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CHAUDHURI, Supriya, MCDONAGH, Josephine, MURRAY, Brian H., RAJAN, Rajeswari Sunder (eds.), Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World, Routledge, 2017.

DJAGALOV, Rossen, From Internationalism to Postcolonialism. Literature and Cinema between the Second and the Third Worlds, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.

FABIAN, Johannes, Ethnography as Commentary. Writing from the Virtual Archive, Durham, London, Duke University Press, 2008.

GAJARAWALA, Toral Jatin, SRIVASTAVA, Neelam, RAJAN, Rajeswari Sunder, WEBB, Jack (eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Postcolonial Print Cultures, New York, Bloomsbury, 2023.

HOFMEYR, Isabel, Gandhi’s Printing Press. Experiments in Slow Reading, Cambridge (MA), Harvard University Press, 2013.
—. Dockside Reading. Hydrocolonialism and the Custom House, Durham, Duke University Press, 2022.

HORTA, Paulo Lemos, Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights. Harvard University Press, 2017.

KHULLAR, Sonal (eds.), Old Stacks, New Leaves. The Arts of the Book in South Asia, Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2023.

MANI, B. Venkat, Recoding World Literature: Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books. Fordham University Press, 2017.

NERLEKAR, Anjali, Bombay Modern: Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture. Northwestern University Press, 2016 (Speaking Tiger Books, 2017 [Indian edition]).

NEWELL, Stephanie, Ghanaian Popular Fiction: ‘Thrilling Discoveries in Conjugal Life’ and Other Tales. Oxford and Ohio: James Currey and Ohio University Press, 2000.
—. Literary Culture in Colonial Ghana. Manchester and Indiana: Manchester U. P. and Indiana U.P, 2002.
—.The Power to Name: A History of Anonymity in Colonial West Africa. Ohio University Press, October 2013.

ORSINI, Francesca, SCHOFIELD, Katharine Butler (eds.), Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India, Open Book Publishers, 2015.

ORSINI, Francesca, SRIVASTAVA, Neelam, ZECCHINI, Laetitia (eds.), The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form. Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures, Cambridge, OpenBooks Publishers, 2022.

ORSINI, Francesca, East of Delhi. Multilingual Literary Culture and World Literature, Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 2023.

PANDEY, Gyanendra (ed.), Unarchived Histories: The “Mad” and the “Trifling” in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. Routledge, 2013.

PETERSON, Derek P., HUNTER, Emma, NEWELL, Stephanie (eds.), African Print Cultures, University of Michigan Press, 2016.

POPESCU, Monica, At Penpoint. African Literatures, Postcolonial Studies, and the Cold War, Durham (NC), Duke University Press, 2020.

PRASHAD, Vijay (ed.), The East was Read: Socialist Culture in the Third World, New Delhi: Leftword Books, 2019.

SRIVASTAVA, Neelam, Italian Colonialism and Resistances to Empire, 1930-1970, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

WEBB, Jack, WESTMAAS, Rod, KALADEEN, Maria del Pilar, Tantam, William, (eds.), Memory, Migration and (De)Colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond. SAS Publications, 2020.

ZECCHINI, Laetitia, Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India. Moving Lines, New Delhi, London, New York, Bloomsbury, 2014.


BROUILLETTE, Sarah, FINKELSTEIN, David (eds.), “Postcolonial Print Cultures.” Special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature vol. 48, issue 1, 2013.

HALIM, Hala (ed.), “Literature and Journalism”, Special issue of Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, vol. 37, 2017.

NERLEKAR, Anjali, ZECCHINI, Laetitia (eds.), “The Worlds of Bombay Poetry”, special double issue of Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vols. 53., issue 1 & 2, 2017.

NERLEKAR, Anjali, ORSINI, Francesca (eds.), “Post-Colonial Archives: Networks, Objects, Collaborations, Absences”, special issue of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Volume 45, Issue 2, 2022.

NOVILLO-CORVALAN, Patricia, ORSINI, Francesca (eds.), Journal of World Literature, volume 8, issue 2, special issue “The Magazine and World Literature”, 2023.

ORSINI, Francesca, ZECCHINI, Laetitia (eds.), “The Locations of (World) Literature: Perspectives from Africa and South Asia – Part I: Visions and Networks.”, special Issue of Journal of World Literature, vol. 4, 2019.