Archive for the ‘literature’ Category

Robert J. C. Young, ‘Postcolonial Remains’, New Literary History 43, 10 (2012). Extract in lieu of abstract: The postcolonial remains: it lives on, ceaselessly transformed in the present into new social and political configurations. One marker of its continuing relevance is the degree to which the power of the postcolonial perspective has spread across almost […]

Ato Quayson, ‘Periods versus Concepts: Space Making and the Question of Postcolonial Literary History’, PMLA 127, 2,(2012). extract in lieu of abstract: Certain dates are now viewed as classic loci of the time and contradictory temporalities of the postcolonial: 1492 (Columbus’s arrival in America and the expulsion of Jews from Spain); 1603 (Lord Mountjoy’s colonization […]

Harriet Wild, ‘Primal Curiosity, Primal Anxiety: The Child Settler in Vigil and The Piano’, New Zealand Media Studies 12, 2 (2012). From introduction: Vincent Ward’s Vigil (1984) and Jane Campion’s The Piano (1993) can be considered as significant points in the filmic depiction of the settler psyche. These films depict the settler struggling against the […]

Mark Rifkin, ‘The Transatlantic Indian Problem’, American Literary History (2012), 1-19. bit in lieu of abstract: All three of these studies valuably indicate the significance of Indianness beyond a semi-ethnographic, and potentially fetishizing and exoticizing, concern with the lifeways of Indigenous peoples. Yet they also tend to treat the figure of the Indian as a […]

Patrick Brantlinger, ‘Notes on the postmodernity of fake(?) Aboriginal literature’, Postcolonial Studies 14, 4 (2011). This article examines issues of authenticity in Australian culture. From the very beginning, Australia has been plagued and entertained by literary hoaxes. The recent revelation that Mudrooroo, who was for several decades Australia’s leading Aboriginal author, is of African-white and […]

Hilton Obenzinger, ‘Melville, Holy Lands, and Settler-Colonial Studies’, Leviathan: A journal of Melville Studies 13, 3 (2011). When American Palestine: Melville, Twain and the Holy Land Mania appeared in 1999, it was situated within several broader contexts: American literary studies, of course, but also the field of America-Holy Land studies. And I placed America-Holy Land […]

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Making Settler Colonial Space: Perspectives on Race, Place and Identity (Palgrave UK, 2010) Edited by Tracey Banivanua Mar and Penelope Edmonds. To be launched by Patrick Wolfe. The new journal, settler colonial studies, introduced by Jane Carey and Lorenzo Veracini. When: Thursday 30th June, 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start Where: Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude […]

Beth H. Piatote, ‘Domestic Trials: Indian Rights and National Belonging in Works by E. Pauline Johnson and John M. Oskison’, American Quarterly 63, 1 (2011): This interdisciplinary literature and law essay considers the legal mechanism of marriage as a site that joins notions of love and consent with the apparatus of state regulation, and how […]

Helmut K Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (eds), Cultures and Globalization: Heritage, Memory and Identity (SAGE, 2011). Heritage, memory and identity are closely connected keywords of our time, each endowed with considerable rhetorical power. Different human groups define certain objects and practices as ‘heritage’; they envision heritage to reflect some form of collective memory, either […]