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Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction

Tunca, D. and Wilson, J. M., (eds.) (2016) Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi. 9789004337671.

Item Type: Book
Abstract: This collection of essays focuses on the evocative figures of the ‘gateway’ and the ‘wall’ to reflect on the state of postcolonial studies. Some chapters foreground the modes of articulation between literal borders and emotional (dis)connections, while others examine how artefacts ranging from personal letters to clothes may be conceptualized as metaphorical ‘gateways’ and ‘walls’ that lead or, conversely, regulate access, to specific forms of cultural expression and knowledge. Following this line of metaphorical thought, the very discipline of postcolonial studies may be regarded as a field whose borders must be constantly redrawn, and whose paradigms need to be continually reshaped and rebuilt to remain relevant in the contemporary world – in other words, the discipline itself is one that is permanently ‘under construction’.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postcolonial, gateway, wall, metaphor, Turkey, Berlin Wall, Canada, East, West
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR9080 Postcolonial literature
Editors: Tunca, Daria and Wilson, Janet M
Publisher: Brill/Rodopi
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 16 November 2016
Date Type: Publication
Series Name: Cross/Cultures
Volume: 195
Place of Publication: Leiden
Number of Pages: 347
Language: English
ISBN: 9789004337671
Media of Output: Print
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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