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Coda: How to Write Postcolonial Histories of Empire?

Suvir Kaul

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter states that postcolonial scholarship begins with the assumption that postcolonial histories of empire originate in modes of consciousness and critique developed during the anticolonial ... More


Empire of Language: Toward a Critique of (Post) colonial Expression

Laurent Dubreuil

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450563
eISBN:
9780801467516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between power and language has been a central theme in critical theory for decades now, yet there is still much to be learned about the sheer force of language in the world in which ... More


Reading Contrapuntally: Robinson Crusoe, Slavery, and Postcolonial Theory

Daniel Carey

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter expresses that postcolonial scholarship has been attuned to the disjunction in the period between politics of liberation and autonomy, which coincides at the same time with imperial ... More


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