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Postcolonial Star Wars

Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Editor(s): Matthew Schultz

Book Description

This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars. Divided into five sections––Rebellion, Racism, Feminism, The Subaltern, and The Gothic––the text considers the narrative and technical aspects of various Star Wars films, animated television series, comics, and short stories. While this collection will be of interest to any Star Wars fan wishing to deepen their knowledge of the literature, history, and politics that influenced the creators of the galaxy far, far away, it will also be compelling reading for undergraduates enrolled in first-year writing courses and those taking seminars on science fiction, postcolonial literature, or media studies.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5030-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-5030-3
Date of Publication: 01/08/2020
Pages / Size: 140 / A5
Price: £58.99


Matthew Schultz, PhD, is the Writing Center Director at Vassar College, USA. He earned his BA and MA in English Literature from John Carroll University, USA, and his PhD in English Literature from Saint Louis University in 2010. He is the author of over two dozen articles appearing in journals such as Irish Studies Review, James Joyce Quarterly, and Postcolonial Text. He has also written four books, including Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction (2014) and Joycean Arcana: Ulysses and the Tarot de Marseille (2020).