[ilds] hyphens and posts...

Vittorio Celentano vcel at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jul 10 09:36:19 PDT 2007


Pamela,

I think the Encyclopedia Britannica settles the postcolonial and
post-colonial question as in:
http://www.britannica.com/search?query=postcolonial+&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT

Vittorio

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Pamela Francis" <albigensian at hotmail.com>
To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [ilds] hyphens and posts...


> I would suggest, for general reading, Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffith, and
> Helen Tiffin's Post-Colonial Studies: the Key Concepts, Routledge, 1998.
It
> is quite handy and has an excellent entry on the
post-colonial/postcolonial
> issue.  Also, you can read the relevant material on Amazon books--I think
> Google has scanned the relevant pages too.
>
> As for po-co articles dealing with Durrell, you may want to refer to Diane
> Vipond's "A Postcolonial Reading of the Black Book" in Deus Loci 7, my own
> "'This Betraying Landscape': Shrinking Colonial Space in Durrell's
> Mountolive" in In-Between: Essays and Studies in Literature, 11.2, p.
> 277-90., Anne Zahlan's "Rhodes, Ruskin, and the Myth of Empire: Imperial
> Intertextuality in Durrell's Mountolive", Deus Loci 8.he review of another
> one of Ashcroft's books, Post-Colonial Transformation in Modern Language
> Review 97.2: 525-6 is also helpful.
>
> I stand by my usages--the hyphen in relation to time, non-hyphen for the
> theory.    I still think the hyphen is best used in reference to a
> particular time or location, whereas the non-hyphen use refers to the
> discourse itself.  --Pamela
>
>
> >From: "Vittorio Celentano" <vcel at ix.netcom.com>
> >Reply-To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> >To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> >Subject: Re: [ilds] hyphens and posts...
> >Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2007 18:02:48 -0400
> >
> >Pamela,
> >
> >Postcolonial seems to be more often used in literature than
"post-colonial.
> >Please, refer to:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcolonial_literature
> >
> >Vittorio
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Pamela Francis" <albigensian at hotmail.com>
> >To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> >Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 3:56 PM
> >Subject: [ilds] hyphens and posts...
> >
> >
> > > 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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