[ilds] hyphens and posts...

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Tue Jul 10 10:45:02 PDT 2007


Thanks, Pamela.

At 11:27 AM 7/10/2007, you wrote:
>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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