© 2006

A Black British Canon?

  • Editors
  • Gail Low
  • Marion Wynne-Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Gail Low, Marion Wynne-Davies
      Pages 1-12
  3. Foreword: Migration, Modernity and English Writing — Reflections on Migrant Identity and Canon Formation

  4. Interrogating the Canon

  5. New Languages of Criticism

  6. Genealogies and Interventions

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-213

About this book


This much-needed collection examines the formation of a black British canon including writers, dramatists, film-makers and artists. Contributors including John McLeod, Michael McMillan, Mike Phillips and Alison Donnell discuss the textual, political and cultural history of black British and the term 'black British' itself.


cultural history drama dramatist fiction Great Britain identity migration

About the authors

SANDRA COURTMAN Senior Lecturer in English Literature, Staffordshire University, UK ALISON DONNELL Senior Lecturer in Postcolonial Literatures, Nottingham Trent University, UK FEMI FOLORUNSO Arts Development Officer, Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh, UK JOHN MCLEOD Lecturer in English, University of Leeds, UK MICHAEL MCMILLAN Playwright (TV and theatre) and Academic Writer MIKE PHILLIPS Academic, Writer, Broadcaster, Journalist, Critic and award-winning Crime Writer; also Cross-Cultural Curator at the Tate Gallery, London JAMES PROCTER Lecturer in English Studies, University of Stirling, UK LEON R. WAINWRIGHT Research Fellow in Art History, University of Sussex, UK ANDY WOOD Currently completing Doctoral dissertation on Black British Culture, University of Dundee, UK

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