Literary histories of the early Anglophone Caribbean : islands in the stream / Nicole N. Aljoe, Brycchan Carey, Thomas W. Krise, editors
- Introduction / Nicole N. Aljoe, Brycchan Carey, and Thomas W. Krise -- “Memory, rememory, and the moral constitution of Caribbean literary history” / Keith Sandiford -- Early Caribbean evangelical life narrative / Sue Thomas -- The promise of the tropics: wealth, illness, and African bodies in early Anglo-Caribbean medical writing / Kelly Wisecup -- Order, disorder, and reorder: the paradox of Creole representations in Caribbeana (1741) / Jo Anne Harris -- Testimonies of the enslaved in the Caribbean literary history / Nicole N. Aljoe -- Beyond Bonny and Read: Blackbeard’s bride and other women in Caribbean piracy narratives / Richard Frohock -- Early Creole novels in English before 1850: Hamel, the Obeah Man and Warner Arundell: The Adventures of a Creole / Candace Ward and Tim Watson -- Colonial Vices and metropolitan corrections: satire and slavery in the early Caribbean / Brycchan Carey -- Finding the modern in early Caribbean literature / Cassander L. Smith.
- "The Caribbean has traditionally been understood as a region that did not develop a significant ‘native’ literary culture until the postcolonial period. Indeed, most literary histories of the Caribbean begin with the texts associated with the independence movements of the early twentieth century. However, as recent research has shown, although the printing press did not arrive in the Caribbean until 1718, the roots of Caribbean literary history predate its arrival. This collection contributes to this research by filling a significant gap in literary and historical knowledge with the first collection of essays specifically focused on the literatures of the early Caribbean before 1850."--
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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