[ilds] hyphens and posts...

Vittorio Celentano vcel at ix.netcom.com
Mon Jul 9 15:49:14 PDT 2007


Michael,

Perhaps this will help:
http://www.britannica.com/search?query=postcolonial+&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT

Ever

Vittorio
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Haag" <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ilds] hyphens and posts...


> What is it when there is only the hyphen and nothing on either side,
> thus:  -   ?
>
>
>
> On Monday, July 9, 2007, at 08:56  pm, Pamela Francis wrote:
>
> > Bill had recently asked about the hyphen which is sometimes and
> > sometimes
> > not employed in the term postcolonial.  There are pages and pages
> > written
> > about this, but in short, the word WITH the hyphen, that is,
> > post-colonial,
> > generally refers to the actual literature coming from formerly
> > colonized
> > nations.  For instance, Arundhati Roy, Chinua Achebe, Ngugi, etc., are
> > considered post-colonial writers.  However, without the hyphen it
> > refers to
> > the MUCH larger area of discussion surrounding issues of Empire,
> > decolonization, race, neocolonization, gender, etc. and so forth, all
> > of
> > which, according to most contributors on this list serve, seem not to
> > have
> > any relation to literature worth discussing...
> >
> >
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