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Published: 31 October 2019

200 Pages | 2 black and white illustrations

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941701

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Affective Disorders

Emotion in Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

Bede Scott

Liverpool University Press

Postcolonialism Across the Disciplines LUP

  • Explores the significance of emotion in a range of colonial and postcolonial narratives, including Naguib Mahfouz's Midaq Alley, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis' Dom Casmurro, and Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games
  • Provides a deeper understanding of the relationship between various sociopolitical forces and the affective and aesthetic 'disorders' to which they give rise
  • Emphasizes the intersubjective quality of such emotional responses and, in so doing, challenges some of the boundaries that have traditionally insulated the individual from the collective, the psychological from the social
  • Engages with three different critical perspectives: postcolonial studies, affect studies, and narratology