Negotiating Boundaries in Post-Colonial Writing.
REIF-HÜLSER, Monika (Ed.)
ASNEL Papers 4.
Brill, Amsterdam/Atlanta, GA, 1999, XII, 293 pp.
Boundaries, borderlines, limits on the one hand and rites of passage, contact zones, in-between spaces on the other have attracted renewed interest in a broad variety of cultural discourses after a long period of decenterings and delimitations in numerous fields of social, psychological, and intellectual life.
Table of Contents
I BOUNDARIES OF THEORY
Frank SCHULZE-ENGLER: Changing Spaces. Globalization, Migration, and the Post-Colonial Transition.
Zbigniew BIALAS: Ambition and Distortion. An Ontological Dimension in Colonial Cartography.
Martina GHOSH-SCHELLHORN: Spaced In-Between. Transitional Identities.
J.E. ELLIOTT: What's 'Post' in Post-Colonial Theory?
II RECLAIMING HISTORY AND MEMORY
Aleida ASSMANN: Space, Place, Land. Changing Concepts of Territory in English and American Fiction.
Judie NEWMAN: Spaces In-Between. Hester Prynne as the Salem Bibi in Bharati Mukherjee's The Holder of the World.
Monika GOMILLE: Curiosity in Post-Colonial Discourse. Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia.
Gabriele RIPPL: "I Do Not Take Messages from Dead People". Cultural, Linguistic and Personal Boundaries in Pauline Melville's Shape-Shifter.
III REPOSSESSING GENDER
Felicity HAND: Negotiating Boundaries in the Horn of Africa. Women in the Fiction of Nuruddin Farah.
Flora VEIT-WILD: Borderlines of the Body in African Women's Writing.
Claire CONNOLLY: (Be)longing. The Strange Place of Elisabeth Bowen's Eva Trout.
Emilia IPPOLITO: Room as a Catalyst of Differences. In Search of Autonomous Subjectivity in the Caribbean (Con)text of Jamaica Kincaid.
IV IMAGINARY SPACES
Gamal ABDEL-SHEHID: Can't Forget Ben. Representational Ambiguities and Canadian Nationalism.
Norbert PLATZ: Rediscovering the Forgotten Space of Nature. A Plea for Ecocriticism in the New Literatures in English.
Werner SEDLAK: Ways of Appropriating Space in South African Prison Memoirs. From Ruth First to Nelson Mandela.
Jesús LÓPEZ-PELÁEZ CASELLAS: Forms of Exile in the Narrative of Mohamed Choukri and Joyce's Portrait.
V SHIFTING THE BORDERS - STAGING THE DIFFERENCE
Nicholas DALY: Post-Colonial Carnival (?) Neil Jordan's The Crying Game.
Gordon COLLIER: Catching Up on the Third World? Post-Coloniality in the Cinema of the Settler-Colonies.
Monica TURCI: People In-Between. Running in the Family as Fictional Biography.
Walter GÖBEL: Teaching Nigerian Novels. Hermeneutic and Didactic Aspects.
Monika REIF-HÜLSER: Cross-Cuts. In Lieu of a Résumé. Contributors.