Transcultural Narratives of Contemporary Postcoloniality
Edited By Nirmala Menon and Marika Preziuso
In addition, the collection addresses in at least two significant ways the question about «beyond postcolonialism» and the future of the discipline. First, by questioning and critically examining some foundational theories in postcolonialism, it points to possible new directions in our theoretical vocabulary. Second, it offers an array of reflections around disparate geographies that are, equally importantly, written in different languages. The value that the authors place on languages other than English and their choice to focus on the effect that multiple languages have on the present of postcolonial studies are in line with one of the aims of the collection – to make the case for a multilingual expansion of the postcolonial imaginary as a necessary imperative.
About the Editors
Nirmala Menon is Assistant Professor of Literature at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Indore, India. She received her doctorate at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her areas of expertise include postcolonial literature and theory from India, especially in multilingual narratives. She has written and published in areas of translation studies and regional language literatures in India. Dr. Menon is a member of the Postcolonial Studies Association (PSA) and is a reader and reviewer for publications such as Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Postcolonial Text, and Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry. Her current working projects include a monograph and a digital humanities database. She is an executive member of the Editorial and Internationalisation Committee of Open Library for Humanities (OLH).
Marika Preziuso is Assistant Professor of World Literature at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Mass Art) in Boston. She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Caribbean women writers at the University of London. Her areas of academic interest include contemporary literature by immigrant writers in the United States, Latin@ literature, postcolonial literature, and gender and cultural studies. Dr. Preziuso is particularly interested in interdisciplinary narratives of twentieth-century and contemporary migrants through literature and the visual arts. She currently leads the Committee for the Visual Arts of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA).
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