[ilds] hyphens and posts...

Pamela Francis albigensian at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 11 07:25:29 PDT 2007

No, Michael, there I think you are misguided.  Po-co theory is all about 
questions--you use some of its observations, etc., to come up with your own 
answers.  But that's it, i'm done with my defense of reading and 
interpretive strategies (and po-co is not my only one--I also am very 
interested in place/space, a la Bergson and Bachelard--the other aspect in 
my In-Between article).  I really really have to prepare for my comps.  And 
besides, I dropped my laptop and shattered the screen (this is very 
serious---I had planned on using it till I finish school) so I have no way 
to communicate in the evenings anyway.  I will read the posts when I can 
though--you guys are always good intellectual entertainment...and no I know 
more about melons than I EVER wanted to know...peace and all that sort of 

>From: Michael Haag <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
>Reply-To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>To: Richard Pine <richardpin at eircom.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>Subject: Re: [ilds] hyphens and posts...
>Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:03:03 +0100
>These are interesting questions and worth following in the literature, etc. 
>  But these are indeed questions, not the constructs of a theory (as 
>Richard has himself pointed out in another posting).  Questions explore.  
>Postcolonial theory imposes answers; it is a catechism which serves to 
>instil an ideology.
>On Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 07:41  pm, Richard Pine wrote:
>>1) how does a recently independent country (one hesitates to say 'nation') 
>>find its feet?
>>2) how does its relationship to the former coloniser change (from the 
>>perspective of bothe colonised and coloniser)?
>>3) if it is a former English colony, how does the continued use of english 
>>(lower case intended) fit in with other cultural imperatives of the new 
>>state (I'm thinking particularly of India in and around 1947)
>>4) How is the new state (which was previously perceived by others as a 
>>colony/imperial possession) perceived as it begins to exercise its 

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