|Towards a Transcultural Future.
Literature and Society in a ‘Post’-Colonial World.
DAVIS, Geoffrey V., Peter H. MARSDEN, Bénédicte LEDENT & Marc DELREZ (Eds.)
ASNEL Papers 9.1.
Brill, Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2004, XVI, 317 pp.
This collection has one central theoretical focus, viz. stock-taking essays on the present and future status of postcolonialism, transculturalism, nationalism, and globalization. These are complemented by 'special' angles of entry (e.g. 'dharmic ethics') and by considerations of the global impress of technology (African literary studies and the Internet).
Table of Contents
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Hena MAES–JELINEK: Postcolonial Criticism at the Crossroads: Subjective Questionings of an Old-Timer
Bernard COHEN: From Foreign Logics
THE FUTURE OF POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Graham HUGGAN: Postcolonialism, Globalization, and the Rise of (Trans)cultural Studies
Sandra PONZANESI: Beyond Postcolonial Theory? Paradoxes and Potentialities of a Necessary Paradigm
Frank SCHULZE–ENGLER: From Postcolonial to Preglobal: Transnational Culture and the Resurgent Project of Modernity
Sujay SOOD: An Introduction to Dharmic Ethics
Dominique BEDIAKO: African Literary Studies and the Internet: No Territory for Africans
Babila J. MUTIA: Meaning in Character: Armah's Teacher in The Beautyful Ones Revisited
Virginia RICHTER: A New Desire for the grands récits? Rereading Senghor and Fanon
Anna J. SMITH: Nationalist Without a Nation: Kapka Kassabova
Janet WILSON: New Zealand Literary Nationalism and the Transcultural Future, or: Will the Centre Hold?
NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIAN POETRY
Denys TRUSSELL: Poetry as Translation of History and Nature: The Poem Archipelago and the Ecopoetic Paradigm in the Pacific
JAN KEMP: Queen of the Castle; Blue Irises
Vincent O'SULLIVAN: Lucky table; Reading the Russians; Poetry, oh yes!
Andrew SANT: Islandhood; A Firework Maker on the Domestic Front; The Fireworks Lesson
TRANSLATION AND INTERCULTURALISM
Krishna BARUA: The Dancing Prankster or the Enlightened Seer? Raja Rao's The Cat and Shakespeare and Patrick White's The Solid Mandala
Bernth LINDFORS: "Beware the Ides of March": Amending Julius Nyerere's Julius Caesar
Ilka SAAL: Taking on The Tempest: Problems of Postcolonial Re/presentation
Barbara SCHMIDT–HABERKAMP: Cross-Cultural Experience and Existence in Yasmine Gooneratne's Novel A Change of Skies
Russell WEST: Translator In Transit: Postcolonial Identities in Transformation on the Pacific Rim; Annamarie Jagose's In Translation
Gundula WILKE : Storytelling as a Process of Transcultural Mediation: The Examples of Robert Kroetsch and Thomas King
Adele KING: Connections: Simon Njami/Chester Himes; Abourahman Waberi/Nuruddin Farah
Maîtres chez nous – Masters in Our Own House:
Ralph PORDZIK: The Treatment of Quebec Separatism in Canadian Projective Fiction
SYNCRETISM IN THE THEATRE
Haike FRANK: The Revival of Storytelling in Post-Apartheid South African Theatre: Identity-Construction in Lueen Conning's A Coloured Place and and Athol Fugard and The Cast's My Life
Sujay SOOD: The Man of Man
List of Contributors.