Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism is a groundbreaking text of fifteen essays that present new modes of access for, as well as alternative meanings to, a number of well-known and not so well-known literary works, authors, and cultural aspects of the English, French, and Spanish speaking areas of the Caribbean. Conceived by Emily Allen Williams as a result of a Caribbean Literature conference in Martinique, it is the first scholarly text to boldly and methodically acknowledge the différance as well as connectivity of the cultures of the Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispaniophone Caribbean through an examination of its literary texts. The authors of these essays approach the literatures and cultures of the Caribbean from “postcolonization” perspectives that are informed by modes of deconstructive observations and explorations, historical and biographical critiques, sociological and psychological discourse, and gender and feminist interrogations. Designed to highlight différance and cultural connectivity not “sameness,” the text is organized topically to examine Anglophone, Francophone and Hispaniophone Literatures and Cultures with the following issues as central: 1) Gendering Identities: Sex and Sexuality
2) Postcolonization Realities: Intersections of Time, Race and Culture
3) The “Creoleness” of Language, Space, and Subject
4) Deconstructionist Views of Narrative and Poetic Forms.
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Africa World Press, Inc. (January 15, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds