Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): Sura P Rath, Kailash C Baral & D Venkat Rao
Publisher: Pencraft International
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81857538
This volume of twenty-two essays is prepared to honour Professor Prafulla C Kar on the occasion of his retirement from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda after about four decades of an illustrious career in the profession.
The essays appear in five clusters: the first two essays lay the foundation for reflection on the correspondence between the past and the present and its implications for the future of literary studies; the next four spatially localize the questions raised, addressing issues such as the practice of criticism in India, its ethical dimensions in the evolving intellectual life in the country, and its impact on the changing canon; the third cluster of four essays focuses on Romantic theory, especially on the poetry of Wordsworth and Keats, an area of Kar’s pedagogical interest; the fourth and fifth groups similarly address Kar’s two other research interest areas, postcolonial studies and cultural studies.
The volume closes with five essays focusing on individual authors; and the final essays points to the changing perspective on European cultural history, providing literary scholars a fresh way of examining culture and society in relation to their close imbrications with literature and the values that literature embodies.
The Future of the Past and the Past of the Future
Literary Studies and Digital Technologies: Rethinking the Futures of Our Pasts
Reflections on English Studies and the Literary Intellectual
The Ideology of Criticism and the Criticism of Ideology: Some Reflections on the Practice of Literary Criticism
More on Criticism in India Now
Why Rock the Canon? Or the Pleasures of Theory
Re-Reading Wordsworth’s Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Poetry and Morality: Some Notes on Wordsworth and the New Critics
Strange Seas and Silent Passions: Paradox and Irony in The Prelude
Beyond the Lily and the Snow: John Keats and the Poetry of Ethical Knowledge
The Raj Tales: Colonialism Revisited
Children of the Father: Locating Postcolonial Selves
Configuring the Techno-Body: Towards a Posthuman Culture
AIDS in India: The Cultural Politics of Disease
F/(R)ighting Back: The Otherness of Ethics and the Ethics of Otherness
Encountering the Cultural Aporia: Multiculturalism as a Global/Local Cultural Nexus
Eliot in Steinese: Some Speculations on The Fifteenth of November
Filling the Gaps: Narrative Memory and Amitav Ghosh’s Art of Telling
But on a Quiet Day, A Tribute to Arundhati Roy
Oh, Lorde! Must You Integrate Your Entries?
Visualizing Terror: Nation, State and Woman in the Terrorist Film
No State of Grace: Violence in the Garden