, he gives voice to an issue that lies at the centre of post-colonial studies. Can Caliban own Prospero's language? Can he use it to do more than curse? Caliban's Voice examines the ways in which post-colonial literatures have transformed English to redefine what we understand to be 'English Literature'. It investigates the importance of language learning in the imperial mission, the function of language in ideas of race and place, the link between language and identity, the move from orature to literature and the significance of translation. By demonstrating the dialogue that occurs between writers and readers in literature, Bill Ashcroft argues that cultural identity is not locked up in language, but that language, even a dominant colonial language, can be transformed to convey the realities of many different cultures. Using the figure of Caliban, Ashcroft weaves a consistent and resonant thread through his discussion of the post-colonial experience of life in the English language, and the power of its transformation into new and creative forms
Patrick White centenary : the legacy of a prodigal son by Cynthia Vanden Driesen( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume marks the birth centenary of a giant amongst contemporary writers: the Australian Nobel prize-winning novelist, Patrick White (1912-1990). It proffers an invaluable insight into the current state of White studies through commentaries drawn from an international galaxy of eminent critics, as well as from newer talents. The book proves that interest in White's work continues to grow and diversify. Every essay offers a new insight: some are re-evaluations by seasoned critics who revise earlier positions significantly; others admit new light onto what has seemed like well-trodden terrain or focus on works perhaps undervalued in the past--his poetry, an early short story or novel--which are now subjected to fresh attention. His posthumous work has also won attention from prominent critics. New comparisons with other international writers have been drawn in terms of subject matter, themes and philosophy. The expansion of critical attention into fields like photography and film opens new possibilities for enhancing further appreciation of his work. White's interest in public issues such as the treatment of Australia's Indigenous peoples, human rights and Australian nationalism is refracted through the inclusion of relevant commentaries from notable contributors. For the first time in Australian literary history, Indigenous scholars have participated in a celebration of the work of a white Australian writer. All of this highlights a new direction in White studies--the appreciation of his stature as a public intellectual. The book demonstrates that White's legacy has limitless possibilities for further growth
Utopianism in postcolonial literatures by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia, travel and empire -- Heimat anticipation and postcolonial literatures -- The ambiguous necessity of utopia -- Remembering the future: time and utopia in African literature -- Beyond the nation-state -- Writing and re-writing India -- Borderland heterotopia: Aztlán and the Chicano nation -- Archipelago of dreams: utopianism in Caribbean literature -- Oceanic hope: utopianism in the Pacific -- Settler colony utopianism
White and deadly : sugar and colonialism by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifying Australia in postmodern times( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the debate about the Australian Identity in the light of postmodernist discourse; pluralistic perspectives cover writers from wide range of disciplines
L'empire vous répond théorie et pratique des littératures post-coloniales by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intimate horizons : the post-colonial sacred in Australian literature by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gimbals of unease : the poetry of Francis Webb by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ni xie di guo : hou zhi min wen xue de li lun yu shi jian by Bill Ashcroft( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said and the post-colonial( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said by Bill Ashcroft( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Said is perhaps best known as the author of Orientalism. This volume explains Said's key ideas, their contexts and impact, with reference to both his scholarship and journalism
Best management guidelines for irrigation of carrots and onions( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The post-colonial studies reader
Edward Said : the paradox of identityThe post-colonial studies readerPost-colonial studies : the key conceptsOn post-colonial futures : transformations of colonial culturePost-colonial transformationKey concepts in post-colonial studiesCaliban's voice : the transformation of English in post-colonial literaturesWhite and deadly : sugar and colonialism
Alternative Names
Ashcroft, Bill

Ashcroft, William David.

Ashcroft, William David 1946-

Ashukurofuto, Biru 1946-

Aškrūfit, Bīl 1946-

بيل أشكروفت، 1946-

アシュクロフトビル 1946-

アッシュクロフト, ビル