Author: Eminent ContributorsEditor(s): Sura P Rath, Kailash C Baral & D Venkat RaoPublisher: Pencraft InternationalYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 287ISBN/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.
AcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroductionThe Future of the Past and the Past of the FutureLiterary Studies and Digital Technologies: Rethinking the Futures of Our PastsReflections on English Studies and the Literary IntellectualThe Ideology of Criticism and the Criticism of Ideology: Some Reflections on the Practice of Literary CriticismMore on Criticism in India NowWhy Rock the Canon? Or the Pleasures of TheoryRe-Reading Wordsworth’s Preface to Lyrical BalladsPoetry and Morality: Some Notes on Wordsworth and the New CriticsStrange Seas and Silent Passions: Paradox and Irony in The PreludeBeyond the Lily and the Snow: John Keats and the Poetry of Ethical KnowledgeThe Raj Tales: Colonialism RevisitedChildren of the Father: Locating Postcolonial SelvesConfiguring the Techno-Body: Towards a Posthuman Culture AIDS in India: The Cultural Politics of DiseaseF/(R)ighting Back: The Otherness of Ethics and the Ethics of OthernessEncountering the Cultural Aporia: Multiculturalism as a Global/Local Cultural NexusEliot in Steinese: Some Speculations on The Fifteenth of NovemberFilling the Gaps: Narrative Memory and Amitav Ghosh’s Art of TellingBut on a Quiet Day, A Tribute to Arundhati RoyOh, Lorde! Must You Integrate Your Entries?Visualizing Terror: Nation, State and Woman in the Terrorist FilmNo State of Grace: Violence in the GardenContributorsIndex